Tag: Freelancer

5 Wrong Turns Newbies Take on Road to Freelance Designing

Even if you are a very talented designer, the transition from being an employed designer to a freelancer can be very intimidating as there is a lot that a designer need to have in order to be a successful freelancer. When you are employed, you only have to take care of your work whereas it’s different for a freelancer. A freelancer has to take care of all the aspects of business himself, from communicating with client, settling the terms, do the work and handle the finances. And it is the aspects apart from work that makes freelancing the most challenging. This transition can be made easy if you learn how to do it properly and look at the mistakes made by newbie freelancers. Our article today is designed especially to let you know of the most common mistakes that new freelancers make and how to overcome them. The purpose of this article is to help the ones like you who are passing through this transition phase or considering switching to the world of freelance. Having knowledge of these challenges before time can prepare you better to avoid them for yourself. Not Keeping Aside Enough Money before Starting Freelance Work: This is one of the most common mistakes. If you are switching to freelance full-time, you might have to face a lot of uncertainties in regards to finances especially in...

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Play Safe, Freelancer’s Guide to Good Record Keeping

Freelance is a business where one wants to use their creative talents to make money. And if you are a freelancer, you might probably be working for the same reason. Contrary to popular belief, freelancing is a business in its own; the only difference is that you are the owner and the employee yourself. In the role of the owner, you have to take care of the management and the administration of your business yourself. These have to be taken care of even though they are less enjoyable than the creative work you are doing. The most important aspect of the management and administration of your business are to keep records and keep them well. Keeping Track of the Delivered Projects: If you are sending out your work to publishers and you have to wait until they tell you whether it is accepted or rejected, you must keep a track of all your submissions or delivered projects so that you know at all times where you are pitching your work. This is important as freelancers tend to take it lightly and often forget about their submissions. For example, you are writing for a newspaper or magazine as these are the places that only allow one submission at a time. If you don’t keep a track of where you have sent your work and you forget about it, it might...

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Top 5 Benefits Of Starting An Online Business

Since the appearance of the Internet, it has been presented as a river of endless profits.  All business people had to do was to dip their cups into the river and enjoy the resulting wealth. Unfortunately, being successful with on online business is not quite as easy as that. However, there are definite benefits of starting an online business. In no particular order, this article will list the top 5 of those benefits. 1.        Setting your own hours: Since the Internet operates 24/7, it is entirely up to you to decide when you are going to log on and work.  Of course, many online businesses are subject to deadline, so you may have to make sure that you finish projects within the allotted time.  Still, it is your choice as to when you will go to work.  Want to watch television for a while before work?  Take the kids out for a picnic? Go right ahead, your can work afterwards. 2.       Making as much as you want: Have an unexpected bill this month?  Want to take the family on a great vacation?  There are lots of reasons for needing a little extra money from time to time.  With an online business, you have the freedom to work on your own terms.  That means if you have an extra expense, you can simply put in more time to cover it....

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Forget Freelances, Build Your Own Site

There was a time when, if you wanted to create a website, you needed to pay someone to do that for you.  There were some benefits to that but there were also a lot of negatives that you needed to consider as well.  You may want to know what the drawbacks are to paying someone to build you a site so that you can see the benefits of creating your own. First off, you are going to end up paying someone hundreds of dollars to build your site for you.  Many freelancers work hard and they take pride in...

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How to be a Better Task Manager as a Freelancer

Whether you are a free lance designer or employed, there are loads of tasks to do in a day a week or a month and most of them requires equal attention and importance. These tasks may include a project which needs final touch-ups, an email to be sent, a meeting to arrange and attend, starting working for the upcoming project, looking into the finances or any research work. With all these different kinds of tasks jumbled up and waiting for your attention, it can be a real task to manage all of them effectively and that’s where you require good management. A good management can tell you how to carry on each task and to prioritize tasks on the basis of importance. Productivity is important ad beneficial for your business. But what’s more important is to manage the productivity in the tasks which will be even more beneficial. And we are here to help you out on ways that will make you manage your tasks effectively with some handy tips. 1.       Keeping a Strict Lookout for the Deadlines : In a client based work, meeting the deadlines is the one thing that determines the basis of urgency the most. It not only makes a good impact on the client if you regularly meet the deadlines but can also be a measure of prioritizing the work. The work with the...

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