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  • 6 Ways to Use Your Creative Skills in Tech


    Despite what stereotypes and clichés might be telling you, the tech industry is not all about nerds sitting in dark rooms and typing away at code or tinkering with stuff in their garage. Creativity is actually a driving force in tech, more so than in many other markets.

  • Impostor Syndrome? Here's How to Handle it..!


    Ever get that little voice in your head that says “you don’t belong in this group”, “you’re not good enough” or “this project is too much for you”? It tends to happen when you’ve worked too much or are anxious about a new big change.

  • How User Psychology Affects UX Design


    Have you ever wondered why your users do not interact with your product the way you hope? Like signing up, uploading a document or buying a product? To understand the reason behind what drives users to certain process, we need to look at the psychology of users that initiates and performs a behaviour. Here are some examples that can explain human behaviour in a better perspective.

  • Freelance End-of-Year Achievement Review: The Importance of Self-Evaluation


    The ending of a year is a special time for people. It might seem silly that we chose a certain day and think to ourselves: “Out with the old, in with the new”. But this is how our brains work. We like to think in closed periods of time. And that can be quite helpful to a freelancer’s business.

  • Career Insights: What Does a System Administrator Do?


    Welcome once again to “Career Insights”, the article series where we take an in-depth look at some of the best and most interesting fields a freelancer can work in. This week, we have another IT job that has quickly become a cornerstone of virtually every tech department – the system administrator. We’ll talk about what they do, which skills they need (spoilers – it’s quite a few) and what salary average you can expect.

  • How To Diversify Your Freelance Income in 6 Different Ways


    Looking to build a stable, reliable income as a freelancer? One of the best ways to do this is through diversification. As the saying rightly goes, “you shouldn’t put your eggs in one basket”, and that’s true of freelancing as well.

  • Should Freelancers Sign Non-Compete Clauses?


    Non-compete clauses are often part of regular employee contracts but are finding increasing use in freelancer contracts. Not looking at a non-compete properly could lead to quite a bit of trouble. Ignoring it could mean anything from delayed payments to not getting paid at all or having to refuse future projects that clash with the agreement. Especially for freelancers who work in a certain niche, such agreements can put a serious dent in your business plans.

  • How to Create Stunning Visuals for Your Website as a Non-Designer


    Images matter. In a world where the average attention span keeps increasing, pictures are a way to quickly grab the attention of a site visitor or potential grabber in an instant. In that respect, images can work much better than text – that doesn’t mean they have to replace it, but they are a needed supplement to your content. Like salt to a great meal.

  • 7 Features of the Perfect Landing Page for Your Freelance Business


    If you’re trying to find clients online in any way, your landing page is an essential part of the process. That’s the place people “land” when they click on a link referring them to you. Many freelancers, especially at the start of their careers, just use their homepage as their landing page. However, turning visitors into customers or clients is a tricky process. And it needs its own page.

  • 8 Personal Traits that make a Successful Programmer


    Having a solid set of hard skills like JAVA, Python and C++ is a must for freelance programmers, but there is more to the job than that. Some people, whether through their lifestyle, previous job, talents or surroundings are more likely to become great programmers than others. Why is that the case?

  • Organising Meetups in 7 Steps to Boost Your Freelance Career


    Nowadays, a lot of people look towards the internet when it comes down to networking or special interests. But you don’t have to meet virtually anymore, thanks to Meetup. If you haven’t heard about this service, you’re in for a ride.

  • 10 Most Common WordPress Errors You'll Encounter


    There’s no doubt that WordPress is one of the best content management systems right now. - 28% of the websites on the web is powered by it. But WordPress errors can make you cringe at some point. Check out the most frequently encountered WordPress errors, and how to fix them.

  • How to Create Killer Case Studies for Your Freelance Business


    As a freelancer, recommendations are one of the most effective marketing tools you’ll have to your disposal. Someone else recommending your services and paint the picture of a professional who is great to work with is invaluable. And it is much more believable when it comes from the outside rather than from yourself.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Content Manager Do?


    Ever wondered what the role of a Content Manager entails? In this edition of our Career Insights series, we go into the role, capabilities, skills and typical salary for a freelance content manager, and what you need to do to become one!

  • 6 Steps to Telling Your Boss About Your Freelance Side Gig


    Starting out as a freelancer while keeping your day job is one of the best ways to start out a new career. It’s not hard to see why. First of all, the beginnings of a freelancing career tend to be rather slow. You won’t have a lot of work in the first months. Having your regular old job to go to can be a welcome distraction. Furthermore, you need stability. And there’s few things more stable than a paycheck going in every month.

  • How to Streamline Client Acquisition with a Project Planner & 11 Elements to Add


    You know how some supermarkets have automated checkouts nowadays? They tend to be faster, have fewer unnecessary interactions and allow people to go at their own pace. A similar strategy has been becoming increasingly popular in the freelancing world: I like to call it self-service project planning.

  • The 4 Essential Steps to Hiring for Your Freelance Business


    Freelancers have to learn to rely on themselves – the self-discipline and amount of organization required simply means they fail if they don’t. Sometimes, however, relying on yourself alone isn’t the best path to take.

  • 3 Strategies for Responding to Free Code Test Requests


    Freelancers that do any type of work will encounter the type of clients that request some “proof” that you have the skills you say you have. Freelancers who write code, however, might encounter that on a more regular basis than others. Somehow, it has become a thing that gets asked from coders.