Freelancer Tips

 

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Dealing with Client Loss as a Freelancer – 4 tips

    03.09.2015

    “We are sorry to inform you that we will no longer be needing your services”. This sentence and its variations are the prelude to one of the most dreaded situations in a freelancer’s career – losing a client. Unfortunately, most freelancers have to deal with it sooner or later, as it is essentially a part of the job description. We’ve summarized some of the most useful tips on handling the difficult situation of losing a client.

  • Freelancer Discounts – Pros and Cons

    03.09.2015

    It is a dreaded question, which freelancers unfortunately often have to face: “Can my business get a discount?” The answer is never an easy one, it is difficult to determine whether or not a flat-out refusal will lose you a client straight away. A positive answer on the other hand might mean getting less money than your work is worth and nobody wants that. So should you, as a freelancer, offer discounts?

  • The Most Interesting Types of Freelancing Insurance

    03.09.2015

    As someone who is running his or her own business, getting insurance is definitely something you should consider. Whether you want to protect your equipment, your work itself or against any potential injuries, there are tons of options out there. However, what do they all mean and do you actually need them?

  • The Freelancer NOT-to-do List

    03.09.2015

    To-do-lists for freelancers can be found all over the Internet and offer lots of good advice. However, if you try following all of them, you’ll soon come to the conclusion that 24 hours a day are by far not enough to get all the work done. That’s why you, as a freelancer, should not only focus on the things that have to be done, but be aware of the ones that don’t. There is work to be done and you should cut off as many unproductive time-wasters as you can.

  • 4 Simple Steps on Managing your Freelancer Budget

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing is known for its financial ups and downs. Some months it might seem like you have enough clients to put you through the entire year without even worrying for a moment. Others might unfortunately see you desperately scrambling for your last dollars to cover for rent and food.

  • Job Interviews as a Freelancer – Do’s and Don’ts

    03.09.2015

    For some reason, many people believe that job interviews are not something freelancers have to face. Quite the opposite. Freelancers face job interviews much more often than regular employees. Whether they are formally called such or not, conducted face-to-face, per mail or via Skype, job interviews are an essential part of the freelancer’s business life.

  • Four Signs That You Are Underpricing Your Freelance Services

    03.09.2015

    Setting your rates is one of the greatest challenges in the everyday life of freelancers. There is a balance between charging too much and too little which is very difficult to achieve. Figuring out whether you are charging too much isn’t hard – you just won’t get hired for a job or will outright receive complaints about your pricing. But how do you know if you are earning less than you should?

  • The 4 Top Reasons for a Freelancer’s personal Website

    03.09.2015

    Many freelancers disregard the idea of building their own website for various reasons. Lack of time, knowledge or doubts about how much benefit the page could have are some of these reasons. Neglecting the idea of a personal website, however, robs you of one of the most powerful online marketing tools. A personal website can be a great way to promote your work. Still, many freelancers doubt its impact.

  • 4 Tips for successful Brainstorming

    03.09.2015

    Any freelancer working in a creative field knows that awful feeling of being stuck. Whether it is about coming up with a new idea for the logo you’re designing, finding a creative topic to write about or just looking for inspiration on a new project, brainstorming can be the key to success. It isn’t some magical way to get ideas, I like to see it as a collective term, describing different strategies and techniques which could help you get inspiration or consider an idea which you otherwise wouldn’t have.

  • The 3 Main Freelancer Payment Options – pros and cons

    03.09.2015

    All over the world, freelancers have the universal goal to get paid. As such, they have to take their picks from various payment systems. There are many aspects to consider when making this decision for your business. Do you go for online or offline payment services? Which platform do you trust more? And last but not last, what fees are you willing to pay?

  • Reasons to become an IT-freelancer: freelancermap.com users have voted major reasons to start freelancing!

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing is getting more and more mainstream in the IT-industry. It brings a huge amount of freedom, satisfaction, independence, and control over the balance between work and life. But what are the “real” motivations behind IT-experts pitching themselves in the role of a freelancer?