Freelancer Tips

 

  • 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.

  • 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.