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A Freelancer’s Guide to Prospecting

A Freelancer’s Guide to Prospecting

First let me start by saying this is a nitty gritty guide to prospecting. This isn’t fluff and it probably won’t make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. This guide was written to ensure your wallets and purses reach the appropriate thickness. It was not written to help you find...

Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

Get Inspired: Blog Writing Tips by Famous Writers

One of the clearest indicators that blogs are here to stay is the fact that so many famous authors, writers with published works to their names, and journalists from the old-school paper and print era have all taken up blogging to some degree. In the words of Tom Ferrick, a...

Seeking Quality Freelance Writers: the Definitive Guide to 20 Outsourcing Hubs

Seeking Quality Freelance Writers: the Definitive Guide to 20 Outsourcing Hubs

Everyone knows that content is king, but content writers are the real brains behind the blog posts, newsletters or sales pages you seek to attract potential customers with. It makes sense to hire freelance writers to fulfill your content needs because besides saving money and time, you get to have...

6 Reasons Why Social Media Can NOT Help You Save Your Business

6 Reasons Why Social Media Can NOT Help You Save Your Business

We have all heard of the amazing success stories that other businesses have told about how social media is the reason they are successful and thrive over their competition. While some businesses might be profiting, others could be hurting themselves with it. Social media isn’t all happy times and loads...

How to Be the Worst Freelance Designer in the Universe (in Just 10 Steps)

How to Be the Worst Freelance Designer in the Universe (in Just 10 Steps)

How to be a what? -asks you. Well, yeah, being the honest freelancer seems a bit too mainstream. Besides, it’s way too difficult. So why not just be the worst one instead – the underachiever of the freelancing world if you will? Now, why am I going with such an...

10 Pricing Principles & Strategies for Freelance Web Designers

10 Pricing Principles & Strategies for Freelance Web Designers

Pricing freelance web design services has always been an issue, as it is a very important matter that can make a huge difference in how your business is viewed by your customers. Often it can be the determinant factor for success or failure, by allowing you to profit or causing...

10 Difficult Design Clients, and How To Deal With Them

10 Difficult Design Clients, and How To Deal With Them

As the owner of a freelance design business or design agency, you’re always working with a variety of clients. Some clients are amazing – they give you a succinct, accurate brief, they allow plenty of creative freedom, they’re open to new ideas, they are prompt with their feedback and they...

Why an Online Portfolio Is Insanely Essential For Your Freelance Business Growth

Why an Online Portfolio Is Insanely Essential For Your Freelance Business Growth

Freelance life is amazing. However, it can sometimes be a bit frustrating. The amazement lies when you work from home with no bossing environment to piss you off, you can pick up holidays at your will, and all you need is a stable internet connection and a laptop of an...

How to Negotiate Your Web Design Salary before Doing a Job

How to Negotiate Your Web Design Salary before Doing a Job

Salary negotiation is understandably intimidating for most people, especially those who are just starting out in their respective careers. Job seekers often forgo the idea of negotiating a salary before accepting a job offer in fear that they might be turned down from the job. However, a little bit of...

Reasons Why First-Time Freelancers Fail

Reasons Why First-Time Freelancers Fail

You might be surprised with some of the main reasons that cause freelancers to fail. The first-time freelancer doesn’t fail because of doing poor quality work, or due to missing a deadline; nor do they lack the talent to execute their tasks. However, these factors may contribute somewhat to the...

Best ways to find Clients for Your Freelance Writing Business

Best ways to find Clients for Your Freelance Writing Business

Before you start handing out business cards and trying to find freelance work, it’s important to understand why companies hire freelance writers. Companies hire freelance writers for a number of reasons. When a company downsizes, for example, writers often are among the first to be let go. It isn’t because...

Confidence-Building Exercises for New Freelance Web Designers

Confidence-Building Exercises for New Freelance Web Designers

When you are beginning as a freelancer, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with hall of the possibilities and options freelancing can offer. It is too easy to lose confidence in yourself, in your abilities when you don’t know where to start, how to offer a good job in time...

A Complete Guide of Self-Marketing As A Freelancer

A Complete Guide of Self-Marketing As A Freelancer

Few years ago, the term freelancer was considered as an excuse to avoid calling yourself jobless. Nowadays the situation is very different; there are many cases of highly specialized individuals that prefer working from home. Much more, many companies accepted the idea of working from home…it is a real growing...

Business Ethics in Freelancing: A Primer

Business Ethics in Freelancing: A Primer

What Ethics Means To a Freelancer? There a number of ways in which ethics can be described and explained. This is mainly due to the fact that ethics is based, to some extent, on tradition. Over time, a body of ‘DOs and DON’Ts’ is established to serve as a guide...

Why Do Freelance Writers Need Editors

Why Do Freelance Writers Need Editors

If you hang around freelancers, you will probably notice that the hottest topic among them is editors and their relationships with them. Editors usually check out material written by freelance writers. He can be self-employed or work for various clients, either onsite or offsite at his home. They work for...