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  • Business
    How to Set Up Your Own Web Design Agency: Tips From the ProsWeb designers
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    If you’re working as a web designer, the prospect of going out on your own and setting up your own agency can seem tempting, but it’s not a simple task. So I got in touch with some web design agency owners, and asked for their best piece of advice for people who want to follow in their footsteps. Here are some of their tips.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Preparing for Client Negotiations: The Complete GuideHandshake
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    Negotiating isn’t about saying magic words that can hypnotize clients into paying higher rates or giving a raise—yet many freelancers approach client negotiation with either fear or distaste. Using this step-by-step guide, you'll feel more confident to negotiate with incoming clients, to ask for a raise with current ones, or to be generally comfortable when discussing your rates.Read More…
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    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budgeting
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    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…
  • Freelance
    Getting Your First 3 Paying Clients as a New FreelancerThree paying clients
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    As you step into the big bad world of freelancing, you have a number of concerns, but looming at the top of your list is likely how to get paying clients. In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps to land your first three. These are clients who value you and are willing to pay for your services. Also, there is a lot to learn from the right kind of clients, like how to get even more of them. Hint: It's not about mass mailing a ton of prospects or reaching out to everyone. It's also NOT about creating a fancy website or building up a social media following.Read More…
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    What to Charge? A Freelancer's Guide to Giving an EstimateFreelance estimate calculation
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    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…
  • Business
    When and How to Volunteer Your Time as a Photographer or VideographerCharity volunteer
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    As photographers or videographers, we can often be asked to give our time and expertise for free. Ultimately of course, the decision is yours, but hopefully this article will help you make that decision in an informed, confident way.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Your First Steps to a Profitable, Freelance Side BusinessFirst steps
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    What difference would $500 a month make to you? How about $1,000 a month? Would you save for the vacation of a lifetime? Invest in a college fund for your children's education? Stop worrying about how you're going to pay the bills? In this article, we'll show you how to come up with a freelance business idea that's got the potential to provide a significant side income.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Entrepreneur or Freelancer - What's the Difference?Choice
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    It seems like everyone with a business is an entrepreneur these days. The truth is, you don't have to be an entrepreneur to run a business. There are plenty of other options that are lower risk, and that allow you to fit your work around your lifestyle—such as being a freelancer. In this article, we explore the difference between freelancing and entrepreneurship.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Nomadic Designer Toolbox: Tips, Services & HacksPrev
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    9-5 is fast becoming an outdated concept and has proven to be counter-productive for many creatives. Freelancers and location-independent designers are seeking for new ways to live, work and travel. The digital nomad movement has been around for some years now but just recently started to get serious traction. As a digital nomad myself I’d like to present my adventurous lifestyle whilst providing you with some tools and further information on getting started with your own adventures.Read More…
  • Freelance
    3 Things Holding You Back From $3,000+ Website ProjectsEarn more website projects
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    When I started my web design business in 1999, the first project I got paid for earned me a whopping $900. The project after that ... $500 (plus a box of chocolate). Over the next thirteen years I fluctuated from the low thousands up to thirty thousand dollars per project. There is a magic number around $3,000 that was really hard for me to cross consistently.Read More…
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    How a Teenager From Nigeria Built a Five Figure Freelance Writing BusinessPreview writers in charge
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    It's really hard to make a living as a freelance writer. Yet, some still manage to pull it off, sometimes against all odds. While native English speakers with university degrees are struggling to get clients, Onibalusi Bamidele — a teenager from Nigeria — is pulling in over $50,000 dollars a year in freelance writing income. Moreover, Bamidele is convinced that his success can be replicated, that other writers can use the same methods to get their freelance writing businesses off the ground. Let's look at how this energetic teenager went from an academic failure to a successful freelance writer in just a few short years.Read More…
  • Marketing
    Session: Twitter for FreelancersSession twitter for freelancers
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    If you're not on Twitter right now promoting your freelance business, then you may be a bit skeptical about the benefits of social media marketing. Is it really worth all the time you can sink into it? It can be, especially if you approach it with a strategic mindset. This Session, written by David Masters, highlights the strengths of Twitter and shows you how to get set up, grow your following, promote your freelance business, analyze your metrics, and more. You can use Twitter for research as well, it's a great place to network, meet new clients, pose questions, get answers, and pull the information you need.Read More…
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