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6 Ways Freelancers can Automate Their Non-Paying Workload

The number one resource a freelancer has is their time. If they’re not maximizing how their time is being spent, they can quickly fall behind deadlines and miss out on opportunities. Unfortunately, this isn’t always simple, especially when it’s a one-man (or one-woman) show.  In this scenario, freelancers have to wear multiple hats. This is...
September 17, 2021

How to Communicate Your Value and Scale Your Freelance Business

How many times have you felt like you were being underpaid but went on to ignore the feeling, fearing that you’ll lose the client? You’re not alone. Most people struggle with demonstrating their worth and communicating the value they bring to the table.  According to veteran freelancer, Soness Stevens, one of the biggest myths that...
September 16, 2021

Pro Freelancer Fundamentals: Contract Expectations

For most freelancers, contracts are either: complicated, intimidating, mysterious, and bothersome—or— simple, rewarding, and worth the effort. At least that’s what I’ve seen while working with freelancers for over a decade. Does that ring true for you? And while I’m not a lawyer*, I have studied freelance contracts extensively and have had countless conversations with...
September 15, 2021

5 Tips for Pitching Your Freelance Services to Digital Marketing Agencies

The freelance workforce is growing rapidly. Terms like gig economy have entered everyday usage, and digital nomad is now a career path that many aspire to. But as the number of freelancers increases, competition also increases. The professional freelancer needs to constantly set themselves apart from the crowd. Below are a few tips for positioning yourself to...
September 14, 2021

Pro Freelancer Fundamentals: Invoice Clarity and Consistency

There are few things more exciting as a freelancer than getting an “invoice paid” alert in your email and seeing real money hit your business bank account. Yes, the work you do is fun. And the clients you work with may be great. But until you get paid for your freelance work, you might as well...
September 13, 2021

The Freelancer’s Guide to Getting Paid on Time

How long does it usually take to get paid by your clients? And more importantly, how many clients pay late — or worse — not at all? Ensuring on-time payments is a problem many freelancers struggle with. In the U.S., 54% of freelancers say it takes too long to get paid.  Another 45% state their clients don’t...
September 12, 2021

Pro Freelancer Fundamentals: Tracking Time & Expenses

A number of years ago, you (like a lot of people around the world) might have gotten caught up in the Shark Tank craze.  It’s a TV show where millionaire and billionaire investors like Mark Cuban or Barbara Corcoran hear pitches from small businesses looking for funding. You only had to watch a few episodes to hear...
September 11, 2021

Pro Freelancer Fundamentals: Task Management

Years before I started working for myself, I spent some time volunteering in South America, and I quickly found myself overwhelmed with everything that needed to get done. Back then (before the first iPhone hit the market), my go-to method for managing all my tasks was a little notebook I kept in my pocket.  Pretty soon,...
September 10, 2021

How to Write the Perfect Freelance Pitch: Templates and Tools

Writing the perfect pitch is key to landing clients and growing your freelance business. After all, clients won’t come to you on a whim. Instead, you have to make an active effort to reach out, showcase your portfolio and promote your services.  Making a pitch can feel overwhelming, especially because you have to stand out...
September 9, 2021

How to Plan a Successful Workcation

For a freelancer, the world can be your office. Sometimes that means working from home, but other times it means the freedom to travel the world—as long as you can get your work done. Freelancers all over are packing up their laptops and hitting the road, mixing their work and vacations into a workcation. Whether you are...
September 8, 2021

Work From Home Guide: Choosing Freelancing As a Career

Have you already tried risking your time, money, and effort just to reach your own goal? Probably some of us have done it but still didn’t get the result we desired. We all dream that we can travel and enjoy the gift of life that God has given. Isn’t it beautiful if we can share...
September 7, 2021

How Our Business Could Look Bigger Through SEO

Looking ‘bigger’ or, to put it better, more professional is one of the best ways to more influential clients whether you are a business-to-business or business-to-consumer type of company. Here is a short list of ways to make your small SEO firm look big: Firstly, show the world that you exist! You should have presence...
September 5, 2021
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