Tag Archives: freelancing

How to Become a Successful Freelancer

How to Become a Successful Freelancer

As a freelancer, you are free to put your feet up and work, if that’s what gets your creative juices flowing. Yet it takes talent, business savvy, commitment and time to be a successful freelancer. Freelancers are always in search of some work, so that they can earn something by...

Everything You Need to Know About Follow-Ups

Everything You Need to Know About Follow-Ups

In general, people have long been ignorant of the practice of following-up, even while this highly important phenomenon is part of our everyday life. Oddly still, our very nature seems to prefer to ignore its usefulness. Whether you have promised a client, customer or supplier something or promised your partner...

Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Effective Strategies for Winning Negotiations

Negotiation is a phenomenon that hasn’t been given due attention as a specialization. You might have heard of some very successful freelance negotiators who have mastered the art of coming out on top of any negotiation process. Corporations are happily paying huge sums of money for the services of expert...

10 Fatal Freelancing Mistakes to Avoid

10 Fatal Freelancing Mistakes to Avoid

The benefits of being a freelancer have long been spoken about: bloggers and industry experts have written over and over on how to be successful and how to avoid common mistakes. However, as someone who was once an expert at committing these mistakes, I’ve realized the importance of sharing what...

How to Be Competitive on Job Boards

How to Be Competitive on Job Boards

According to Wikipedia, a job board is a website recommended for job hunting, the choices presented varying from very general tasks to precise niches. In the past few years, this kind of activities practically exploded; this trend was on constant rise, before the economic crisis, things changing quite fast afterwards....

25 Promising Ways Designers Can Find New Clients

25 Promising Ways Designers Can Find New Clients

In any business, there is always a need to look for new clients. Hypothetically, the existing clients should continue to avail services (without much of convincing), but this does not happen. For any freelancer, work always comes in phases. Either you get overloaded with work that you have to turn...

Successful Entrepreneur: What It Is and How to Become One?

Successful Entrepreneur: What It Is and How to Become One?

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur. The title is immediately associated with success. Although it sounds out of reach, any person who starts a business and assumes some or all of the risk of that business is an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, not everyone is successful. While entrepreneurship requires an above-average...

Santa Clause’s Gift for Beginner Freelancers

Santa Clause’s Gift for Beginner Freelancers

The end of the year is almost coming and, all of us, young or old, hope that their good behavior since the last Christmas was noticed and Santa Clause will offer to them beautiful gifts. This part of the year is in the opinion of a lot of people the...

Making a Living or Leaving a Dream

Making a Living or Leaving a Dream

Warning: Reading this article won’t make you a better freelancer or a pro in your domain. The purpose of the post is to make up an analysis about the possibilities of making a living from freelancing. The value of the article could be much diminished if you didn’t put in...

15 Ways to Enjoy Freelancing

15 Ways to Enjoy Freelancing

Freelancers are always in search of some work, so that they can earn something by rendering their services to people from the comforts of their home. Most of us read a lot about productivity, marketing, pricing, customer service, and these aspects of business are all important. But it’s also important...

A Complete Strategy to Write Valuable Content

A Complete Strategy to Write Valuable Content

Every online presence has as a main purpose to be visited by an increased number of visitors or clients. The most important traffic source is represented by the search engines; there is a huge difference, in terms of potential surfers, between a position on the first page and a position...

Get Creative with Your Resume

Get Creative with Your Resume

With the current economy, it’s important for job-seekers to stand out if they want to land a job, whether that’s in the corporate world or a freelance gig. The good news is that if you’re a creative-type, there’s a ton you can do with your resume that will set you...

How to Deal With Demon Clients

How to Deal With Demon Clients

For a full-time freelance designer, hardly a day goes by without hearing about or reading some nightmarish client story. Whether I hear about it in person, by email, over the phone or on the web, one thing seems clear: designers like complaining about their clients almost as much as they...

Turn Your Computer off and Manage Your Sleeping Time

Turn Your Computer off and Manage Your Sleeping Time

Some years ago, a famous adventure game titled Monkey Island (The Secret of Monkey Island, LucasArt 1990, someone else could remember Guybrush Treepwood the mighty pirate?) after the credits of the game clearly said “Now turn off your computer and go to sleep!”. In that case the authors joke about...

Ways to Increase Your Monthly Income as a Freelancer

Ways to Increase Your Monthly Income as a Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer is a way to work at home and be independent without having to start a business. Freelance work varies greatly. Some projects require clients to sign written agreements, while others provide work based on verbal agreements that are enforceable through the nature of the project. Some freelancers...