Freelancer Tips


  • Why every freelancer should find a mentor


    “If only I knew X when I started out” – how many times have you heard fellow freelancers say that? There are a lot of mistakes you can make at the beginning of your career and some are not obvious.

  • Organising Meetups in 7 Steps to Boost Your Freelance Career


    Nowadays, a lot of people look towards the internet when it comes down to networking or special interests. But you don’t have to meet virtually anymore, thanks to Meetup. If you haven’t heard about this service, you’re in for a ride.

  • Finding balance between teaching code and working as a developer


    Francisco Cupen is a Civil Engineer with a master's degree in project management. He is currently working as Senior Angular Web Developer. In this article he's showing us his techniques for balancing between working as a developer and teaching coding.

  • Career Insights: What does a PLC Programmer do?


    PLC programmers often work in electrical engineering and IT companies, and are responsible for the maintenance of machines and plants that use programmable logic controllers. Learn more about these professionals and their role.

  • How to Deal with Client Revisions as a Freelancer


    One of the most frustrating challenges for many freelancers is dealing with repeated client requests for revisions on a project. This is a factor you need to be prepared to deal with on a regular basis - so check out our tips to dealing with client revisions properly.

  • How to become a specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    What are GIS and what are they used for? Maria Osorio, a specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and an expert in ArcGIS version 10.0 explains it all, including the uses of this technology and how to become a specialist in GIS yourself!

  • Career Insights: What Does a Release Manager Do?


    In today’s edition of Career Insights, we’re taking a look at the role of a release manager. Find out what exactly a release manager does, their typical responsibilities, and the qualifications you need to get into this field.

  • Passive Income for freelancers in 7 Tips


    Freelancing is mostly associated with active income – you get paid for the hours you put in or for a certain workload, ideally a finished project. However, there is another way to earn money as a freelancer - passive income.

  • How to Get Started As a Freelancer Without Quitting Your Day Job


    Beginning a freelance career can be challenging. It involves giving up financial security, a set routine, and is a usually big step out of your comfort zone. However, transitioning from a regular day job to freelancing doesn’t have to be terrifying, or a huge risk. You can start freelancing on the side.

  • Teardowns: an amazing way to show what you can do


    For most freelancers, having a strong portfolio that shows what they can do is far more powerful than simply telling potential clients what they can offer them. One way to really show what you can do is by doing a teardown - in this article, we’re going to explain exactly what this is and how to do one yourself.

  • How to travel and protect your data: 5 Security Tips


    Being a travelling freelancer can be great. You get to experience new cultures, dip into the international freelancing community and serve clients from all over the globe. However, protecting your data is an essential part of doing all that carefree. There is nothing worse than losing all of your hard work, getting your gadgets stolen or your email compromised.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Network Engineer Do?


    In this edition of our Career Insights series, we’re taking a look at the role of a network engineer and discussing what exactly they do, the skills required, and the average salary an experienced network engineer can expect to make.

  • KPIs for Freelancers: How to Track the Growth of Your Freelance Business


    There are many ways you can measure success as a freelancer. How much money you’re getting is one, but it isn’t necessarily the most important. Other aspects you might want to keep track of include how many clients you’re getting, what you’re really earning per hour and the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. If you want your business to do well, “going with the flow” isn’t really going to cut it.

  • 11 Real Freelance Horror Stories


    Working as a freelancer is great - you forget the commute, you work your own hours...but it can be also unpredictable! You can work with incredible easy-to-work-with clients, but a crazy one can slip in from time to time. You might have a lot on your plate and with an overloaded schedule, there’s room for mistakes!

  • How to Create a Course and Sell Your Freelance Knowledge


    Online courses: how many have you seen on the Internet? If you’re already running your own freelance business, you might be asking yourself whether investing the time and effort into building a course is really worth it. Creating a course could definitely benefit you and your freelance business, especially in the long term.

  • Alternative Financing Methods – Invoice Factoring Pros and Cons


    Freelancers, especially at the beginning of their career, are very reliant on cash flow – how much money comes in and how quickly it does so. This is a factor that will make or break businesses. One of the ways freelancers can speed up their cash flow is invoice factoring.

  • Writing an Invoice for Freelancers – Tips, Tricks & Templates


    What would a freelancer do without invoices? Absolutely nothing! Learning how to write a special invoice is a crucial skill for any freelancer. Not receiving the correct amount of payment or not receiving it on time is a problem many freelancers face. A good invoice is often the key to solving these problems.

  • 4 Templates every Freelancer should have


    Bureaucracy is something few beginners consider when going into freelancing. However, handling different kinds of documents is a significant part of the job description, so you better be prepared. It might seem intimidating at first, but with the right system you can save yourself a lot of time.