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The 10 Best Invoicing Software for Freelancers in 2024

Feb 15, 2024

Invoicing software can make your freelance business run much more smoothly—ensuring your clients get invoiced regularly and you get paid for the work you’ve completed. When I first started fre...

11 Profitable Side Jobs You Can Start in a Weekend (2024)

Feb 02, 2024

Side jobs have been my saving grace over the last decade. What started as a small freelance gig back in 2013 has grown into my full-time job. Yes, that little side hustle now completely supports my fa...

How to Find Referral Partners as a Freelancer

Feb 01, 2024

Let’s talk about something that has made a massive difference for my freelance business over the last decade: referral partners. As an independent freelancer, I know firsthand that landing your ...

8 Plutio Alternatives with Better Customer Service

Jan 29, 2024

Embarking on a freelance journey can be both exhilarating and challenging. As a seasoned freelancer who has weathered the highs and lows of the industry, I understand the importance of having the righ...

28 Ghostwriting Jobs Sites to Get You Clients Now

Jan 25, 2024

Freelance writing, especially ghostwriting, can be a great way to balance your work and personal life. It sounds awesome, right? However, let’s talk about the financial part. Do you feel like yo...

How to Break Up with a Client (Plus Examples)

Jan 23, 2024

Breaking up with a client can be a tough decision to make. But remember: everything in your business is an opportunity cost. When you say “yes” to bad clients, you’re saying “no” to better o...

How to Write a Freelancer Resume that Wins Clients

Jan 18, 2024

An effective freelancer resume can be the difference between getting ignored by clients and filling your client pipeline. If you’ve done any amount of freelancing, you know landing the best freelanc...

169 Client Gift Ideas to ‘Wow’ Your Clients in 2023

Dec 07, 2023

Client gifts aren’t just a kind gesture you should consider at the end of each year. Sending client gifts any time of the year shows that you appreciate their business and care enough to plan ahead ...

13 Sites with Beginner Freelance Writing Jobs in 2024

Dec 04, 2023

Freelance writing jobs for beginners are easier to find right now than ever before. It used to be that if you were looking for entry-level freelance writing jobs you had to hunt through thousands of c...

9 Best Accounting Software for Freelancers in 2024

Nov 30, 2023

Getting your money organized using accounting software can take your freelance business from a hobby or side-hustle to a full-fledged business. After all, if you’re not paying attention to your fina...

9 Things Rich Freelancers Don’t Spend Money On … Do You?

Nov 08, 2023

There’s a big difference between a thriving freelancer and one who’s barely getting by. The reality is: you CAN get rich as a freelancer. Even become a millionaire freelancer. But you’re not goi...

How to Write a Discount Offer Email + 3 Copy/Paste Templates

Nov 06, 2023

Giving discounts to clients or customers via email can be a great marketing strategy to spark a little energy into your business and drive sales for the month. But writing an email for giving discount...

Trademark vs LLC: Which Do You Need and Why?

Nov 03, 2023

If you’re starting a new business or have even been in business for a while, you maybe have wondered about a trademark vs LLC and which is a good fit for your business. Should you get one or bot...

How to Avoid Scope Creep as a Freelancer

Oct 24, 2023

If you’ve been freelancing for more than a day or two you have probably experienced scope creep. It looks something like this: [Phone rings; it’s your client] You: Hello? Client: Hey! I was up in ...

Collective.com Review: I’ve Used for 3 Years—Still Good?

Oct 20, 2023

Collective is an all-in-one financial solution for freelancers and solopreneurs making $100,000+ per year. This Collective.com review will share my experience (the good and the bad) as a Collective me...

The 9 Best CRM for Consultants in 2023

Oct 18, 2023

When you work as a consultant, a CRM is one of the most critical tools you can have in your arsenal. That’s because a CRM (or Client Relationship Management) tool helps you keep track of potential c...

8 Freelance Money Terms You Must Understand to Get Rich

Oct 16, 2023

When it comes to business, let’s face it: most of us freelancers are kindof making it up as we go. If we went to college or university, it wasn’t to get a business degree, it was in design...

Can You Quit a Contract Job? Here’s What to Know

Oct 09, 2023

Can you quit a contract job if you suddenly realize it’s not a good fit? You might find yourself asking what options you have if you’ve actually signed a contract with an employer but want out. In...

I’m Failing as a Freelancer … Should I Give Up?

Oct 04, 2023

When you start freelancing, everything feels so exciting. You’re finally working for yourself! You say goodbye to having a boss, attending boring meetings, and commuting every day to a job you hate....

5 Ways to Upsell Your Freelance Services & Boost Profit

Sep 20, 2023

Upselling your freelance services to clients you’ve already closed can be a great way to boost your profit without having to find new clients. So in today’s article, I’m sharing seve...

What is ‘Contract to Hire’? Everything You Should Know

Sep 02, 2023

‘Contract to Hire’ is a common term you may hear as you search for part-time, full-time or freelance employment. But if you don’t quite understand what a ‘Contract to Hire’ agreement is and ...

How These 16 Pro Freelancers Keep Their Pipeline Filled

Aug 31, 2023

For anyone who depends on clients to keep their business going, the feast-famine struggle is all too real. This classic (almost cliché) problem facing freelancers from all industries can cause major ...

What’s a Rush Fee? And How to Calculate it

Aug 28, 2023

Many freelancers, agencies, or service providers utilize a rush fee in order to avoid last-minute panicked requests from clients. If you run a service business (like a freelancer or a contractor), eve...

Lili Bank Review: Good Business Banking Option in 2023?

Aug 25, 2023

Since its launch in 2018, Lili Bank has offered innovative banking solutions to small business owners and freelancers. For starters, Lili offers a business checking account and Visa debit card that ar...