How to Brand Yourself and Get Your Freelancing Business out of the Garage

How to Brand Yourself and Get Your Freelancing Business out of the Garage

According to Freelancers Union’s 2015 “Freelancing in America” report, nearly 54 million people are freelancing in America. That’s 34% of the American workforce….54 million.

Sure, when all of your friends are punching a clock, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone… but the truth is that you’re actually floating in a giant sea of similar … Continue Reading

Genius Psychological Pricing Hacks to Increase Your Freelance Rate

Have you ever watched a parent negotiate with their kid over something? While you might disagree with the idea of negotiating with a small terrorist (trust me, that’s how it feels every once in awhile), the reality is that sometimes it’s either that, or enduring ear-splitting screams in a situation that you simply can’t get … Continue Reading

20 Places to Find Freelance Work (That Aren’t Upwork) in 2016

Sometimes, when jobs fall in your lap or your inbox is full of inquiries, freelancing feels like a walk through the park. You know, the kind where bluebirds tie your shoelaces and beautiful people with adorable dogs wink at you as they jog by? Those are the times when it’s fun to tell people, “Hi, … Continue Reading

Handy Tips for Staying Healthy While Freelancing

Awesome Exercises To Do At Your Desk To Stop Aches and Pain

You’re a freelancer! You set your own schedule! People want to be you! You look super hip with your coffee, and your cool computer! And your back pain from all the sitting! And the eye strain! You know, from all the computering! Wait… no.

Freelancing, in all its money-making, freedom-granting glory can actually take a … Continue Reading

Freelance Personalities, Predictions, and Pitfalls

12 Personality Types You'll Find In All Freelance Work

You’ve heard the expression “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” right? While it didn’t work out so well for the family in The Shining, it’s a helpful mantra to adopt as a freelance worker.

So why not have a little fun by checking out some freelance personality predictions, just to … Continue Reading

12 Contract Clauses You Need to Include in Your Freelance Contract

Freelancing without a contract is a lot like swimming in the ocean without a chainmail wetsuit or a boat nearby. You might be just fine. You might swim happily along to your destination without a scratch, (or you might get absolutely gobbled up by a giant, swimming carnivore).

Wouldn’t you rather not get eaten by

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How to Freelance Again After Getting Screwed

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Freelancing is full of gray areas, regardless of how experienced you are. Without corporate mandates and the traditional checks and balances system of a cubicle farm, you’re left with a lot of freedom… and a lot of room to get screwed over.

This is especially true when you first start getting freelance work. Along … Continue Reading

The Client Onboarding Checklist Guaranteed to Save You Hours

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When it comes to freelancing research, you’re likely to find more “famine” articles than those about the “feast” side of things. This isn’t surprising, because the famine can be scary as hell.

Not every freelancer is desperately living off of ketchup sandwiches and cheap ramen though, right? I mean, if you’re a big fan of … Continue Reading

How to Write a High-converting Freelance Contract for the Absolute Beginner

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There are a few things you can put off when you start freelancing. Things like choosing the fastest internet package, designing business cards, and telling your parents you quit your day job are all tasks that can wait until you’ve gotten a little more comfortable in your industry.

There are other responsibilities, however, that simply … Continue Reading

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