Sell Yourself

You are what is being sold Ok, let’s get one thing straight right now! You are not just an average Joe or Jane. You are not just a normal freelancer; in fact, there is nothing normal about you. You can move mountains! You can swim the English Channel in 15 minutes! You can do anything at anytime! YOU ARE SUPER FREELANCER! That is the first key when you sell. You … Read more

The Benefits Of Networking For Freelancers

freelance networking

Networking Is Wise There are many forms of networking. A person can attend trade shows, flea markets, and other events. You can also join online forums, social sites and other areas where you can meet like-minded people. The benefits of networking are numerous for freelancers, and they are also large for those who outsource to freelancers. In this article, we are going to look at some of the primary benefits … Read more

Count Your Freelance Blessings

counting blessings

Good Friday It is Good Friday with Sunday being Easter. It is a time that all mankind should count their blessings. I am counting my freelance blessings. For many years, I worked manual labor. I sweated, hurt body parts, and wondered why my paycheck was so small. Yes, I am truly blessed that I received the talent of writing so I can freelance. How about you? Are you blessed? Feel … Read more

Wise Freelance Business Practices

Having a successful freelance business can be realized if a person follows some simple guidelines. There are many freelance “pretenders” in the world. To have that success you desire, it is wise to follow these freelance business practices: Having faith in your talents and abilities Just knowing that you have the ability and the talent to complete the jobs you bid on is the first step in success. If you … Read more

Freelancers Hire Freelancers

help wanted

It is true! The title of this article may seem like an oxymoron, but it is a true statement. The majority of the freelancing jobs I have received have been from other freelancers. Consider some of these reviews, and then I will explain about the client. Leave 60 Comments on My Military Blog “Fun and easy to work with. ”— chuckholmes Chuck is a freelancer who was a commander in … Read more

The 2012 Freelance Report

Freelance Report The 2012 Freelance Industry Report has some great information. Yes, I know it is 3 years old, but if you have not read through this report, you really should. I am putting a link here so you can download it. Freelance+Industry+Report+2012+updated This report can provide you loads of information on the way freelancing is becoming a normal standard around the world. It is from this report that I … Read more

Branding And Marketing Your Freelance Business

Marketing and branding

Freelancing is a business. The way that any business builds success is through branding and marketing. No matter what your freelancing specialty is, you must create a “brand.” When people hear your business name or your tagline, they will automatically know what you specialize in. It also could be evident in your logo. Here are some great examples of branded freelancers: Copywriter     Web Development   Photographer     … Read more

They Are Famous Now, But They Were Once Freelancers

  Is there this thought that freelancing will get you nowhere? Does it seem like a system where you are continuously providing others with great material that you should have your name on? Don’t feel like a lone soldier…Many of us who freelance feel the same way. To help your spirits, I have decided to provide you with several individuals you are most likely familiar with who at one time … Read more

Freelancing Pros & Cons

advantages and disadvantages

Good and Bad Like any job or business, freelancing has its pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, good and bad; whatever you may want to call it. If you are considering a freelance business, it would be wise to consider all the pros and cons. Is it worth it? Will you be able to hold up when times are difficult? This article will give some of the pros and cons. … Read more

10 Reasons Freelancers Fail

Meter fails

Like any business, freelance has its share of fails. We see businesses boarded up all the time, and freelancing is no different than any other business. There are certain fundamentals a freelance business can follow to be successful. Like death, no one likes to talk about failure, but we must. By understanding how failure comes about, we as freelancers and business people can take steps to lessen the odds of … Read more

Write A Book

Snoopy writes a book

Writing and publishing a book can build your freelance reputation. Nothing can decorate your portfolio more than a published book. No matter what type of freelancing niche you work in, having a book shows that you are serious. Maybe you have a book written, but you just do not know how to publish it. I will go into that further on. These are a few of the books I have … Read more

It’s Becoming A Freelance World

Outsourcing infograph

The World Has Changed When we look at America alone, the number of freelancers has become a staggering figure. Recently, Freelancers Union in partnership with Elance/ODesk commissioned the independent research firm of Edelman Berland to find out the percentages of freelancers. Over 53 million Americans are freelancing. That equates to approximately 34% of the workforce. The numbers are bound to keep growing too. Why? Businesses have discovered that it can … Read more

What Successful Freelancers Do

The freelance success rock

Tips for successful freelancing I see and hear it daily….“I am struggling in my freelancing business.” We all have struggles, and I am not trying to be a jerk, but it probably isn’t the fault of anyone or thing. Your struggles are probably coming from you. It could be something simple or something complex, but essentially, the first place to look in solving freelancing or business struggles is in the … Read more

Where And How To Advertise Yourself

From http://www.freelancewriting.com and Brian Scott

You Sell Yourself As a freelancer, you are selling your talents and abilities. Yes, you are selling a service, but more than anything, you are selling yourself. I have found a wonderful mentor in Brian Scott. I have found myself learning a ton of great things from the one who developed the infographic at the top of this post. Brian owns and manages Freelancewriting.com. In this post, I will share … Read more

Making Money: Freelance Photography

Making Money I am going to do a series of posts for various freelance types. These are locations to either sell your services, your talents, or your finished products. This post will be for you freelance photographers. You can click each title and go directly to their website. Shutterstock Pays per download of the photos you post to their website. 123RF You get up to 60% of your photograph’s selling … Read more

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