Freelancer Tips

 

  • The 4 Freelancer Stereotypes which are (mostly) bogus

    04.09.2015

    As a freelancer you probably know at least one or two people who don’t really understand what freelancing means and feel like it’s just another way to say you’re looking for a full-time job (I’m looking at you, grandma!) In fact, there are a lot of stereotypes connected with this particular working group, but it mostly comes from either not knowing any freelancers, living in the 90s, or just plain envy. In this article, we break down four of the most popular stereotypes and mostly disprove them.

  • Going into 2015 as a freelancer

    04.09.2015

    The start of a new year is a big thing for any business, because with it comes the time of assessing, evaluating, making new plans and adjusting old ones. As a freelancer, success will definitely not fall on your lap and you have tons of thinking to do. The holidays and the end of the year offer the perfect opportunity to sit back, look at what you’ve done and, most importantly, think about what you want to accomplish and how to do that successfully in the coming year.

  • 5 Ways IT professionals will want to change in 2015

    04.09.2015

    IT has been and will continue to be one of the most demanding fields in terms of changing what the public needs and, thus, what IT professionals should look to provide. If you work in the field, you have certainly noticed that skills which were the hottest thing five years ago might be close to irrelevant today.

  • Doing Christmas right – the Freelancer way

    04.09.2015

    With the festive winter season well underway, finding the balance between enjoying the holidays and staying on top of your freelancing business can be a mighty difficult task. Freelancers don’t have the luxury of simply having their office locked during the last couple of weeks in December. As the CEO of your business, you have to make conscious decisions about how and to what extent you want to work throughout the holidays.

  • Five reasons why you should learn a second language as a Freelancer

    04.09.2015

    If you’re looking for a new skill to add to your freelancer arsenal, learning a language can be a great way to improve. A lot of freelancer have the opportunity to work globally nowadays and being able to communicate with others in their native language will benefit you greatly in a number of ways. Although English tends to be the standard business language, being proficient in another one will open up a whole new world of possibilities. Of course, learning can definitely be time-consuming, but it can be tons of fun as well.

  • How to deal with illness as a freelancer in 5 simple steps

    04.09.2015

    Winter is already knocking on our doorstep, meaning it is again that time of year when we sometimes unfortunately face illness. Coughs, colds and worse, dealing with yourself being sick can become quite the hassle, especially if you weren’t prepared for it. Freelancers face a couple of specific problems, which can make those nasty viruses hit us even worse. You don’t have anywhere to call in sick and nobody is going to pay you the time you had to take off due to medical reasons.

  • 5 Great Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

    04.09.2015

    As freelancing businesses grow, what once started out as a one-man-show can often quickly turn into a team experience. The transition can be tough, but a team can accomplish a lot, provided it is managed properly. Companies wanting to grow cannot afford an unclear strategy on their collaboration tool. Imagine this: half of your colleagues use email, the others prefer Skype and a third group only shares their ideas via text or not at all.

  • Achieving the traveling Freelancer dream, 5 essential tips

    04.09.2015

    The traveling freelancer is that one colleague you’ve heard about who is in Hongkong this month and in Australia the next, all the while managing to stay on top of his business and even expanding it. Being location independent is a dream for many people, especially those among us who just love traveling and all the learning experiences that come with it.

  • Becoming a successful freelance blog writer in 10 steps

    04.09.2015

    You’re passionate about writing, have an Internet connection and are motivated enough to start a business on the side? Yes, freelance blogging is a suitable occupation for you and yes, you can make a living and something on top out of it. This article will give you ten simple tips on how to establish, maintain and grow your freelancing business.

  • The Ultimate WordPress SEO Checklist

    04.09.2015

    WordPress is one of the easiest ways for freelancers to create and share content with the rest of the world. Sites made through WordPress make up more than 20 percent of the Internet today. We’ve mentioned this before, but it is a fact that helps us all realize just how important this blogging tool has become.

  • How To: LinkedIn for Freelancers in 6 Steps

    04.09.2015

    As a continuation of our series for social networks that can be really useful for freelancers, LinkedIn and similar professional networks are next on the list. LinkedIn can be a really powerful tool, because it connects you with people who are actively looking for someone to hire.

  • How to: Twitter for Freelancers in 4 Steps

    04.09.2015

    Twitter is a very intriguing social network. It has over 270 million, steady growth, lots of improvements year after year and has recently made its first appearance on the stock market. However, a lot of people simply don’t know how or why they can use it. It is simple, yet deceiving. Freelancers have a lot to gain from utilizing Twitter properly, but many are uncertain about how that is supposed to happen. To help you gain a better understanding of Twitter and boost your career through it, we wrote down four simple tips on using it to your benefit as a freelancer.

  • How to: Google+ for Freelancers in 5 Steps

    04.09.2015

    Every freelancer that tries their hand at social media marketing and on the Internet in general knows that having your page show up in the top results of a Google search can do wonders for your business. It’s like having a store right on the central street of your town – everybody will notice it when walking around looking for something and some of those passerbies are bound to at least take a look inside.

  • 8 Essential Firefox Add-Ons for Web Developers

    04.09.2015

    Mozilla Firefox has seen better times, but it is still one of the best, if not the best, browser for web developers. For one, this is because of how it is trying to stay as open as possible, which attracts a lot of attention and positive feedback from the community. What is even more important, however, is the amazing variety of high-quality add-ons, which make web development so much easier.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Part-Time Freelancing

    04.09.2015

    Starting a career in freelancing often equals pursuing one’s dream. However, the beginning is almost always extremely difficult and an all-in scenario often fails. This is why you might want to consider part-time freelancing, at least at first. Part-time freelancers are professionals who want to pursue an independent career, but are not willing to fully commit to the risk that it represents without having an escape route. This article features both the benefits and the negative sides of part-time freelancing.

  • 4 Great Ways To Finance Your Startup

    04.09.2015

    Startups have been on the rise for quite some time now and many begin to argue that the market is oversaturated. However, this is far from true. If you have a great idea, plus the motivation and the ability to pull through, your startup might be one of the next success stories. Before the inception of a new business, there is one major thing to consider. How do I get my idea financed?

  • 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.