I Joined A Freelancers Union

Freelancers Union

Freelancers Union In most aspects, I have always been “wary” of the union. I have watched as family and friends have stood on picket lines because their union told them to and soon found themselves unable to feed their families. When I was young, I had a brick thrown through my windshield because I came across a picket line at a meat-packing plant. I have seen the outrageous “dues” some … Read more

I AM a Freelancer!

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Freelancer does not equal freeloader I have noticed a common denominator when freelancers are asked what they do for a living. Many skirt the question as if there is a bad stigma related with freelancing. Personally, I am proud I am a freelancer. Not just anyone can be a freelancer, and it is harder work than people can imagine. Here it is Sunday, and while others are out playing, I … Read more

How To Help Your Client More

Tired of being broke?  Do something about it.  Start your own business. Click here to learn more. Help Yourself By Helping Your Client As freelancers, we need to always keep in mind that our clients are our main priority. The best businesses have realized that repeat business is more lucrative than finding new customers. It is that way with freelancing too. Yes, we should always look for new clients, but … Read more

oDesk Is Now Upwork

For both freelancers and outsourcers, you just may want to know that not long ago, Elance and oDesk merged. Elance has stayed the same. It is a site where I have contracted many jobs, but I was just contacted about adding my information in a brand new site that really isn’t all that brand new. What was oDesk is now called UpWork. The system seems to have changed slightly into … Read more

Find A Freelancer

Outsourcers searching for freelancers The task of finding the proper freelancer for the job you have at hand can sometimes be daunting. Where do you look? How much do you offer? Will they do the job correctly? All of these questions, and many others can be answered if you search in the proper places. Just because a person claims they freelance in the niche you are seeking someone in doesn’t … Read more

Tax Deductions For Freelancers

Save Money With Tax Deductions Yes, we are just past this year’s tax deadline, but for freelancers, we must always consider Uncle Sam’s bill. Tax deductions are a very important aspect of a freelancing business. First, it is wise if you open an interest bearing account and whenever you get paid from a client, deposit 25% of that into that account. This will be your tax bill account. There is … Read more

Why Outsourcing Is Good For Your Business: The Benefits

Outsourcing creates larger profits As I have stated before, this blog is for freelancers and those who contract freelancers. Today’s post is going to go out to all those business people who are debating on whether to have your work performed in-house or outsource it. I am going to explain the benefits of outsourcing the responsibilities and duties that your business needs to succeed. Take a look at these benefits … Read more

This Freelancer’s Typical Day of Work

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Freelancers Work Hard There was a day when I worked in a factory and I found time to fish and relax. I must say that as a home-based freelancer, I really have not found the time to fish, and relaxation seems non-existent in most cases. But, I love freelancing. This post is about this freelancer’s typical day of work.   The alarm It didn’t matter what time I finished writing … 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

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

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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

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

Ask Questions

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When I hear anyone say: “That was a stupid question,” I want to scream. After all, questions are meant to be asked. I was taught as a young man that the only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked. This post is for both freelancers and potential clients. Ask Questions! Client: You can find out much more about the potential freelancer if you ask questions. Yes, they may have … Read more

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