Creating a Financial Foundation for your Freelance Career (A Step by Step Guide)When it comes to setting up a freelance business, no matter the industry you work in, creating a financial strategy is vital to both your business’ survival and your own personal finance. Marketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
How to Use Google Trends to Understand What Freelance Clients are Searching ForUse Google Trends to find out what freelance clients are searching for, make yourself more visible online, and get more leads for your freelance business. News & OpinionProductivity
How to Automatically Format Subscriber Names in ConvertKitHave you ever noticed that sometimes subscribers don't enter their first name properly into your ConvertKit forms? Learn how to automatically fix poorly formatted names in a few simple steps! Marketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
5 Reasons Why You Need to Have Your Own Portfolio WebsiteHave you ever wondered why you should have your own portfolio website? Having your own website will increase your online visibility and help you get more freelance clients Guest ArticlesProposals & Contracts
Types Of Contracts All Freelancers Should Know As 2+2The promise of a better life and a flexible schedule is tempting more people who feel stuck in a 9-to-5 job to start freelancing. But it's not as freeing as you might think when… Marketing & PositioningNews & Opinion
Introducing Matthew’s Design Co. (and the changes ahead for my website)Find out all the details of how I plan to navigate the transition from freelancer to company while maintaining my relevance and relationship to freelancers. ProductivityProject Management
How to Schedule Multiple Freelance Projects (and Avoid Burnout)You must have a system in place for scheduling freelance projects, setting your availability, and maximizing your down time if you want to avoid burnout and keep your freelance business running smoothly. Finances & Taxes
Why I Transitioned from 1099 to S-Corp (and How It Impacted My Freelancing Business)If you're a freelancer, you're likely operating as a 1099 contractor. But that means you're paying high taxes, have no legal protection, and you're being perceived as an individual, not a business. Switching to… Pricing & RatesProject Management
A Beginner’s Guide to Value-Based PricingA value-based project is simply a fixed-fee project where the price is determined by the value of the outcome to the clients business – not the estimated time it will take to complete. Guest ArticlesPortfolio Websites
6 Ways To Upgrade Your Website And Get The Clients You DeserveIn order for a website to keep working hard on your behalf, you need to give it a bit of regular attention. In this article, Jodie Manners outlines 6 ways you can upgrade your… Pricing & RatesProject Management
6 Pricing Strategies for Freelancers (and When You Should Use Each)As a freelancer, you get to decide how to bill your clients – and there's no right or wrong billing strategy. In this article, we'll look at hourly rates, daily rates, weekly rates, monthly… News & Opinion
2018 Year In Review2018 was thrilling from day one. It was packed with highs, lows, and countless exciting changes. Check out all the amazing things that happened in my life and my business as I reflect on… Getting Clients
Why I Turned Down $30k and Refused to Get a Job in CollegeMy parents were skeptical about my decision to be a designer. They thought I was nuts for refusing guaranteed income from a college job to "freelance" with no experience. But that all changed once… Marketing & PositioningNews & Opinion
Introducing The Freelance Institute – A global Slack community for freelancers.Learn why I created a global Slack community for freelancers dedicated to learning and professional growth. Take a look behind the scenes and find out how The Freelance Institute was born and what my… Getting Clients
How to Earn Freelance Income Without Any ClientsI've talked to dozens of freelancers need to find paying clients right now, but there's another way to earn money that most freelancers forget about. In fact, you can earn regular income every month without any… Getting ClientsMarketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
Why Thinking Like a Client Will Change Your Freelancing Career ForeverMost portfolio websites are focused on the wrong person. Thinking like a client might be all you need to kickstart your freelancing career. Find out how seeing myself from the perspective of a paying…
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