Freelancer Tips


  • 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.

  • Why freelancers and startups are a match made in heaven


    A lot of freelancers end up doing some or most of their work for startups. Almost all startups rely on freelancers at one or all stages of their existence, and it’s no coincidence. Freelancers and startups are made for each other.

  • How to: Do the perfect Skype Interview in 5 Steps


    If you’re a freelancer working internationally, you’ve probably had your fair share of Skype interviews. And if you’re just starting out, you have some learning ahead of you. Skype interviews aren’t necessarily that much different than regular ones, but the devil is in the details.

  • How to Build Strong Relationships With Clients That Last


    For many freelancers, securing strong, long-term relationships with clients is the key to building a successful business. With strong client relationships, you can spend more hours actually working (and earning money!), and less time endlessly applying for new jobs each month. The question is, how do you get to this point?

  • How to be a Great Project Director and Manager


    There are a lot of responsibilities in being a project manager. The organization of very important projects relies on you and you need to be skilled in managing people and resources to achieve an ultimate company goal. So, how can you be great on the job? Nicolás Liso, PMP® gives us his insights.

  • How to Use YouTube to Attract Clients


    These days, overwhelming evidence seems to suggest that the future of online marketing is in video content. More and more people are flocking to video platforms such as YouTube to consume information. As a business owner, you should be putting some serious thought into putting this platform to use for your own business.

  • Are multiple monitors actually improving productivity? – Pros and Cons


    Whether or not to get a multi-monitor setup is a surprisingly polarizing issue. While one side propagates two or even more monitors as being the only sensible way to work, there is a growing opposition that has been increasingly vocal as screens grow in size; they argue that there is a point where “more monitor space” stops meaning “better.” So which one is it?

  • Do I need to be good at math to code? 6 Reasons why you don’t!


    A lot of programmers have a background in mathematics or computing, which traditionally includes a lot of math.

  • The Job of a Public Relations Manager | Career Insights


    In this edition of our series on interesting freelancer careers, we’ll be covering the position of a public relations manager. In the information age, the image of a company matters as much as the quality of its products and services. Social media is mandatory nowadays, and it provides a way for companies to share all kinds of thing about themselves with the world. That’s why good PR managers are sought after more than ever before.

  • Choosing a name for your freelancer business: your name vs. a company name


    When thinking about starting a new business, there are a few questions everyone will ask themselves. “What do I name my business?” is one of the most common and controversial questions when starting out as a freelancer. Are you also struggling with this?

  • What Separates a Junior Programmer from a Senior Programmer?


    If you ever applied for a job as a programmer, created a LinkedIn profile or spoken to recruiters, you’ve asked yourself this question: “How do I know if I’m a junior, mid-level or senior programmer?”