If you’ve got some writing chops and sales skills, you would do well as an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketing is essentially recommending someone else’s product and getting a commission every time you get the target market to take a desired form of action. This could mean: Buying the product/service Visiting the merchant’s website Subscribing to […]
The feast and famine cycle that happens in the freelancing lifestyle is real. One moment you’re inundated with work and the next minute your email is completely bare. I can’t lie, during freelance famines I give myself some time to mope around and even worry that I’ll never find work again. Fortunately, this is never […]
Want to start freelancing? This post will help you to know if this is the right path for you! Research points How you get paid on Fiverr, how to utilize reddit to find a customer, tips to creating a website to display your work, How to write a business letter and contract for freelance work. Freelancers […]
Pitching is part of the game when you’re trying to land new freelance clients and brand partnerships. You should expect that some of your pitches will be rejected or unanswered. If you’re noticing most of your pitches are not getting a good result, there may be problems with your approach. Here are two key reasons […]
Debt – ah, that four-letter word that sparks fear and frustration to the hearts and minds of a lot of people today. Having debt can be extremely frustrating. Debt is discouraging especially if your goal this year or in the next few years is to be financially independent. Really, COVID has put us all under […]
Working on your pricing strategy is one way to increase your income in 2019. Many freelancers and small business owners with service-based businesses make mistakes with pricing that cause them to leave money on the table. These are mistakes to avoid in 2019: Mistake #1: Racing competitors to the bottom. Stop thinking like a big-box […]
Right now is a popular time to panic as stocks go up and down and people are finding themselves with even less job security – including freelancers. As a freelancer, your client’s success heavily affects your success. If your client is not making money or doesn’t have the cash flow to compensate you, this can […]
The world of freelancing isn’t just rapidly growing. It’s continuing to evolve at an accelerated rate. New techniques, technology, regulations, and job boards are frequently appearing in order to help you succeed as a freelancer. But, how can you keep up with all of these changes? Here are five places that provide the latest online freelancer […]
Being a freelancer comes with a lot of can’t-beat benefits. Most notably the freedom to work wherever and and whenever you want. But one of the biggest challenges that freelancers constantly face is getting paid. After all, when it comes to getting paid freelancers are on their own. Since there is no direct deposit to your […]
Looking to boost your freelance business right now? Freelancing can be a great way to earn money flexibly on your own terms. Whether you want to diversify your income or start your own freelance business, you can benefit from setting your own rates, having multiple clients, and choosing when you work. Let’s say that you’re […]
Now more than 53 million strong, the freelance industry is growing and offers incredible potential for those willing to work in a new radical way that steps outside of the bounds of the 9-to-5, Monday-Friday employee model and creates a flexible way to work for yourself while potentially getting more out of life. As a widely accepted and in-demand way to work, freelancers are getting more attention than ever by companies seeking their skill sets and the ability to hire on a temporary basis without having to cover training or benefits.
More people are realizing that they don't have to work in the traditional model and are actually more comfortable working as freelancers because they have unique personalities that allow them to do so. For example, a successful freelancer is typically identified by their ability to be self-motivated, expert communicators, quick responders, adept time managers, responsible and trustworthy, adapters and flexible workers.
There are now organizations and associations dedicated to serving freelancers as well as multiple online marketplaces for locating projects and clients. This incredible support system is even expanding to include specific products just for freelancers, including health insurance, loans, tools and technology. While these business areas all provide a good framework for resources and assistance, freelancers continue to have unique career, business, and professional development issues that need to be addressed.
Since such a large part of our customer base at Due.com are freelancers, we knew that it would help to add to the resource library available to help more small business owners get help with a wide range of business issues, including those that impact the general business environment as well as those specific to the freelancer personality, mentality, and business model. Working with many freelancers ourselves, Due.com has collected a diverse set of insights on the freelance industry. Our library of articles on the business of freelance includes a wide range of interesting topics:
- Industry impact articles like how the freelance economy is changing the business environment.
- Marketing strategies, including how freelancers can get featured in major media outlets and how to leverage online and offline networking.
- Professional and personal development tips like how to learn new skills for free and the qualities of successful entrepreneurs.
- Money management recommendations, such as how to get a month ahead of your bills, three financial realities to address before becoming a freelancer, whether buying a home is compatible with a freelance lifestyle, how to fund a retirement account, tax deductions to take, how to get paid upfront or on-time, why electronic payments are great for freelancers and how to save more income.
- Productivity tips like how to stay on task despite working from home, where to work outside of the home to change-up the environment and perspectives about how to stay motivated.
- Life-balance suggestions, including how to protect your time, how to balance work and family, and how to address issues that arise from working at home.
Numerous other subjects are also being added to the Freelance category on a regular basis as more issues and trends arise, including feedback from our freelance customers about what they are most concerned with in terms of their businesses.