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How to win freelance work without proposals

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Writing proposals has to be the most time consuming and least motivating part of freelance work. A lot of effort goes...

Holidays for freelancers

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Between negotiating your rate, chasing up unpaid invoices and answering emails at 11 pm on a Friday - at some point i...

Why customer service should be a freelancers priority

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There are 2 main reasons I write so much about sales for freelancers. 1) Selling is depressing work for people who ma...

Where should you work?

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A big benefit of freelancing is the freedom to work wherever you want, whenever you want. No more 9-5, stuck in an of...

Stand Out from the Crowd on Job Sites

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Job sites are a popular way for freelancers to find work, but a quick glance at any of them will show you just what a...

8 red flags to avoid bad freelance clients

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A bad client can cost you more than just the time spent dealing with the hassle they create. There are greater risks ...

Why advanced freelancers shouldn’t use 99Designs (and other contest sites)

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Speculative work (also known as spec. work, or contests) is a plague in the online creative industry. It damages how ...

How to write the perfect freelance case study

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Not all case studies are created equally. Most are pretty shit actually. For freelancers that aren’t professional wri...

Budgeting for Freelancers

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Working as an independent professional can be quite challenging and demanding, especially when it comes to managing f...

What to do when you have no freelance work

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It’s normal to want to fill your schedule with paid client work. But when you’re just working for clients you’ll lose...

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