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. ProductivityProject Management
3 Tools to Help you Manage Freelance ProjectsJust like a regular 9-5 lifestyle, the freelancing lifestyle comes with its own set of challenges, some of which are unique to freelancers. These 3 tools will help you manage your projects! Guest ArticlesProject Management
How to Set Up a Collaboration Between FreelancersTeaming up with other freelancers helps you establish valuable relationships, find channels for mutual assistance, and free up time for yourself. There's no need to take on every project client's send, but before you… 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… 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… 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… Getting ClientsMarketing & Positioning
How I Earned My First $10,000 as a Freelance Web DesignerIt took me a full four years to earn my first $10,000 of freelance income. Working 15 hours per week for most of each year, that works out to about $1.95 an hour. That's… Getting ClientsProductivity
7 Lessons from My First Year as a Full-Time FreelancerAfter one year of full-time freelancing, I share the observations I made, lessons I learned, advice I have for anyone interested in becoming a full-time freelancer. Make sure you have a desire to freelance,… 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…
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