Freelancer Tips

 

  • 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.

  • Self-Marketing for Freelancers, 5 tips on making a name for yourself

    02.09.2015

    Self-Marketing is not easy, but it is essential for success. It is not something to be done when there is little to no work, self-marketing has to become a part of your daily routine. It’s all about showing off – yourself, your skills and your attitude. Not bragging of course, rather respectfully advertising your own person. Here are five tips to help you convince future clients that you are the man/woman for the job.

  • Five Tips to help you stay motivated as a freelancer

    02.09.2015

    Motivation is crucial for any job. As a freelancer you have more freedom than most employees, but that freedom can turn into a disadvantage pretty quickly. If you find yourself postponing that thing you have to do or if you often just don’t feel like working, read on. This article presents five tips that will keep you motivated and help you reach your goals.

  • Global freelancers form a movement!

    27.08.2014

    Are you a freelancer working in Europe? Then the “freelancer movement” could be an interesting topic for you. In the last years the demand for freelancers has increased tremendously. Weather short-term contractors, self-employed workers, individual consultants or even part-timers, more and more companies nowadays hire freelancers to meet specific requirements a full-time employee may not be able to meet.

  • 15% discount for all freelancermap users at Shutterstock!

    17.06.2014

    freelancermap is happy to pronounce our new partnership with Shutterstock, a globally interacting stock photography agency. With this new cooperation our freelancermap users will receive a 15% discount on every booked image subscription at Shutterstock!