Freelancing

  • 4 Ways Freelancers Should Act Like Regular Businesses

    … business. Here are four of them. Freelancers Need to Focus on Accounting In the early stages of your freelancing career, you might find that you can get away with individually crafting invoices on a project by project basis. You can also keep track of your income and expenses in the “Notes” app on your phone. But as you start to amass more…

    Growmap- 17 readers -
  • Candid Feedback and the Future of the Freelance Marketplace

    … The last time I stayed in an Airbnb, the host made me pick up the apartment keys from a cashier at a convenience store several blocks away. Naturally, when it came time to rate my stay on the site, I docked a few points for the check-in process since the host should know it was pretty inconvenient. (Although I did score some Tastykakes waiting…

    The Content Strategist- 14 readers -
  • Attention Editors: We Need to Fix the Pitching Process

    … Every few months, I pitch a story to an editor I’ve known since last year. This editor seems like a good guy. He’s pleasant, thoughtful with feedback, understanding if I ask for an extension. We even trade some personal banter once in a while. But whenever I send over the pitch, he never gets back to my first email. I always have to follow up…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 13 readers -
  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Novice Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    … Almost five years ago, I started working full-time as a freelance writer. Joining the community of freelancers was completely unintentional, but a necessity. I was a co-founder of a startup that went belly-up. And I experienced something that every entrepreneur has to learn to stomach and recover from: the dark, miserable low of failure…

    Growmapin Content- 19 readers -
  • Yes, It’s Possible to Grab Loans When Working as a Freelancer

    … Freelancing has become an incredibly popular way for men and women around the world to make money. Freelancing is, in essence, having your own business. It allows you to not just generate your own income, but to control how much you earn. When you freelance, you take charge of your own finances and work life. Even though you may not actually…

    The Blog Herald- 17 readers -
  • Blow Your Goddamn Trumpet

    … A few weeks ago I received an interesting enquiry from a local designer, who does a lot of design work for musicians. Given that I’m a proper music fanatic, I was really excited at the opportunity to potentially work with him and his clients. He asked me for my hourly/day rate, and although I stressed to him that I quote on a per-project basis…

    SEOno- 13 readers -
  • Working Tue to Sat: Pros & Cons of an Alternative 9-to-5

    … with the whole thing. The habits we all fall into… I’ve discovered a weird sort of irony in that a fair few freelancers I know went into freelancing so that they could have more freedom and flexibility in their working hours… and yet they’ve gravitated towards continuing to work the traditional Monday-to-Friday 9am-to-5pm routine you get…

    SEOno- 26 readers -
  • Setting Up Space Where You Can Be Creative: The Home Office

    … More and more individuals are choosing to work from home. The reason why is there are more and more entrepreneurs and freelancers entering the workforce. Some do so out of necessity. Some do so out of pure enjoyment or thrill. There are also some who do so part-time to help augment their household incomes. Whatever your reason…

    Deborah Anderson/ Growmap- 20 readers -
  • Community: The Key to Happiness?

    … a relatively successful freelancing business, and started to run a regular industry meetup event which has garnered great feedback so far. But when you could be working with people for up to 40 hours per week (maybe more!), the people that you surround yourself with become an absolutely crucial part of your overall happiness on a day-to-day basis…

    SEOno- 18 readers -
  • What to Consider if Relocating for Your Freelancing Career

    … Have you ever considered relocating to another area to benefit your career? What about another country? My family has actually relocated a few times, so we have some experience with what that’s like. It has been quite fun, but it also comes with its challenges. It is helpful to be as prepared as possible. Managing your expectations is also…

    Deborah Anderson/ Growmap- 26 readers -
  • 5 Thoughts For Investing In Your Freelancing Career In 2017

    … networking connections to get your foot in the door? Do you need to market yourself online better? Maybe you are worried to take the plunge and begin your freelancing or blogging career. Well, right now is actually one of the most perfect times to reevaluate your career goals. It seems as if right now the economy appears to be back on track; maybe…

    The Blog Heraldin Blogging- 24 readers -
  • Setting up Your For Hire Page: Do’s and Don’ts

    … This is a guest post from @IvanWalsh, a blogger and online marketer with over twenty years of IT experience who has been online since 1992 which is as early as you could BE online. He has skills in all the Internet Marketing Strategies you need to take your business or blog to the next level. Image Credit: Geralt at Pixabay modified with Canva…

    Growmapin SEO- 26 readers -
  • Why Marketers Struggle to Hire the Best Freelance Writers

    … to track and improve the quality of the work that contributors submit. But the perception about professional background still remains and inhibits customer success. The issue gets even more complicated depending on the type of branded content. For example, where does expertise come into play for thought leadership? What about ghostwriting…

    The Content Strategist- 44 readers -
  • You Need to Avoid This Freelancing Pitfall

    … not even be aware that you need to get away. But once you’ve taken a little time at the beach or the mountains, you realize after you get home that you feel rejuvenated as a result of your break. The Freelancing Pitfall Now that I’m freelancing, I find it somewhat easier to rest well in light of what I learned as a teacher. However…

    Growmap- 31 readers -
  • The 100 Best Tech & Marketing Blogs You Should Be Following

    … I have always wanted to create a list of blogs that I love to read, share and link to because I think it’d be nice to see them in a listicle rather than just adding them to Feedly (my favorite RSS reader). Moreover, I didn’t want to add tons of blogs to my RSS reader as I hate to see hundreds of unread items. And hey, you should also have a list…

    Mahesh Mohan/ Minterestin Social Blogging- 22 readers -
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