• Freelance
    Freelancers, Are You Prepared for the Worst?Planning
    In this tutorial we’ll look at all the things a freelancer should have in place in order to be prepared for the worst, from life insurance to a plan for your digital assets. There’ll be ten items in all, and in each case I’ll give a brief explanation of what you need and how you can set it up. Read More…
  • Diversity
    Closing the Gender Gap: What You Can Do to Promote Diversity in the Tech IndustryClose gender gap
    It's an undisputed fact that women are underrepresented in the tech industry. But this doesn’t just affect women: having more women in tech benefits all of us. In this article I explore the ways in which we can all play a part in making the tech industry more diverse, and make some practical suggestions on what you can do.Read More…
  • Productivity
    How to Build Routines that Keep Your Life and Work On TrackRoutines on track
    Strong routines are the bedrock of a productive lifestyle. This tutorial will help you figure out which routines will be best for increasing your productivity in life and at work. Then we'll look at how to build them, how to start using them regularly, and how to tweak them as needed so they stay relevant and helpful.Read More…
  • Career Development
    Business Skills for Freelance DevelopersFreelance dev business
    Being a freelancer developer isn't just about writing code. In this article we look at six key business skills that all freelancers need. Some of these you may have used in a previous job, if you were an employee, while others you may have to learn from scratch.Read More…
  • Careers
    So You Want to Be a Game Artist?Preview
    Games of all sorts are a part of everyday entertainment for many of us. The artists involved in the creation of video games, card games, mobile games and more are an essential piece to the puzzle in this incredibly visual interactive media. Whether you're aiming to work for a large well-known company like Blizzard Entertainment or Wizards of the Coast, or a smaller company that produces mobile games like Sunstorm Games, knowing what it takes to be a game artist is crucial for your career's success.Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Grow Your Freelance Brand Without Losing Your SanityPreview brand aim
    Successful brand management is crucial for any freelancer who wants to escape the feast-or-famish work cycle and see higher profits from happier clients. So what’s a freelancer without an expert team of brand managers to do? In this tutorial I'll give you a simple four-step process to follow.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer's Guide to Planning for RetirementRetirement
    No matter how successful your freelancing business is now, you may be headed for eventual financial disaster. Did I get your attention? I sincerely hope so. Many freelancers aren't saving for retirement. A lack of retirement planning could lead to eventual financial failure. In this tutorial, I share some strategies freelancers can use to start planning for retirement now, so you're in a good position in the future. Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer’s Guide to Getting Paid on TimePaid on time
    As freelancers, of course, we love our work, but we also love to get paid for it. So in this tutorial I’ll give you some strategies you can use to get paid more quickly. I’ll look at selecting the right clients to begin with, establishing clear payment rules, invoicing effectively, and resolving problems.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Take Your Freelancing Career to the Next Level—and Get Paid MoreLevel up
    One of the tricky things about navigating a freelancer’s career is that the next level of your career isn’t as obvious or as pre-planned. While this gives you a lot of freedom, there are also too many options to way and a lot of decisions to make. How do you go about climbing the career ladder—getting promoted, having a raise, taking on more important roles—when you are the one who has to decide for yourself if you’re ready? Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer’s Guide to Basic BookkeepingBookkeeping spreadsheet
    In this tutorial I'll give a basic introduction to the key records you need to keep as a freelancer, and how you can organize things. We’ll start by looking at what bookkeeping is and why it’s important. Then we’ll cover what records you need to keep, how to organize them, and how long you need to keep them.Read More…
  • Careers
    How to Find Great Mentors Mentor relationship
    Every professional, from a new college grad to a CEO, can benefit from having mentors. No matter what field you're in, good mentors can help you learn new skills, meet new people and approach challenges from different perspectives. In this tutorial, discover how to connect with potential mentors and proven ways to establish productive, mutually-fulfilling relationships.Read More…
  • Freelance
    5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Freelance Web ProfessionalFive
    Going freelance is great for many, but isn't for everyone. By knowing what the potential drawbacks are as well as the difference between employment and freelancing, you'll be better able to decide if it's the right career path for you.Read More…
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  • Careerspreview

    Looking to break into the Design & Illustration industry? Join Mary Winkler in our on-going series on "So you want to be a..." where we ask those in the industry, how they got the jobs they're in and how you can increase your chances. 

    Preview image credit: Nikki Radan

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  • Freelance finance bootcamp

    Successful freelancers master more than their domain skills alone—you also have to dig into the numbers. In this freelance financial bootcamp, you’ll learn the basics of bookkeeping, budgeting, investing, and subjects like how to get paid well and on time. Get the financial knowhow your freelance business needs to thrive today and long term. 

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  • Google adwords series preview

    Google processes 40,000 search queries every second—that's 3.5 billion searches per day. Google Adwords can give you a high placement in search results, and is effective if you choose the right keywords, create a compelling ad, and have a landing page that converts leads. In this guide, learn how to leverage Google Adwords in your small business.

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