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… 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. 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… 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… 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… Client CommunicationGetting ClientsProject Management
Don’t Break Your Own RulesI only experience problems with clients when I break my own rules. Accepting that position, attitude, and perspective is what enables you to learn and grow from your mistakes and make better decisions in… 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. ProductivityProject Management
5 Tips for Managing Sick Days as a FreelancerYou aren't allocated a specific number of sick days each year as a freelancer. That's why it's important to have a plan for sick days before they happen. 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. 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. Getting ClientsPricing & RatesProject Management
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your Clients for Late PaymentsHave you ever been stiffed by a client? You convinced them to hire you, everyone was eager to get stared, and everything seemed to be going great, but the client either paid you late or… 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… Marketing & PositioningProject Management
The Purpose of WireframesWireframes are the skeleton or structure behind the user interface. They don't define the "look and feel", but rather the layout, hierarchy, and interactions that make a good user experience. News & OpinionProject Management
Uncovering the True Meaning of DesignWhen we use the word “design”, chances are it doesn’t translate the way we, as designers, often think it should. Too often, design is perceived as only being visual, but that’s only partially true.
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