5 Tips for Balancing Wellness and Freelance WorkWork-life balance is never easy, especially for freelancers. You can feel like you're juggling too many things, and your health can suffer. Never fear, though – our tips will help you achieve the balance… Emily Moore • 5 min read Guest ArticlesPayments & Invoicing
5 Payment Methods to Consider for Your Freelance BusinessHow you accept payments from clients has a major impact on your freelancing business. Accepting a variety of payment options ensures that you get the compensation you deserve while giving your clients easy ways… Amy Payne • 4 min read Finances & TaxesPayments & Invoicing
How to Navigate Net Payment Terms on Your Freelance ProjectsMany companies use a financial technique called net payment terms which are difficult for freelancers to accommodate. Here's how to handle them like a pro. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Guest ArticlesProductivityProject Management
11 Essential Freelance Tools to Make Your Life EasierWhen pursuing a freelancing career, you may feel a bit lost from time to time. Fortunately, there are tons of freelance tools you can use to make it easier for you to complete tasks… Alina Midori • 5 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 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… Erika Rykun • 4 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 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 Client CommunicationProject Management
How to Defend Your Design Decisions Without Sounding DefensiveWhen you put a design in front of a client, they're inevitably going to have an opinion on it. These strategies move the conversation away from who is right or wrong and re-focus both… Matt Olpinski • 5 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 LifestyleProductivityProject Management
How to Stay Comfortable as a Freelancer Even When You’re StressedThere's no avoiding stressful and uncomfortable situations when you run your own freelancing business. The key to staying comfortable during stressful situations is to maintain control of your business from every angle. Matt Olpinski • 2 min read Client CommunicationGetting ClientsProject Management
How to Decline a Project While Helping The Client SucceedYou won't be a good fit for every project, but don't leave your clients empty-handed. Learn how to decline projects while guiding them towards success. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Project Management
A Simple Design Process to Use for Every Digital ProjectThere's a simple 3 step process that you can use for every digital project by breaking the design process down to it's fundamental elements. Matt Olpinski • 4 min read LifestyleProductivity
How to Maximize & Manage Your Time as a FreelancerFreelancing awards us the freedom to choose the hours we work, but it is important to have a plan for your days and weeks, even if that plan changes from time to time. Matt Olpinski • 3 min read Productivity
12 Essential Freelance Tools That Will Keep Your Business Running SmoothlyBeing in business for yourself comes with a lot of added responsibility. Gone are the days when you can focus on your work and leave the billing, scheduling, client management, project management, and new business development to… Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Client CommunicationProject Management
The Most Effective Way to Present Your DesignsEveryone has an opinion about the way things look. Even the most trusting clients will have revisions and change requests waiting for you after you present your work. But why? After all, they hired… Matt Olpinski • 3 min read
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