Guest Post By Michelle Bordage
With the Holidays approaching fast, and 2018 right around the corner, this is the perfect time for you to check-out not only for yourself, but all of your freelancing family and friends on your Holiday list!
How, you ask?
2018 promises to be a BIG year in Freelancing and to keep up and be ready for anything, (because as you know, there can be a lot of competition in the Freelancing world), you want the best tools and software to be able to get the best Freelancing opportunities. If you could have Freelance tools and software that made your life a bit simpler, and less timely, what would it be worth to you?
Let’s begin with your computer. Your computer is the number one tool you depend upon with your freelancing trade. Can you imagine being in the middle of researching a high paying article and clicking on a site that lets a terrible virus in? The thought of it makes me tremble! Here is a well recommended Antivirus program to check out so this doesn’t happen to you!
McAfee offers protection for 1, 5, and 10 devices at a time (computer, tablet, etc). Prices differ with each unit of protection. Here’s an excellent deal to protect your device:
Sighted is a mobile and web invoice and expense tracking software that has been specially created for the Freelancer! Sighted helps in the balancing of your payment options, and initializes report of growth and loss in your freelancing business, and a snap to set up and use. There are several package options offered for sighted.
Do you have a system breakdown with your freelancing team or just can’t seem to get things in your freelancing life organized? Are you having a sporadic mess? Basecamp organizes all of your freelancing work for you including but not limited to:
- To do’s
- Docs and files
- Auto check in’s
- Message Boards
Check out Basecamp for Beginners below:
FollowUP cc is an amazing app that will create reminders to any or all of your freelancing websites. Never forget an important reminder again. There are three packages to choose from:
- Starter $23.00 monthly
- Professional $36.00 monthly
- Sales Force Edition $50.00 monthly
Prospero not only assists in the pricing of your freelancing projects, but, it also helps in the creations of the proposals in itself! This gem will run you $20.00 per assignment on their (pay as you go) or receive unlimited access for $25.00 monthly.
You can find out all of the details here.
Freelancy allows you to track your Freelancing time and work into invoices.
Bill by the hour?
Freelancy will create and build your fee for you! Unlike other companies that charge per month, quarterly, or annually, Freelancy charges a one-time fee of $29.90 (PayPal). You will not only receive the full package, but full email support. Freelancy also offers a free trial.
Check out Freelancy right here
Atomic allows freelancers the ability to mastermind your prototypes alongside your clientele with photoshop or sketch; link your pages together as well as fine-tune together. The cost is $19.00 dollars per month. Atomic offers a free trial.
Find this freelancing helper here.
Web Designer Depot
Web Designer Depot is a goldmine in free tools for the freelancing Web designer. The site carries plenty of information for the Freelancing Web designer including templates, free web designing kits, tips and articles.
See more at https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/
LKR Social Media
LKR Social Media is operated by the wonderful Laura Roeder. Laura is a superstar in social media and offers a helping hand with the Freelancers needed tool base. The site offers information on the top tools to help organize the Freelancer, tips on building the Freelancers presence on social media, and even how to design a working sales page.
Focus Booster is an online timer for Freelancers to use that will work you for 25 minutes at a time, give you a five-minute break and resume again. Get all your tasks done by downloading this free tool.
There are so many wonderful tools and software coming out in 2018 for Freelancers to use, and there are some tools still in use that have served us well in the past and still do to this day.
Take your time when choosing the right tools for you and your freelance business.
This is your baby, rock it the way you feel is in the best interest for you as well as your freelancing business.
I would like to wish all of you hard working Freelancers a happy holiday season, and a prosperous 2018 for us all!