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  1. How to Manage Time as a Freelancer

    So you're a freelancer. Maybe you do some side work, maybe it's a full-time gig for you. Maybe you're the entrepreneur behind a small startup, still functioning like a freelancer. In these and many other cases (I'm looking at you, workaholics who don't stop when you get
  2. A Short and Sweet List of the Best Freelancer Hacks

    The amount of hats a freelancer has to wear is enough to open up a hat shop. Nay, a hat franchise. A freelance web developer is also a receptionist and a marketer. A freelance writer is also an office manager and a salesman. These roles are not in the job description, but you'll soon
  3. What Freelancer Schedules Actually Look Like

    The life of a freelancer can be something of a mystery. Where do they go? What do they do? Do they even put on pants? To demystify the daily affairs of these laptop wielding enigmas, we've asked three successful freelancers to share their schedules with us. They have also offered tips
  4. 9 Answers to Freelancers Frequently Asked Tax Questions

    Ah taxes. They led to the arrest of Al Capone. They had a little something to do with the Revolutionary War. They keep the Swiss banks in business. They’re also a thorn in the side of every freelancer. Unlike full-time employees, we freelancers have to do our own taxes - a process
  5. The Four Month Pitch: A Freelancer’s Struggle


    In September, I made the first successful pitch of my career. Fortunately, I was alone when I received the news, as I immediately pumped my fist and shouted in triumph. You would have thought I’d won the lottery.

    In truth, that moment had been building up for four months, hence the disproportionate excitement.

    I had been working as a freelance writer for a couple of years before I made the pitch, which was a story about Bernie Sanders, defeatist news headlines, and voter psychology. The bulk of my writing jobs were (and still are) coming from referrals, and my writing “beat” never strayed far from the digital marketing realm, but I’d been wanting to stretch my writing muscles and expand my repertoire for a long time.

  6. 7 Entrepreneurs Tell Us 7 People They're Thankful For

    and lives with her family on the shore of Lake Erie in Pennsylvania. Who I’m thankful for: My editor, Henry Reith. As a budding freelancer, I feel SO grateful this year for Mr. Henry Reith from Fridge Magazine who took me on in 2014 and has given me a chance to craft articles for him. I
  7. Best Free and Cheap Website Options for Small Businesses

    Google for the company name, the Facebook page comes up even before the primary website! LinkedIn You would benefit here if your business revolves around you personally as the brand. If you're a consultant or freelancer, or do business-to-business or networking, then LinkedIn can help
  8. How to Pitch Freelance Services to Small Businesses

    with something, but they may be unsure of what that something is. As a freelancer, it’s your job to highlight what exactly can be improved, and establish how you and you alone can do the improving. Taking the initiative goes beyond the initial pitch. If you succeed in landing a client, you should
  9. The 18 Best IFTTT Recipes to Skyrocket Productivity

    you go?" messages. 4. Log your work hours in a spreadsheet on Google Drive If you're an entrepreneur, remote worker, or freelancer, this will allow you to see how much time you're actually spending on your projects. 5. Block off the next hour as "Do Not Disturb" To indicate that you
  10. 12 Best Slack Communities for Every Professional

    at a traditional office—including digital nomads, freelancers, business travelers, and students—this community comes with a lot of perks. A free membership comes with recommendations for freelancer-friendly work spaces, along with info about their WiFi speeds and real-time seating capacity. For $5
  11. 50 Free Productivity Dashboards and Templates

    a library of free invoice templates in both Word and Excel that are perfect for the freelancer and start-up. Aynax has a free way to print or download a professional invoice template as well as a template for estimates. Invoiced has an online invoice generator where you can add your
  12. How to Deal With Slow Times at Work

    will be well worth it in the long run. Especially because processes can be repurposed in a multitude of ways. For instance, you could document your process because you want to outsource this task in the future to a virtual assistant (VA), freelancer or intern. Then you could possibly publish
  13. Nine Fiverr Gigs That Save me $6,642 per Month

    for successful outsourcing: Don't outsource anything you can't clearly articulate to the freelancer. You should have an implicit understanding of the task and explicit details on how to perform it. For example, I can outsource SEO tasks because I understand exactly what needs to be done
  14. How to Charge for Design Work

    up front. No last minute extensions. Client knows from the start what the project will cost. No nasty surprises. No scope creep and last minute additions for the freelancer to implement. Cons: Falls apart if you didn’t estimate the effort and schedule in enough detail, or the client
  15. 5 Steps to an Endless Supply of Freelance Gigs

    networks From an agency's point of view, there are several advantages to hiring a freelancer instead of a full time employee--so if you're finding yourself short on work, you can look at both local and national agencies. You can also check out talent networks and find out if your city has Facebook
  16. How To Become A Project Management Super Hero

    . This might mean that, as a freelancer, you're delivering a site to a client on time. Or that, as a team leader, ensuring that a design/development team delivers its part of a broader project perfectly to specifications. In just about any role, your project management skills can make the difference between
  17. Getting those first 10 Clients

    enough to deal directly with the clients, and just provide a small kickback to the freelancer. Sweet! Not only did they send me work, they trusted I would do a good job, and I therefore made sure I did. The key point here is to make contacts, yet be careful to not step on any toes - I certainly
  18. Sell Like a Third-Grader: How 2 + 2 Equals More Clients

    if your starting price is three, four, or maybe even five times that? Is $500 a lot of money? You can’t answer that outside the context of what you’re getting in return, can you? As a freelancer or business person trying to sell your services, you must put your price into its proper context. If you
  19. 20 Places to Find Your Next Web Development Job

    -tier web 2.0 blogs on the Internet. As a result, the job board has become a great place to find work at web 2.0 companies, especially those in the New York area. Freelance Switch Job Board - If you're a freelancer looking for design and development gigs, the Freelance Switch job board might be a great