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  • Developing Websites with WordPress as a Freelancer – The Pros and Cons

    27.03.2017

    Are you thinking about getting into WordPress and are unsure whether this is the right path to take? Asking yourself those questions is the first step to becoming a successful freelancer. Committing to a certain niche can set the tone for your entire career, even if it isn’t a commitment meant to last forever.

  • The Perfect Workplace – Picking Between Your Home, a Café and a Coworking Space!

    20.03.2017

    Freelancing is all about freedom – in determining the work you take, the hours you put in, and the way you run your business. The freedom of picking your workplace is a big part of why freelancing is so awesome. There are many different ways to work and you get to determine what suits you best.

  • The 5 Most Challenging Things I Faced While Freelancing

    20.03.2017

    Freelancing is not easy, and it’s not for everyone either. However, I would never go back to a standard 9 to 5. I became a full-time remote freelancer almost a year and a half ago after being let go from a job. Being let go was hard, but I didn’t want to sit around and apply to similar jobs that I would have to travel at least 50 miles to. I was a senior publicist at a New York City PR firm, however, I was living in South Jersey, and travelling a total of 6 hours per day…

  • How To Get Your Potential Clients to Come to You

    16.03.2017

    We often talk about the right way to approach clients, write an application or find the right contracts. In those kinds of articles, an aspect often goes unmentioned – clients can also make the first step. Obviously, not every freelancing gig is initiated by the freelancer.

  • How to Package Your Freelance Services in 4 Simple Steps

    06.03.2017

    As freelancers who do a variety of work for many different companies on a daily basis, we often think that the whole world is used to doing business that way. And while freelancing is growing like crazy, it’s still not a concept that everybody knows inside out. Many clients struggle with choosing from everything you offer and formulating a request – packages can help resolve that issue. How can offering your freelance services as a package help your freelance business? Keep reading!

  • Finding a market that fits your skills as a freelancer in 4 steps

    28.02.2017

    Some freelancers have a field which they pursue for years – often including education and previous “regular” employment in that field. But others just want to be freelancers. They like the advantages and the freedom that type of work offers, they want to build something for themselves and they have the passion to do it. However, that also might mean they don’t have a specific market in mind. So, how can they find a market that fits their skills?

  • How do you market your freelance services? - Blog carnival

    27.02.2017

    Marketing is a must for every freelancer. Having a consistent marketing strategy is essential to either start your freelance business or keep it running smoothly. However, with little time to spare, many freelancers end up ignoring this task and this is a big mistake.

  • Co-working Spaces for Freelancers: 5 Reason Why They Can Be Great for Your Business

    20.02.2017

    Co-working spaces are no longer some crazy niche – as freelancing becomes more viable and more global, the market for sharing an office is here to stay. And as more co-working spaces pop up everywhere, competition also keeps making them better.

  • Can SAP freelancers still make a decent living in 2017?

    20.02.2017

    The simple and straightforward answer to the question whether or not SAP freelancers can still make a living in 2017, is a plain yes. SAP as a company is financially strong, growing, and heavily investing in innovation. That is all good for freelancer demand. But does it pay?

  • Making Your „About Me“ Page Better in 4 Steps

    13.02.2017

    So you, a freelancer, are creating your new website or reworking your old one and keep having problems with the “About me” section. It’s tough. It has to be short (people have the attention span of goldfishes online), eye-catching, informative, quirky, but still professional, all at the same time. Achieving all of that is impossible. You’ll have to do what works for your business and your personality. Here’s what you should pay attention to:

  • A beginner's guide to learn Angular

    13.02.2017

    Like every other developer, I was confused when I started with angular, I had heard about a JavaScript framework, best suited for web development and it follows the MVC architecture. But how to use it and where does it fit in real time apps?

  • Dealing with angry clients – a step by step guide with a template

    06.02.2017

    Let’s face it: No matter who you are and how great of a job you do, there will always be mistakes. And there will always be people that complain. A lot. As a freelancer, this is something you will have to deal with and how you deal with it can determine whether or not you retain these people as clients.

  • How to Keep on Freelancing When You're Down and Depressed

    06.02.2017

    How can you be lonely when there’s millions of people doing the same thing as you do, freelancing? After all, didn’t they say this would be a dream job? That you can: “be your own boss and work whenever and wherever you want”? Well, they weren’t telling you the whole story...

  • 4 Simple Application Mistakes that will cost you the job

    30.01.2017

    As a freelancer, you’ll have to get used to writing applications – lots of them. It’s a time-consuming process and sometimes a frustrating one. Getting better at it is the only way to change that. That starts with learning to avoid simple mistakes that you might be making without even realizing it. Many of them have little to do with your skills or the quality of your work. Here are 4 things that could be costing you jobs for which you are actually qualified...

  • Introducing our new Advanced Search - Save your most frequent searches!

    30.01.2017

    At Freelancermap.com, we are constantly trying to connect freelancers and project providers around the world. We work hard so our freelancers are able to easily find interesting projects according to their skill set and experience. That’s why we’ve redesigned our advanced search option for projects. This is a new way for you to quickly find new projects that match your interests and your profile. Want to learn how to use our new search? Keep reading!

  • 6 Amazingly Informative Podcasts for Freelancers

    23.01.2017

    We live in the golden age for information – everything is there, just at the tip of your fingers. Podcasts are one of the best things to come out of that trend. They can be anything from funny to scary and sad, but they’re also some of the best sources to get certain information. I love listening to podcasts while cooking or driving long distances, it makes me feel like not a single minute of my life is wasted. Sound good?

  • All about freelancing: Why You Should Consider Taking the Leap in 2017

    23.01.2017

    The freelancing movement gained a lot of momentum over the last years and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2017. Are you considering jumping into freelancing this year? Maybe you just want to gain some extra money with part-time projects on the side or maybe you are thinking about taking the leap to a full-time freelancing career. No matter what your personal motivation is, in this article we tell you why you should freelance in 2017!

  • 13 Tips to become a Freelance Superstar #IGave13

    20.01.2017

    Last Friday 13th January 2017 took place the annual Micro Biz Matters Day. If you haven’t heard about this before, this is an initiative from Tony Robinson (@TonyRobinsonOBE) and Tina Boden (@microBizGirl) that aims to help small businesses in the UK and worldwide to grow their business. It takes place every year and the #MicroBizMattersDay 2017 was again a great success, trending on Twitter most of the day.