Freelancer Tips

 

  • Participate in our Blog Carnival and reach global clients!

    07.09.2015

    You are a freelancer and would like to gain attention of worldwide clients? You are seeking for new gigs and want to grow your customer base? Then write a short article about why you love being a freelancer and present yourself in our global network with a backlink of your choice! The best submission will be shared via Social Media. Find further details on the promotion below!

  • 8 Tips for attracting more traffic for your blog

    07.09.2015

    Blogs are a great way to let more people know who you are and what you’re up, attracting more customers to your business. With blogs, the sky is the limit – they can be simple or complex, colorful or professional, with short or long posts, engaging your audience in various ways. Blogs can even turn into a main source of income for some freelancers.

  • 10 Resources for Breathtaking and Free Stock Photos

    07.09.2015

    A picture speaks louder than a thousand words. Every site uses imagery in some form or another. A couple of good photos can really change the way a web page feels. Nowadays there is so much vivid imagery available for free online, a huge leap from the sterile stock photos that were once the standard.

  • Freelancers, watch out for these 7 common resume mistakes!

    07.09.2015

    Looking for a job in the competitive global market? An excellent resume is one of the main prerequisites. Regardless of your experience, a resume can make or break your chances of success. Whether or not you land an interview often depends solely on those few pages.

  • SURVEY: Where do most of your freelancer gigs come from?

    07.09.2015

    Being a freelancer is great. Who else can decide what to work on and when to take a break? But you might know this situation: you are meeting friends and having fun, when all of a sudden a voice in the back of your head is turning parts of the happiness into anxiety because it reminds you of the upcoming deadline and how you still haven’t started looking for a new gig.

  • Know what your competition is up to in 5 steps

    07.09.2015

    Keeping up with your competition is one of the most common advices for a successful freelance business. You need to know what is happening around you, where people in your field are headed and where their blind spots are. Furthermore, it is important to know how much your competitors charge for their services so you can adjust your rates accordingly. Knowing what others in your field are doing can be advantageous in a lot of ways.

  • 5 Tips for successfully Marketing your App Internationally

    07.09.2015

    The global market is a giant stage for all freelancers and app developers. Over 2 billion people using a smartphone offer virtually limitless opportunities. Whatever app idea you might have, there are probably thousands of people out there who would like to have it, as long as you execute it properly and let them know about it.

  • The 5 most common outsourcing mistakes

    07.09.2015

    Outsourcing can be great for a freelance business that is already on the right path. There are a lot of things to do as a business owner and getting a few extra hands on deck can help you stay firm on course. Outsourcing can save a lot of time and increase your productivity where it matters. Collaborating with others and coming up with all sorts of new ideas is a pleasant side effect, too.

  • How to: Upload a portfolio at freelancermap.com?

    07.09.2015

    Before hiring a freelancer, clients and recruiters often appreciate to see samples of your previous work to understand if you are the perfect match for their requirements. Therefor a detailed freelancer profile at freelancermap.com is the Alpha and Omega.

  • 5 Tips for finding your niche as a freelancer

    07.09.2015

    It’s often better to be a master of one trade than jack of all. In freelancing, finding your niche can have an extremely positive impact on your career. If you’re very good in a specific field of your work which you also enjoy doing more than others, making use of this niche is the best way to take your business to the next level.

  • 4 Time Tracking Tips That Will Double Your Productivity

    07.09.2015

    According to MBO Partners’ The State of Independence in America Report, “four out of ten adult Americans are either currently working or have worked as an independent at one time during their careers”. This proves that the freelancer community is bringing a shift into the whole economy.

  • 5 Quick marketing tips for the busy freelancer

    07.09.2015

    Giving up on marketing when you’re too busy is on the top of freelancing mistakes. It is easy to forget all that work you used to put in when it was quieter and you had a lot of spare time. If you become inactive for a longer period of time, you’ll end up having to build your marketing presence back up from zero. Everybody knows the feeling – no new emails popping up, the phones are quiet and your desk is empty. How do you prevent that?

  • Freelancer Survival Tips: Adapt or Die!

    07.09.2015

    Times have most definitely changed for freelancers and those who have yet to recognise this fact will face an uphill battle to survive. Day rates have gone down while costs have gone up. In addition, demand in traditional areas has decreased while competition is on the rise so how does a freelancer succeed? Our research shows that there are steps a freelancer can take to help adapt to our current economy. Here´s four things to consider.

  • Saving money as a freelancer in 5 steps

    07.09.2015

    Freelancing is a lot like running a company, only you have to fill all openings. One of the things companies think about most is what happens to their money and how they can cut on their costs. The dynamic work of a freelancer will often leave you wishing you had more savings, be it as a safety net or as a way to invest towards growth. There are a lot of things you can do to save a significant part of your earnings.

  • Six Tips for becoming an Early Bird

    07.09.2015

    “The early bird catches the worm.” That saying might seem a bit outdated, but it still holds some validity, especially in the life of a freelancer. Many freelancers are night owls, but that is often neither productive nor healthy. Waking up in the small hours of the day will seem like a burden at first. When you get into the habit of it, however, it feels much better than tolling away at your computer after midnight.

  • How to make the most of your working time as a Freelancer

    04.09.2015

    At the beginning working as a freelancer can be really hard. You have to go for your dream, fight for your idea and develop your business, what also means that you are making many different tasks at the same time: looking for new customers, managing them, providing your services, dealing with invoices, building your brand, updating your social media networks, etc. Even if you already work as a freelancer for quite some time, you will have to manage your precious time.

  • Top 5 Reasons for Crowdfunding as a Freelancer

    04.09.2015

    In the last couple of years, crowdfunding has gained enormous popularity. Especially over the internet, contributing for a project en masse seems to be one of the easiest, most convenient ways to actually gather funds. Crowdfunding basically follows the mindset that “together, anything is possible”. Small businesses and freelancers in particular can utilize crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and a couple others to actually turn huge projects and ideas into a reality. Here are the top 5 reasons for using crowdfunding.

  • The art of quoting as a freelancer, in 5 steps

    04.09.2015

    In freelancing the client is king, catering to specific needs and requests is something any good freelancer should learn to do. Many, if not all clients will want to know how much your services will cost them before the beginning of an actual project. This preliminary estimate of a project’s cost is called “quoting” or having a sales quote. Needless to say, the expectations set by this quote will be a deciding factor in how well your work goes.