Freelancer Tips

 

  • Writing proposals as a freelancer - tips and tricks

    15.10.2018

    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.

  • How to deal with late payments as a freelancer

    15.10.2018

    It’s the bane of freelancing existence – getting paid late. At best, dealing with that wastes valuable time that could be spent working or enjoying your life. At worst, late payments mean that you’re unable to pay essential bills like your rent.

  • How to Retain Users on Your App

    11.10.2018

    There are millions of apps out there. In the first quarter of this year, there were 3.8 million apps on Google Play alone. In 2017, there were up to 178.1 billion mobile app downloads worldwide; that is more than 23 times the current global population. With so many apps - some of which perform the same function - vying for the attention of the public, what are the chances of your app standing out?

  • How to Improve Your Freelancer Website: Page speed, UX, and More!

    10.10.2018

    Your freelance website is your chance to showcase your personality and experience as a freelancer, and will often be one of the first ports of call your potential clients will make when ascertaining whether you are suitable for their needs.

  • Career Insights: What Does a SharePoint Consultant Do?

    05.10.2018

    In our ‘Career Insights’ series, we take an in-depth look into the interesting fields in which a freelancer can work. Today, we’re looking at another highly-niched freelance role: a SharePoint Consultant. Find out what exactly a SharePoint Consultant does, what skills they need, and the potential income someone with these skills can earn.

  • How to Find Topics to Write About in Your Freelance Blog

    03.10.2018

    There are many benefits to running a freelance blog alongside your freelance business, but what happens when you run out of article ideas?

  • Local SEO for Freelancers: Rank as an Expert in Your City

    26.09.2018

    Many people think the concept of SEO is too complicated to master, when in fact you can make a few small changes to your website to start rising in search engine rankings.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Salesforce Developer Do?

    21.09.2018

    Welcome back to another installment of our career insights series, where we take an in-depth look into some of the most well-paying and interesting careers a freelancer can do.

  • The IT freelance market in Germany - 2018 Market Insights

    20.09.2018

    How is the current IT freelance market in Germany? Our colleagues at freelancermap.de asked over 1.000 IT freelancers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about their rates, income, client relationship and more. We've compiled the most interesting insights!

  • Building a Freelance Website: Should I Get Self-Hosted or Free Hosting?

    19.09.2018

    When setting up a freelance website for your business, one of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to use a free or self-hosted platform. Here, we’re going to cover why investing in a self-hosted blogging platform may be the better option for your freelance business in the long run.

  • 4 freelancer nightmares: the top hurdles you face and how to deal with them

    14.09.2018

    Freelancers face a lot of challenges in their day-to-day lives. How do we know what our community on freelancermap.com finds difficult? It’s simple, we asked you!

  • 6 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Freelancers

    12.09.2018

    “Introvert” is a term that has become associated with negativity in the age of advertising, where it’s all about who can shout loudest. But looking at the roots of the word is enough to realize that introverts might be more valuable than originally perceived, especially in the world of freelance.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Magento Developer Do?

    10.09.2018

    Welcome back to our Career Insights series, in which we take a look at some of the most interesting freelance careers that are in high demand right now. Today, we’re looking at the role of a Magento developer. Find out what they do, what skills and certification you need, and what kind of salary you could be looking at in this skilled freelance role.

  • LinkedIn Recommendations: How to Request One and Get It!

    05.09.2018

    There’s nothing better than seeing a long list of glowing recommendations to convince potential employers that you are the freelancer for them.

  • Gamification in business: Creativity in the workplace

    30.08.2018

    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

  • Freelance Resume: How to List Freelance Work on Your CV

    29.08.2018

    For people who hold down a 9-5 job, creating a CV is a fairly straightforward process. However, if you’ve been freelancing for a while, you may start to despair at how to list the multiple projects and jobs you’ve taken on in a manageable order to impress future employers.

  • Where Do Freelancers Work Best?

    23.08.2018

    When you run your own business, it is up to you to decide where you actually do your work, and that’s a phenomenal opportunity. You know yourself best and choosing the working environment that suits you perfectly can not only make your job more productive, but more pleasant as well.

  • What is a Freelance Retainer Agreement?

    22.08.2018

    One of the biggest obstacles you’ll ever encounter as a freelancer is an inconsistent monthly income. When your bills remain almost the same year-round, but your income fluctuates every month depending on how many projects you are able to take on, freelancing can quickly begin to feel like an unsustainable, stressful career to have.