Should You Ever Work for Free as a Freelancer?Sometimes it makes sense to work for free. Other times may require more discernment. Either way, you should always receive something of value. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Career TransitionsGuest ArticlesMarketing & Positioning
How to Market Yourself During Your First Year of FreelancingIf you want to make real money as a freelancer, you have to start treating your career like a business – and that begins with learning how to market yourself. Amanda Winstead • 6 min read Career TransitionsNews & Opinion
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 Guest ArticlesProductivity
How to Stay Organized and Determine Priorities as a FreelancerOrganization skills are key for freelancers. If you know how to stay organized, you can track work projects and complete them on schedule. You're also well-equipped to set priorities and stick to them. Amanda Winstead • 6 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 Getting ClientsPortfolio Websites
How to Supercharge Your Website’s Contact Form (and Attract Better Freelance Clients)If your websites contact form only collects name, email, and message, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to get high quality freelance leads. Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Getting ClientsProject Management
What is Project Roadmapping and When Should You Use It?Don't waste hours talking with a freelance clients only to have them "go in a different direction". Use Project Roadmapping to build trust, provide value, and get paid to plan the project! Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Guest ArticlesPortfolio Websites
4 Ways To Get Better Testimonials From Your Freelance ClientsWhen businesses look for a freelancer, they’re looking for someone they can trust. Great copy and a nifty design aren’t enough. You need to demonstrate your worth using testimonials as social proof. Jody Manners • 5 min read Getting ClientsGuest Articles
How Instagram Can Help You Attract More Freelance ClientsBuilding a business requires you to see everything from a marketing perspective. Using a popular platform such as Instagram, you can build your online presence, attract more freelance clients, and earn more money. Parichehr Parsi • 5 min read Guest ArticlesLifestyleProductivity
How to Avoid Creative and Mental Blocks as a FreelancerFreelancers often face the consequences of burnout, stress, and fatigue to stay ahead. These healthy life tips will help you avoid creative and mental blocks when freelancing Amy Payne • 3 min read Guest ArticlesPricing & Rates
How to Price Your Services as a First-Time FreelancerMost new freelancers don't understand how to properly price their services. We'll explain some of the key factors that influence freelancing pricing to help you get more clients and close more deals. Ashutosh Garg • 5 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 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 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 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 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… Matt Olpinski • 4 min read
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