Freelancer Tips

 

  • How to send some Christmas Cheer to your clients

    03.09.2015

    The winter holidays are just around the corner. Whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah or the winter solstice you celebrate, it is a time of joy, cheerfulness and good spirit. What better time to remind your clients that you, as a business, personally care for them? Sending a card with holiday greetings is a simple way to show those you’re working with how much you appreciate them. It’s not only a source for positive emotion, but could be a competitive advantage which sets your business apart from others as well.

  • How to go on a truly relaxing vacation as a freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Taking a holiday can be extremely difficult for the self-employed. Being your own boss, marketing department, and human resources manager all at once can stress you out. It will often lead you to believe that your business will suffer dramatically as soon as you turn your back on it. But any freelancer has to realize just how important a vacation can really be.

  • 5 Awesome Tips for Writing Emails which won’t be ignored

    03.09.2015

    Emails have revolutionized business communication. Information can now be send quickly, efficiently and to multiple recipients with great ease. However, this means that any professional literally gets buried in emails, a large amount of which are bound to be ignored. Therefore, as a freelancer writing an email about a possible new position, feedback, tips or just cold mailing a company to offer your services, you want to make sure your emails don’t land straight in the “deleted” folder.

  • Four mistakes to absolutely avoid in your résumé

    03.09.2015

    A good, well-written résumé is a must have for anyone looking to land a job in today’s business world. These few couple of pages actually determine whether you get invited for an interview or not. But what makes a good or a bad resume?

  • Coworking Spaces are booming, here are some of their good and bad sides

    03.09.2015

    Coworking spaces are here to stay, current trends show. According to a survey conducted by the Berlin startup Deskwanted, coworking spaces are flying high, with 2500 being available worldwide as of February 2013, an 87% increase for the past 12 months. The idea of sharing a dynamic and creative office environment with like-minded colleagues seems to have quite a bit of appeal, especially for freelancers who feel their home office is no longer a place where they can efficiently work. Read on if you would like to know more about the reasons why coworking spaces are so popular among independent contractors and what their possible disadvantages might be.

  • Everything you need to know about Data Entry Projects

    03.09.2015

    A new project category called Data Entry has recently been added to the long list of available types of projects here at www.freelancermap.com. In case you’ve noticed it, you probably have a few questions regarding the new addition. Whether you want to know more about data entry, its advantages and disadvantages, successfully working on such projects or are unfamiliar with the term altogether, you’ve come to the right place. This article aims to provide you with all you need to know about data entry to get you started.

  • The 10 biggest mistakes a freelancer can make (Part two)

    03.09.2015

    Recently we published an article on the biggest mistakes a freelancer can make at www.freelancermap.com. As it is quite an extensive topic, we’ve decided to bring it back around this week and tell you about more potential errors and how to stay away from them. So let’s pick up where we left last time and start with mistake number six.

  • The 10 biggest mistakes a freelancer can make (Part one)

    03.09.2015

    Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes at one time or another. When it comes down to a business, making mistakes can be costly, particularly as a freelancer. Being your own boss is great, but it means a lot more responsibility and being personally accountable for each and every error you make. There are mistakes that freelancers, both old and new, tend to make. The following article aims to highlight the 10 biggest errors freelancers make and suggest ways to avoid them.

  • Landing your first freelancer gig in four steps

    03.09.2015

    The decision to start your own freelancing career could have multiple reasons. Wanting to be your own boss, getting to decide what to do with your time, making the money you think you deserve and many, many more. One of the biggest mistakes anyone starting out as a freelancer could make is presuming that job offers are going to be easy to get.

  • Communicating with international clients as a freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Working remotely gives freelancers perfect opportunities when it comes down to working internationally. Having access to contracts from all over the world is truly a blessing for any freelancer to enjoy. However, cross-cultural communication does not always go as smoothly as planned.

  • Preparing for Virtual Meetings as a Freelancer – tips and advices

    03.09.2015

    Virtual Meetings are the thing of the future some say, and will regular ones. Others say virtual meetings are the bane of a perfect leader and face-to-face communication is all that really matters.

  • Freelancing VS Regular employment – which one is right for you?

    03.09.2015

    Freelancing can really be a dream – doing what you deem fit with your time, being the captain of your own ship and working independently is quite the romantic vision. In reality things don’t always work out the way most people imagine they would and any freelancer has to go through significant hardships as well.

  • How to Effectively Manage your Time as a Freelancer

    03.09.2015

    Time management is an essential skill for any employee, but freelancers depend much more on their effective time-management skills. When working at home, you can find yourself wasting your time, doing little things around the house or simply enjoying the comfort of your place.

  • Social Media Marketing for Freelancers

    03.09.2015

    Most of you are probably familiar with social media marketing and its benefits. It is, indeed, an extremely convenient way to get your message out there, providing wide reach and spreading fast at the same time.

  • Not Getting Paid – Tips on Avoiding the Freelancer’s Nightmare

    02.09.2015

    Most freelancers face the problem of non-payment sooner or later. Here on www.freelancermap.com we’ve written a lot about the advantages of being a freelancer, but now it is time to shine some light on one of the biggest disadvantages – not getting paid.

  • Freelancer tips: How to set your rates as a freelancer?

    02.09.2015

    Freelancers sometimes find it hard to determine what they want to be paid or can be paid. Furthermore, the process of negotiating rates can be, indeed, very difficult for a lot of people. This article provides a few tips and tricks on determining the value of your work and knowing when and how much you have to charge. Here are a few things you have to keep in mind when setting your rates as a freelancer.

  • Freelancer, independent contractor, small business or consultant – what’s the difference?

    02.09.2015

    Freelancing is increasing in popularity nowadays, but the word is often misused. And that is not surprising with terms like independent contractor, consultant or, indeed, freelancer mostly lacking clear definitions. This article aims to clear up some of the common misconceptions about these terms. It has to be said, however, that a strict and fully separating definition does not exist. Having that disclaimer in mind, feel free to read on.

  • Five simple steps which will help you deal with unsatisfied clients

    02.09.2015

    Upset or unsatisfied clients are something any freelancer has to deal with sooner or later. No matter how professional or hard-working you are, there will be someone who gets upset. It may or may not be your fault, but that’s usually not the point. It is important to act quickly and accordingly to your client’s wishes. Following a couple of simple steps will likely help you change their mood and turn that dissatisfaction into satisfaction.