Freelancer Tips

 

  • How to Create Killer Case Studies for Your Freelance Business

    08.11.2017

    As a freelancer, recommendations are one of the most effective marketing tools you’ll have to your disposal. Someone else recommending your services and paint the picture of a professional who is great to work with is invaluable. And it is much more believable when it comes from the outside rather than from yourself.

  • Career Insights: What Does a Content Manager Do?

    03.11.2017

    Ever wondered what the role of a Content Manager entails? In this edition of our Career Insights series, we go into the role, capabilities, skills and typical salary for a freelance content manager, and what you need to do to become one!

  • 6 Steps to Telling Your Boss About Your Freelance Side Gig

    02.11.2017

    Starting out as a freelancer while keeping your day job is one of the best ways to start out a new career. It’s not hard to see why. First of all, the beginnings of a freelancing career tend to be rather slow. You won’t have a lot of work in the first months. Having your regular old job to go to can be a welcome distraction. Furthermore, you need stability. And there’s few things more stable than a paycheck going in every month.

  • How to Streamline Client Acquisition with a Project Planner & 11 Elements to Add

    01.11.2017

    You know how some supermarkets have automated checkouts nowadays? They tend to be faster, have fewer unnecessary interactions and allow people to go at their own pace. A similar strategy has been becoming increasingly popular in the freelancing world: I like to call it self-service project planning.

  • The 4 Essential Steps to Hiring for Your Freelance Business

    25.10.2017

    Freelancers have to learn to rely on themselves – the self-discipline and amount of organization required simply means they fail if they don’t. Sometimes, however, relying on yourself alone isn’t the best path to take.

  • 3 Strategies for Responding to Free Code Test Requests

    19.10.2017

    Freelancers that do any type of work will encounter the type of clients that request some “proof” that you have the skills you say you have. Freelancers who write code, however, might encounter that on a more regular basis than others. Somehow, it has become a thing that gets asked from coders.

  • The Top 9 Tech Jobs Safe From Total Automation

    18.10.2017

    With technology developing rapidly all around us, it is easy to begin worrying about one’s own future. And it’s a smart thing to do – robots are already changing the way we work today and will continue to do so. However, there are some things that machines just cannot replicate on a level that humans do.

  • How to Organise Your Files & Folders as a Freelancer

    12.10.2017

    Organizing your files may sound mundane, but it is actually a helpful skill that has saved me and many other freelancers a lot of time and stress. Know where your files are. There are a lot of compelling arguments for that. First of all, think of all the time you would spend searching for them if there were no organization to them at all. Secondly, what if something gets deleted or forgotten by accident?

  • How to Deal with Clients That Want an Immediate Project Quote

    11.10.2017

    How do you determine the price of a project without knowing the details? You don’t. Just like a car mechanic cannot tell you what the repairs on your cast are going to cost before they get a chance to look at it and see what’s broken, freelancers often face the same issue.

  • The Job of an IT Architect | Career Insights

    06.10.2017

    In this third addition to our new article series “Career Insights,” we’re talking about IT architects. If you’re interested in a new freelancer career for yourself, or just wondering what an IT architect actually does - this article will include a job description, required skills and exactly what salaries you can expect in this role!

  • 5 Tips to Designing Chatbots that Sound Natural

    05.10.2017

    Software that directly communicates with humans to help them solve everyday problems are all the hype right now. With chatbots and voice assistants skyrocketing in popularity, a lot of freelancers and their clients are turning their heads towards that trend.

  • How Your Freelance Business Could Benefit from the Chatbot Trend

    04.10.2017

    Chatbots are one of the biggest trends in technology right now. And it’s not difficult to see why. Automation has always been a goal of technology and chatbots can automate one of the things that seemed to be very much human-only – conversations.

  • 8 Marketing Essentials for Freelancers

    28.09.2017

    Without marketing, there is no freelancing. Whether you’re opening up a small local shop or building sites for big companies across the world, there is one common denominator – people have to find out you exist. How do they find out you exist? Ideally, through your marketing efforts and not by chance.

  • The Creative Process: Creating a Powerful Brand Identity

    27.09.2017

    In this guest post, Samanta outlines her favourite part of being a graphic designer: the creative process. She takes us through every element throughout the decision-making process when designing a completely new brand.

  • 4 Perfect Ways for Freelancers to Utilize GitHub

    21.09.2017

    GitHub is a platform that brings all of the world’s developers together and gets them create projects together. Easy, often open-source collaboration with lots of documentation has helped GitHub revolutionize teamwork for coding and development.

  • How to Deal with Client Revisions as a Freelancer

    20.09.2017

    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 Promote Your Freelance Brand When You Hate Talking About Yourself

    14.09.2017

    As a new freelancer, one of the most daunting, yet essential, tasks is having to market yourself and sell your services. If this is something that doesn't come naturally to you, you're not alone. Check out these tips for making promoting yourself far less intimidating!

  • How to Deal with Late Payment Terms as a Freelancer

    13.09.2017

    Late payments aren’t just some nuisance freelancers like to complain about – they can be a significant financial risk to the point of endangering your entire career. That’s why we’re writing this article.