Archive for 'Motivation'
Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by freelanceshack.
So, you’re freelance career finally has lift off. You’ve got a couple of clients under your belt…your portfolio is getting fatter….you’re feeling increasingly confident about your abilities and career choice. And best of all, you like what you do. But there’s one thing missing: the big bucks. How can you get the money to really [...]
Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 by freelanceshack.
When we gave up a job to work from home as Freelancers we probably had visions of a productive home office, that would provide us with being paid for doing something we love to do, combined with the freedom of self employment to take care of our life responsibilities For many of us however, the [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2011 by freelanceshack.
The attraction of freelancing and of being your own boss is plain to see, “so you work from home and work whenever you want to? Great!” However, what this somewhat romanticized vision of freelancing fails to address are the many difficulties and challenges that freelancers face on a daily basis in their working lives. No [...]
Posted on 12. May, 2011 by freelanceshack.
SEO is a great way in which to market your business – and a vital aspect of ensuring that your site climbs the search engine results pages is link building. Search operators are widely underestimated tool which can help you in your link building endeavors. Ultimately, their main strength is the way in which they [...]
Posted on 03. May, 2011 by freelanceshack.
You’ve developed a business concept and now you need the financing to make your dream into reality. Before you drain your personal savings to try to start your company, take time to research the financing process. With a bit of planning and research, you will help ensure that you have financing set-up to help you [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by freelanceshack.
3 Benefits for Using a Pseudonym For nearly a decade, I’ve been using my middle name instead of my given name for my professional and creative endeavors. This decision initially confused and amused friends and family, but with the increasing prevalence of social media, search engines and identity theft, people have become more aware of [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by freelanceshack.
Of course Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a well-known environmental slogan. It’s less well-known as good freelance business practice. While freelancing may not always be about saving the earth, some of the same things that make the eco-friendly slogan powerful apply equally as well to the freelance life. Let’s take the three components individually. Freelancers should: [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 by freelanceshack.
Graphic Design / Creative Freelancer Advice: Should You Take the Check Even if You’re Not Into Your Client? Whether you’re looking to break into the business world as a hired graphic/web designer for a company, looking to find another full-time gig as a graphic/web designer or you’re out there working for clients as a freelancer, [...]
Posted on 09. Mar, 2010 by freelanceshack.
We’ve gone through a bunch of our favorite website designs. Some of these have been submitted by our readers and others we’ve searched and fell in love with the design elements. We want you to keep in mind that although the design work on these sites is great, so is the user interface. Please check [...]
Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by freelanceshack.
Have you ever struggled with finding a brand? Come on, be honest. We’ve all hit that point where we’ve either been thinking of a brand that we could call our own or questioning the brand we’ve tried to keep going. There are websites our there that help freelancers, like me and you, ind a brand [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2009 by freelanceshack.
We’ve gathered our top tools for freelancers. There are so many options for tools on the internet and finding the right tool sometimes takes a while to discover. Let us help you out by giving some of our favorites. Please feel free to list the tools you like in the comments. Top 9 Tools for [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by Shoaib.
One of the coolest things about being a freelancer is that we have the ability to work as much or as little as we want. We can look at this blessing in two ways. Either this means that we can spend more time with our families, or more time to manage projects and make money. [...]