The Best Websites for Beginning Freelancers To Find Clients

by / ⠀Career Advice Remote Work / June 20, 2022
beginning freelancer

If you are one of the many beginning freelancers, chances are that you use a freelancing platform. However, there are many platforms out there and it can be difficult to know which one would be the best for you to use. These platforms are valuable tools that can help you grow out of your career. Plus, they help you whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran…

How to Separate Yourself and Stand Out as a Tech Freelancer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers / April 6, 2022
Despite the uncertainty of this career choice, many tech professionals still choose to go freelance. Here are nine guidelines to follow.

The search for effective methods for growing as a freelancer can be somewhat confusing. However, despite the relative uncertainty of this career choice, many tech professionals still choose to go freelance. For instance, in 2028, it will take 90 million people to freelance in the U.S. alone. However, let’s not think about all of the freelancers that you’ll need to compete within your field for a moment. If…

Top 10 Travel Tips for Freelancers

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / July 19, 2013

I am fortunate enough to travel a lot, both for work and for fun, over the years I have developed an internal checklist of things I do pre and during any travel you embark on so here’s my top 10 travel tips: 01. Make sure you cancel the paper! I nearly always forget this one but I do try to remember as otherwise it sits on our doorstep…

How To Make More Money As A Freelancer (The Answer Might Surprise You).

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 1, 2013

There’s a reason you’re a freelancer. You like having more creative freedom, you like not having to participate in corporate office politics and you like the of choosing which jobs you take. However, all those perks come at a price. And the price is – you might go through periods of eating canned spaghetti bolognese for breakfast, lunch and dinner to make your last dollar stretch – because…

How New Freelancers Can Avoid Getting Screwed

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 13, 2013

There’s so much to think about when starting out as a new freelancer. Who is my ideal customer? What’s my level of expertise? How much do I charge? How do I redirect all the inevitable yet always ridiculous “why don’t you get a real job?” questions from family and friends? One of the most pertinent tasks to consider, though, is how you’re going to run your business when…

Rewrite Your Invoices to Get Paid Faster

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 5, 2012

As of next February, I’ll have been freelancing for five years. During that time I’ve had clients who paid me within the hour I sent the invoice, a couple of coldhearted clients who never paid at all, and – just recently – one client who paid me 10 months after I sent the invoice. (Yes, it really happens!) Most clients pay within 30 days or so, but sometimes there’s a…

How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 28, 2012

Funding is costly: A lot of startups seek funding from early stage investors too early.  Every round of funding (especially the first!) is going to dilute your precious ownership.  Accepting $20,000 from angels for 30% of your company may help in getting you off the ground but it may not be the best thing for you and your co-founders’ pockets when the time comes to exit. How can…

5 Types of Freelancers You Need in Your Rolodex

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 2, 2010

You launched your business and it’s starting to gain some traction. About the same time, you also realize there’s no way you’ll be able to build this business on your own — or, said differently, you know it would be insane to try. Luckily, for business owners with budgetary constraints (meaning all of us), there are options. In today’s “gig economy” there are plenty of talented people who…

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