Why I Took a Full-Time Job After 10+ Years of FreelancingOn November 29th, 2021, after more than a decade of freelancing, I started a full-time job as a Senior Product Designer II at Instacart. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Getting ClientsGuest Articles
How to Get Your First 10 Clients as a FreelancerThe gig economy is growing faster than ever, but breaking into the freelance lifestyle can feel like a daunting task. These expert tips will help you get your first 10 clients. Amanda Winstead • 6 min read Career TransitionsLifestyle
Why Freelancers and Remote Workers Need CommunityFreelancers need community now more than ever. Human interactions are how we learn and grow. But when you quit your job to freelance or work remotely, you leave all of that behind. Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Client CommunicationGuest Articles
How to Systemize Communication With Leads (+ 11 FREE Templates!)When I first started freelancing, I'd spend hours of precious, billable time writing the same responses to the same requests and questions practically every day, which added up to lot of wasted time and… Annie Maguire • 10 min read Career TransitionsMarketing & Positioning
How to Smoothly Transition from Full-Time Employment to FreelancingWhen you quit your day job and transition into full-time freelancing, it's important to make the career adjustment as smooth as possible. These 7 tips will help you do that! Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Client CommunicationGetting Clients
7 Questions to Ask Your Freelance Clients Before Starting WorkAlmost every major conflict you'll face as a freelancer will stem from asking the wrong questions to your clients before starting a new project. Matt Olpinski • 10 min read Proposals & Contracts
What’s the Difference Between a Proposal and a Contract?Freelance proposals and contracts serve different purposes and should be presented to the client as two separate documents. Find out what to include in each of them! Matt Olpinski • 5 min read Finances & TaxesGuest ArticlesPayments & Invoicing
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. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read 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 Matt Olpinski • 6 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Career TransitionsFinances & 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… Matt Olpinski • 14 min read 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. Matt Olpinski • 10 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 3 min read Client CommunicationProductivity
Teach Freelance Clients to Respect Your Time By Setting Business HoursDo you ever wonder why clients assume that freelancers are available 24/7, over weekends, and after hours? It's because too many freelancers respond to their requests over weekends and after hours. Teach clients to… Matt Olpinski • 2 min read Payments & Invoicing
How to Properly Name Your InvoicesMost freelancers don't spend time thinking about the best way to name an invoice, but caring about the seemingly trivial aspects of your business (that other freelancers ignore) is what will set you apart… Matt Olpinski • 5 min read Career TransitionsGetting Clients
How to Turn One Small Project Into Years of Predictable IncomeThere's nothing more valuable than having predictable income when you're a freelancer. Unreliable income holds us hostage to our business even if we've managed to free ourselves from past employers. Matt Olpinski • 9 min read
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