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  • Freelancer's 5 Biggest Time Killers - And How to Overcome Them


    Today, we have a special treat for you – we’ve just received the results from our survey on the biggest time-killers for freelancers. We’re proud to say that we had 720 participants worldwide, all experienced freelancers who shared what they feel like is wasting their time. In addition to the list, we’ve also thought about solutions.

  • What Does a QA Analyst Do?


    Have you ever wanted to start freelancing, but felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of job titles on the market? Our Career Insights series takes a look at some of the most dynamic and exciting roles open to the freelance market. Today, we’re taking an in-depth look in the role of a QA Analyst and what exactly that entails.

  • How to Use Storytelling for Your Freelance Brand


    Storytelling is an age-old art, possibly one of the very first arts there was. Stories invoke emotions and stick in our minds like no bare-bone facts can. It’s no wonder that storytelling has become very important in many areas, including brands and businesses. And guess what? As a freelancer, you’re a bit of both.

  • Why Your Enquiries Aren't Turning into Clients


    As a freelancer, you’re responsible not only for the work you produce but also finding, securing and pleasing your clients. Perhaps you’re doing everything by the book and following all of the advice you’ve read on marketing your personal brand but, for some reason, you’re unable to effectively convert your leads into clients. There are many places you may be tripping up in the client acquisition process.

  • Freelancer Referrals: The Do's & Don'ts You Need to Know


    Many freelancers love recommending colleagues for freelancing project, and can sometimes receive a referral fee as a result. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with those types of referrals – they are an easy and low-maintenance way to get some extra cash. And as long as all sides profit and nobody is being treated unfairly, paid referrals can be great – but things don’t always work out like that.

  • Why I Decided to Create My "Animated Me": From the Idea to Launch


    As freelancers, we all share one key thing: personal branding is absolutely critical. After working at design studios and agencies for several years, Samantha decided to embark on a journey to become a freelance graphic designer and illustrator herself. It was at this time that the concept of her animated self, Zami, was born. Check out this article to see how Samantha created an animated version of herself, and how the decision has been instrumental in her brand communications.

  • 9 Ways to Start Making Money with WordPress Today


    You’ve heard of WordPress – everybody has. It’s one of the easiest and definitely the most popular way to create and share content with the rest of the world. WordPress sites account for more than a fourth of the whole internet today. And where there’s that kind of reach, there’s money to make.

  • 10 Tips to Get the Best Possible Results from Your Freelancers


    Working with freelancers is not always easy, especially if you are doing this for the first time. If you are working with freelancers without following these rules, you are not getting the most value for your money…

  • 5 Steps to Using Quora to Market Your Freelance Business


    As a freelancer doing marketing, you’re often looking to provide value through information. You want to answer relevant questions to your field and show your expertise, making the content an advertisement of your skill. What is the perfect platform to do that?

  • What Does a Front-End Developer Do?


    Have you ever wondered exactly what a front-end Developer does? What skills you'll need to go down that career path? In this edition of our career insights series, we've taken an in-depth look at exactly what a front-end developer role entails, with an added insight from a professional freelance front-end developer.

  • Our Ultimate Survival Guide for Freelancing Through the Summer


    It's summer and everyone seems to be travelling or constantly chilling by a swimming pool - at least if Facebook is any indication. Meanwhile, you’re sitting at your desk and worrying about deadlines. Sound familiar? As a freelancer, your summers won’t always be free even if there are periods when you get fewer jobs. But don’t despair. You have a degree of freedom that no 9-to-5 employee can enjoy, you just have to figure out how to use it.

  • Career Insights: Most In Demand Remote and IT Freelance Roles


    We all know one thing for sure: the economy is changing. Every day more and more people decide to leave their full-time job to embrace the freelancing world. And not just that, new roles and jobs are arising from the gig economy and the new digital world.

  • WordPress: 19 Ways to Keep Your Site Secure Against Hackers


    WordPress now powers more than 25% of the world’s websites and almost 50% of the world's e-commerce websites - that's a big responsibility for an open source project! WordPress’s simplicity and versatility as a blogging platform, CMS, and web app framework is what makes it so popular, but with so much popularity comes significant risks – such as keeping it secure.

  • 3 Lessons Freelancer's Can Learn from Cal Newport’s Deep Work


    If you’re one of those people who likes to read books on productivity and find out about how successful people reach their goals in unique ways, you will love Cal Newport. A 35-year-old professor in computer science at Georgetown University, Newport not only has a Ph.D., but has also written several highly successful books ideal for freelancers.

  • 8 Do's and Don't's For Freelancers on Social Media - Improve Your Marketing with These Steps


    Freelancer marketing strategies and social media often go hand in hand. It has the potential of incredible reach, can be used by anyone and anywhere and offers you a ton of different choices to get your message across and get your brand known. But using it effectively isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

  • Growth Hacking for Freelancers in 6 Steps


    Growth hacking has become quite the buzz word in the past couple of years. But, as many buzz words, it is often misunderstood. Growth hacking isn’t some crazy, ridiculous way to magically turn your business from a garage shop to Microsoft in a couple of months.

  • Pricing a Software Development project: Fixed Price vs Time & Material vs Fixed Budget


    So you’ve finally found a software development company to implement your idea for a web/mobile app (or both). But what’s next? What’s with all these pricing arrangements? Which type of contract to choose? There’s no need to panic, let’s run through the options...

  • 5 Simple Steps to Using Facebook Ads to Boost Your Business


    Facebook – the platform we all read about each day, spend innumerous hours staring at and still proclaim dead every few months although it keeps on growing. The social network is all that and a bit more. Namely one of the best places to advertise your freelancer business. Landing clients, locally or internationally, is a possibility a lot of freelancer and big companies have learned to love.