• 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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
  • 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…
  • Freelance
    How to Stop Scope Creep From Eating Up Your ProfitsScope creep lost time
    Scope creep can limit your income, eat up your time, create conflict with your clients and cause great frustration for you, the creative. In this tutorial, I'll show you some practical ways to avoid scope creep as much as possible, and, when it occurs, how to handle it quickly and effectively.Read More…
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    A Freelancer’s Guide to Handling Debt ResponsiblyDebt
    In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to handle debt responsibly. You’ll learn how to get the right type of loan with repayments you can afford, and then how to pay off your debts efficiently. You’ll learn how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make with debt. By the end, you’ll feel less scared and more confident in your ability to handle debt without inviting financial chaos.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Identify Profitable Clients: A Step-by-Step GuideProfitable
    If there’s anything that keeps freelancers up at night, it’s the feast-or-famine cycle. Here's how to break it by identifying and finding more profitable clients.Read More…
  • Freelance
    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budget
    Freelance incomes can fluctuate a lot from month to month, making it difficult to plan. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to construct a rock-solid budget that accounts for these ups and downs, making sure you save enough in the good times to cover the months when no work comes in or a big project gets cancelled.Read More…
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    What to Charge? A Freelancer's Guide to Giving an EstimateCalculate estimate
    Having the chance to bid on a major project is a freelancer’s dream, but can also be a nightmare. If the client hasn’t set a price and you have to come up with your own estimate, it can be very difficult to know how much to charge. You don’t want to price yourself out of the market, of course, but you also don’t want to bid too low and leave money on the table. This tutorial will show you how to get it right. Read More…