Freelancer Tips

 

  • 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.

  • Exposing and Quantifying Poor-Quality Data

    16.08.2018

    Nowadays there is a lot of talk about data and the different ways you can take advantage of it to get all kind of analytics and the different approaches that range from basic reporting to data self-service tools or even advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence.

  • How to Use Freelance Rush Fees

    15.08.2018

    All freelancers (and anyone who has worked for a living, for that matter) have experienced the type of project that your client wants to be done yesterday. Can you relate?

  • What does a .NET Developer do?

    09.08.2018

    A .NET developer is responsible of designing, tailoring and developing software applications according to a business’ needs. In addition to determination and analysis of prerequisites for software, his responsibilities include support and continuous development.

  • Freelance Headshot Photo: A Key Element in Your Marketing

    08.08.2018

    While many of us freelance writers prefer to hide behind our screens and let our words do the talking, these days having a presence online is as just as important as having great writing skills. The same applies to any other niche you might be working as a freelancer.

  • Nomadic Life: What I Lived and Learnt in One Year of Remote Work

    02.08.2018

    I became a digital nomad about 18 months ago. I still remember the week running up to my flight: the utter liberation at saying farewell to my 9-5 colleagues, followed by the dread at having taken such a big leap into the unknown.

  • How to Use Twitter to Find Clients for Your Freelance Business

    01.08.2018

    For many freelancers, using social media platforms to find leads is something of a foreign concept. However, social media - especially Twitter - is a great place to attract more clients and grow your business. Not sure exactly how to use Twitter to promote your business? We’ve got you covered.

  • Tight Deadline? Tips for Delivering Your Work on Time

    25.07.2018

    As a freelancer, your reputation is everything. If you become known as someone who can’t meet deadlines, your entire business could be on the line. If you often find yourself racing against the clock to meet your deadlines, this article is for you.

  • Why updating your iOS app is critical (and how to do it)

    19.07.2018

    Congratulations. You’ve spent the last six months on iOS app development and your new “baby” has been thoroughly tested and approved for release. Now’s the time to kick back and relax, enjoy the fruits of your labor and watch your bank account grow. Right?