Tag Archives Freelance

How much are fees and other costs

We all get faced with extra fees and up-charges at one time or another. One of the most common extra fees that I really don’t like it the ‘convenience’ fee since I never really understand what it’s for. When you freelance or run a small business, you may see the need to charge an extra […]

fit smart home tech in business

Freelancers run their own show, but enjoy fewer workplace protections and conveniences than W2 workers. One way this really exhibits itself is with fees. Freelancers can find that fees cut into their earnings at an enormous rate. If a freelancer works for 7 clients in one month and pays a 5% fee on each payment, […]

If you’re an independent contractor or freelancer, you’ll love having the ability to set your own hours and rates. You may also find it a little awkward to negotiate with clients and ask for more money. Knowing how to ask clients for a higher rate is not something we grow up learning about. Most of […]

Synergize. Hustle. Authentic. Brand building. There are a lot of buzzwords that have their time in the sun in your work vocabulary. That’s all well and good, as many of them come with a learning curve for entrepreneurs, and offer us a new way of looking at the world. One word to eliminate from your […]

eCash

We know that late payments can happen sometimes when you’re a freelancer or running a business. However, you don’t have to accept this as the norm. Late payments can disrupt your cash flow and also cost you to spend unnecessary time and energy following up and trying to track the paper trail. Want to know […]

business productivity

It’s sort of an inevitability- when you run your own business, you’ll hit a business slump at some point. Whether it’s getting dropped by clients, dealing with burnout, or having business systems fail you, something will happen that causes a downward spiral. It happens to all of us, so luckily there’s plenty of information out […]

how to save more money

When I first became a freelancer, I thought the lifestyle was great. I had control over when I worked, but I also had a ton of projects lined up for the month. I’d heard horror stories about how freelancing is feast or famine and I finally experienced it firsthand just a few months in. Over […]

Happy New Year

As we cruise into the last days of 2018, it’s easy to get wrapped up in looking FORWARD. Many people are already asking: what will 2019 bring? People are setting goals and talking about Q1, but Q4 isn’t over yet. Before you get swept up in the rush of 2019, take some time to assess […]

time management for gen y

Missing a deadline is a freelancer’s worst nightmare. Meeting deadlines ensure the workflow keeps moving smoothly and it also keeps clients happy. However, every once and a while, even the most efficient freelancer can miss a deadline. This tends to happen often around the holiday season. During this busiest time of year, meeting deadlines matters […]

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