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  • Preparing for Virtual Meetings as a Freelancer – tips and advices

    03.09.2015

    Virtual Meetings are the thing of the future some say, and will regular ones. Others say virtual meetings are the bane of a perfect leader and face-to-face communication is all that really matters.

  • Writing an Invoice for Freelancers – Tips, Tricks & Templates

    03.09.2015

    Learning how to write a special invoice is a crucial skill for any freelancer. Not receiving the correct amount of payment or not receiving it on time is a problem many freelancers face. A good invoice is often the key to solving these problems.

  • Freelancing VS Regular employment – which one is right for you?

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing can really be a dream – doing what you deem fit with your time, being the captain of your own ship and working independently is quite the romantic vision. In reality things don’t always work out the way most people imagine they would and any freelancer has to go through significant hardships as well.

  • How to Effectively Manage your Time as a Freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Time management is an essential skill for any employee, but freelancers depend much more on their effective time-management skills. When working at home, you can find yourself wasting your time, doing little things around the house or simply enjoying the comfort of your place.

  • Social Media Marketing for Freelancers

    03.09.2015

    Most of you are probably familiar with social media marketing and its benefits. It is, indeed, an extremely convenient way to get your message out there, providing wide reach and spreading fast at the same time.

  • Not Getting Paid – Tips on Avoiding the Freelancer’s Nightmare

    02.09.2015

    Most freelancers face the problem of non-payment sooner or later. Here on www.freelancermap.com we’ve written a lot about the advantages of being a freelancer, but now it is time to shine some light on one of the biggest disadvantages – not getting paid.

  • Freelancer tips: How to set your rates as a freelancer?

    02.09.2015

    Freelancers sometimes find it hard to determine what they want to be paid or can be paid. Furthermore, the process of negotiating rates can be, indeed, very difficult for a lot of people. This article provides a few tips and tricks on determining the value of your work and knowing when and how much you have to charge. Here are a few things you have to keep in mind when setting your rates as a freelancer.

  • Freelancer, independent contractor, small business or consultant – what’s the difference?

    02.09.2015

    Freelancing is increasing in popularity nowadays, but the word is often misused. And that is not surprising with terms like independent contractor, consultant or, indeed, freelancer mostly lacking clear definitions. This article aims to clear up some of the common misconceptions about these terms. It has to be said, however, that a strict and fully separating definition does not exist. Having that disclaimer in mind, feel free to read on.

  • Writing proposals as a freelancer - tips and tricks

    02.09.2015

    Freelancers often have to write proposals in order to receive projects. The same applies here at www.freelancermap.com. Writing proposals can sometimes be very tricky, but having a couple of things in mind can make a great difference in the way you approach this task and, more importantly, in the way employers evaluate your proposal. Here are a few steps that will hone your proposal writing skills and increase your chances to get contracts.

  • Five simple steps which will help you deal with unsatisfied clients

    02.09.2015

    Upset or unsatisfied clients are something any freelancer has to deal with sooner or later. No matter how professional or hard-working you are, there will be someone who gets upset. It may or may not be your fault, but that’s usually not the point. It is important to act quickly and accordingly to your client’s wishes. Following a couple of simple steps will likely help you change their mood and turn that dissatisfaction into satisfaction.

  • Self-Marketing for Freelancers, 5 tips on making a name for yourself

    02.09.2015

    Self-Marketing is not easy, but it is essential for success. It is not something to be done when there is little to no work, self-marketing has to become a part of your daily routine. It’s all about showing off – yourself, your skills and your attitude. Not bragging of course, rather respectfully advertising your own person. Here are five tips to help you convince future clients that you are the man/woman for the job.

  • Five Tips to help you stay motivated as a freelancer

    02.09.2015

    Motivation is crucial for any job. As a freelancer you have more freedom than most employees, but that freedom can turn into a disadvantage pretty quickly. If you find yourself postponing that thing you have to do or if you often just don’t feel like working, read on. This article presents five tips that will keep you motivated and help you reach your goals.

  • Global freelancers form a movement!

    27.08.2014

    Are you a freelancer working in Europe? Then the “freelancer movement” could be an interesting topic for you. In the last years the demand for freelancers has increased tremendously. Weather short-term contractors, self-employed workers, individual consultants or even part-timers, more and more companies nowadays hire freelancers to meet specific requirements a full-time employee may not be able to meet.

  • 15% discount for all freelancermap users at Shutterstock!

    17.06.2014

    freelancermap is happy to pronounce our new partnership with Shutterstock, a globally interacting stock photography agency. With this new cooperation our freelancermap users will receive a 15% discount on every booked image subscription at Shutterstock!