Freelancer Tips


  • Exposing and Quantifying Poor-Quality Data


    Nowadays there is a lot of talk about data and the different ways you can take advantage of it to get all kind of analytics and the different approaches that range from basic reporting to data self-service tools or even advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence.

  • How to Use Freelance Rush Fees


    All freelancers (and anyone who has worked for a living, for that matter) have experienced the type of project that your client wants to be done yesterday. Can you relate?

  • What does a .NET Developer do?


    A .NET developer is responsible of designing, tailoring and developing software applications according to a business’ needs. In addition to determination and analysis of prerequisites for software, his responsibilities include support and continuous development.

  • Freelance Headshot Photo: A Key Element in Your Marketing


    While many of us freelance writers prefer to hide behind our screens and let our words do the talking, these days having a presence online is as just as important as having great writing skills. The same applies to any other niche you might be working as a freelancer.

  • Nomadic Life: What I Lived and Learnt in One Year of Remote Work


    I became a digital nomad about 18 months ago. I still remember the week running up to my flight: the utter liberation at saying farewell to my 9-5 colleagues, followed by the dread at having taken such a big leap into the unknown.

  • How to Use Twitter to Find Clients for Your Freelance Business


    For many freelancers, using social media platforms to find leads is something of a foreign concept. However, social media - especially Twitter - is a great place to attract more clients and grow your business. Not sure exactly how to use Twitter to promote your business? We’ve got you covered.

  • Tight Deadline? Tips for Delivering Your Work on Time


    As a freelancer, your reputation is everything. If you become known as someone who can’t meet deadlines, your entire business could be on the line. If you often find yourself racing against the clock to meet your deadlines, this article is for you.

  • Why updating your iOS app is critical (and how to do it)


    Congratulations. You’ve spent the last six months on iOS app development and your new “baby” has been thoroughly tested and approved for release. Now’s the time to kick back and relax, enjoy the fruits of your labor and watch your bank account grow. Right?

  • Contract Negotiation for Freelancers: How to Negotiate a Contract?


    For many freelancers, the traditional business practice of signing contracts for every job is a thing of the past. With many freelancers taking on one-off jobs and projects, a contract can be more of a series of emails than an official document.

  • The 4 best (and free!) screen recording tools


    Have you ever wanted to give your clients a step-by-step walkthrough for something they want to do? Explaining every single mouse click can be tedious and time-consuming for both sides. Luckily for you, there are some great screen recording tools out there which will absolutely make the lives of both you and your clients easier.

  • Career Insights: What Does a System Administrator Do?


    Welcome once again to “Career Insights”, the article series where we take an in-depth look at some of the best and most interesting fields a freelancer can work in. This week, we have another IT job that has quickly become a cornerstone of virtually every tech department – the system administrator. We’ll talk about what they do, which skills they need (spoilers – it’s quite a few) and what salary average you can expect.

  • The way to go before landing a successful contract


    Landing a contract as a freelancer can take a long time, depending on the amount of proposals you have to send. You can send two, or ten, or even more before landing a paycheck. How is the freelancermap community dealing with this?

  • How to Create A Professional Email Signature for Your Business


    A professional email signature is often an overlooked priority for many freelancers. However, this is a fantastic opportunity to provide potential clients with more information about your business and highlight key information about you.

  • What does a Scrum Master do?


    Many people have never heard the term “Scrum Master” before, but ultimately it’s just a certain form of a project manager. The SM does not act as a classical boss or supervisor, but rather assumes the role of team moderator and team leader.

  • 5 Ways Engineers and Designers Can Work Better Together


    Designers and engineers are both critical for the sake of the successful completion of a project, but it can also sometimes seem as if they are on totally opposite sides of the spectrum of an idea. With such contrast can also come frustration and difficulty when these two work together - but if you find the right method, designers and engineers can be a dream team.

  • How to hire your first freelancer in 6 steps


    Freelancing has gone from “niche” to “trend” to basically a worldwide standard in the last ten years. Whether you are a small business owner or the CEO of a huge corporation, the thought of working with freelancers might have crossed your mind over the last couple of years.

  • 5 Simple Tricks to Get Clients to Pay You Upfront


    Complications arising from payments (or lack thereof) are the most common problem that bog down members of the freelance community. Without an upfront payment strategy, a client could potentially leave you with a hand full of bills and no financial relief in sight. For this reason, it is critical that you establish a plan to secure payment upfront.

  • Relocation for a project? - a freelancer’s decision


    A lot of people get into freelancing because of its inherent flexibility. Being able to do what you do from anywhere in the world without having to go into the same old office every day sounds awesome.