Freelancer Tips

 

  • Getting Likes for your Facebook Page in 4 steps

    03.09.2015

    Social media marketing is a huge part of a freelancer’s business nowadays. Facebook, in particular, is all about having a network of people who visit and like your page. More likes make you seem more trustworthy for potential clients, keeps current ones updated on what you’re up to and generally increases the chances that you get new clients through your Facebook page. Here’s a small guide on how to get more likes for your freelancer Facebook page in four simple steps.

  • Facebook and Twitter for Freelancers - the Do’s and Don’ts in detail

    03.09.2015

    Every freelancer knows that marketing is pivotal to the success of his or her business. And while personal, face-on-face marketing can often be extremely successful, social media tends to be the name of the game for freelancers nowadays. It can be used at an international level, accessed by most of your potential clients at almost every time and used in many various ways – truly a place of golden opportunities.

  • Creating an online business card for your freelancer business: 4 options

    03.09.2015

    It is no secret that the first step towards building up your freelance business is to promote yourself. You have to put your name out there and the ways to do it are many and with varying success rate. Communicating with your professional network, having a social media presence and joining a freelancing community in your region are all good ways to do it.

  • 4 Reasons why other Freelancers should be your allies instead of rivals

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing often has the image of a lone wolf profession. While not depending on anyone and having the power to take all decisions for yourself can be a positive thing, there is another side to it. A one man show is good and all, but for various reasons it is not always the best way to go about your freelancing profession. Here are four arguments why you should try to connect with your fellow freelancers rather than just compete with them and how to actually do it.

  • 3 Key Steps for the Healthy Freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Being a freelancer is much like juggling 10 balls (more like swords) at once. Marketing, keeping track of your finances, expanding your business, networking, et cetera – you feel like if you fail at any one of those areas, your freelancing career is going to crumble. However, some swords are sharper and more dangerous than others – and one of the sharpest once which is often disregarded is your health. Staying fit keeps you away from sick days, gives you more energy and helps sustain your motivation.

  • 4 Tips for a Better Work/Life Balance

    03.09.2015

    The balance between your private life and work can difficult enough to achieve as an employee – you bringing your work home, spending overtime at the office, and generally finding it hard to stop stressing about work are all a part of many a man’s lives. As a freelancer, someone who probably works in his home, and has the office always just a mouse click away, achieving that state of careful balance where you can separate your work from your actual personal life might seem well-nigh impossible.

  • How To Survive as a Freelancer, 5 Tips

    03.09.2015

    Starting out as a freelancer is not something to be taken lightly. It is a decision often connected with idealistic ideas – a lot of personal freedom, finally getting the chance to do what you always wanted, pursuing your dream and so on. This is not necessarily wrong, but in order for your freelance business to survive, you have to realize and carry out the role of being your own CEO with all the responsibility and business spirit this position requires. Here are a few tips on keeping your freelancing career on the right track.

  • The 4 Best Free Online Storage Tools

    03.09.2015

    In an era of increasing globalization and mobility, storing your files in the cloud is gaining a lot of popularity. Carrying around USB sticks on you all the time and looking for somewhere to connect them might be becoming a thing of the past. There are a lot of online storage tools out there, which allow their users a chance to access their files from any device, collaborate with their colleagues and never worry about sending themselves emails with attachments again.

  • 5 Neat Tips For a Better YouTube User Experience

    03.09.2015

    YouTube, the video sharing platform owned by Google, is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. There are more than one billion active users that visit YouTube each month and during that month, they watch over 6 billion hours of videos. Here’s another mind-boggling statistic for you – every minute, there are 100 videos uploaded to YouTube.

  • 9 Ways to Use Google Search More Efficiently

    03.09.2015

    Search engines like Google have made accessing and searching for information easier than it has ever been. For learning, for work, for entertainment – you can find so much stuff on Google, but it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. There are some very neat little tips and tricks which help you to use the search engine to its full potential. Most are easily implemented and can be extremely useful. Here’s a list of the best tips on using Google more efficiently:

  • 4 Tips for Web Design Freelancers

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing is not a single field – there are tons of professions out there that you can do as a freelancer – photography, writing, developing all manners of software or hardware – the list goes on and on. Freelancing is more logical in some fields than in others – web design is one of the branches where working independently makes most sense.

  • Managing Different Time Zones – 4 Simple Tips

    03.09.2015

    For the modern freelancer, different countries and even continents represent opportunities rather than boundaries. Good-working, motivated experts are in demand all over the world and today’s technology makes international business relationships possible more so than ever. However, there are certain hurdles that need to be overcome when working on an international scale. Something as simple as not being able to manage the different time zones of your clients can cost you the job – so here’s how to do it in four simple steps.

  • How To Promote Your Own WordPress Plugins in 6 easy Steps

    03.09.2015

    Anyone who uses WordPress will tell you that plugins are absolutely mandatory. They can enhance and change up your WordPress experience in a variety of ways, giving you opportunities and opening new doors that you never even knew existed. However, there are many great plugins which go unnoticed, have fewer downloads, rarely get rated and gradually fade from existence.

  • The best 6 Free WordPress Plugins

    03.09.2015

    WordPress, the open source blogging tool and content management system has reached unimaginable heights in the last years. Believe it or not, WordPress sites actually account for more than 20 percent of the Internet nowadays. It can be one of the best tools in a freelancer’s arsenal, allowing them to create content in a free and easy way.

  • 5 Tips for Maximizing your Income as a Freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Financial struggle is something almost any freelancer will face at a certain point of his or her career. This is not necessarily bad, as you get to learn from your mistakes, improve your business practices and generally become a better professional at what you do. Nevertheless, having financial difficulties is something everybody would like to avoid – but how do you do it?

  • Alternative Financing Methods – Invoice Factoring Pros and Cons

    03.09.2015

    Freelancers, especially at the beginning of their career, are very reliant on cash flow – how much money comes in and how quickly it does so. This is a factor that can make or break businesses. One of the ways for freelancers to speed up their cash flow is invoice factoring. This article gives an explanation of what this financing method includes, how it can benefit you and what risks it often hides. If your clients take a lot of time to pay off invoices and you feel like increasing your cash flow can help your business, read on.

  • 5 Must-Have Clauses for any Freelancer Contract

    03.09.2015

    Working with contracts is essential for running a reliable, functioning and secure freelancing business. Contracts serve as a safety net for both you and your client, making sure neither one of you gets mistreated and even help you out in front of court if worse comes to worst.

  • Understanding Key Contract Elements – the NDA

    03.09.2015

    For freelancers, working with a contract is advisable in almost every situation – it usually protects both sides from a number of potential risks that might occur. Freelancers know this. However, legal language is often pretty scary and signing a contract can feel like jumping into something which you don’t entirely understand.