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. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read 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! Matt Olpinski • 4 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 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 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. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read News & Opinion
2019 Year in Review2019 was another fantastic year both personally and professionally. Overall, it was more simple, stable, and smooth than previous years — yet still each month seemed filled with events! Matt Olpinski • 10 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 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! Brad Smith • 3 min read 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… Anastasia Stefanuk • 5 min read 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… Jodie Manners • 7 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 11 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 14 min read 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… Matt Olpinski • 2 min read Marketing & PositioningNews & Opinion
Introducing The Freelance Institute – A Community for Freelancers & Remote WorkersLearn 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… Matt Olpinski • 5 min read
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