How to Get Paid As a Freelancer in 2021 (Apps & Advice That Work)

Getting paid as a freelancer can be extremely rewarding or terribly frustrating depending on your situation. Maybe it’s because most schools never teach students how to get paid as a freelancer—le...

Should You Give Free or Discounted Work Due to COVID-19?

“My clients have been impacted by Coronavirus and they’re asking for a discount. What should I do?” This question, in essence, was posed recently in our free Freelance Mastermind Group on Facebo...

15 Financial Relief Funds for Freelancers During Covid-19

The quick spread of COVID-19 and many goverments’ lack of foresight to include freelancers, solopreneurs, and independent contractors in financial stimuli have left many freelancers wondering wh...

Hello Bonsai Review: Still Good for Freelancers in 2021?

Hello Bonsai bills itself as an all-in-one freelancing solution for the world’s best creative freelancers (actually, their name is simply Bonsai, but their website is HelloBonsai.com). But with ...

How to Start a Design Blog and Get Readers Fast (2021 Edition)

Learning how to start a design blog has gotten dramatically easier over the last decade. In 2009, while I was a college student, I started my first design blog: the one you’re reading right now. And...

11 Side Jobs You Can Start in One Day for Extra Cash in 2021

Side jobs have quickly become one of the most popular ways for people to supplement their day-job income, escape a poor life situation, or add a little to their savings. In fact, over 45 million peopl...

14 Sites with New Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Every Day

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

19 Remote Writing Jobs Sites that Post New Jobs Daily for Freelance Writers

Remote writing jobs have seriously never been easier to find. Whether you’re a long-time freelance writer looking for more regular clients, or you’re just getting started and looking for freelance...

The Right Way to Use Email for Giving Discounts to Customers or Clients

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

What’s the Best Subject Line for Sending an Invoice? (5 Options)

Email subjects for invoices aren’t all that different from subject lines in any other scenario. There’s just one hang-up: Sending an invoice can be a little awkward.  Which means lots of people h...

How to Start a Lifestyle Blog in 6 Easy Steps (20-min Tutorial)

Learning how to start a lifestyle blog can be exhilarating and exciting process. What’s unfortunate is far too many people who want to learn how to start a lifestyle blog end up giving up before the...

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelance Designer in 2021

Becoming a freelance graphic designer is no easy task—but it’s completely worth the effort. Of course you could just stay at your desk, hating your job forever. Or, you could take my advice below ...

How to Get Graphic Design Clients Right Now (5 Pro Tactics That Work)

Learning how to get graphic design clients can be overwhelming. A simple Google search will reveal thousands of ideas—some untested, others outdated. But after working with thousands of freelancers ...

10 Steps to Start a Graphic Design Business (and Thrive)

Starting a graphic design business can be an exhilarating and exciting adventure whether you’re hoping to work for yourself full-time or just make a little extra money from an on-the-side design bus...

BenQ Screenbar Lite Review: Everything to know before buying this laptop light

As a full-time blogger and entrepreneur, my laptop is critically important to my existence. And I’ve gotten into a pretty good rhythm with my favorite laptop stand, bluetooth keyboard and magic mous...

How to write an invoice (and get paid) in 5 easy steps

If you provide any sort of service or product to a client or customer, then you need to properly learn how to write an invoice. Learning how to write an invoice can be incredibly simple, but there are...

11 Sites like Upwork for freelancers who need clients fast

There’s absolutely no question sites like Upwork can be a really quick way to find new clients and get freelance jobs. I used to be skeptical of sites like Upwork thinking only low-balling clients h...

6 Free Graphic Design Invoice Templates and Examples to Inspire You

As a designer, your graphic design invoice can say a lot about you and your small business. Not to mention, your graphic design invoice can impact when and how you get paid as a freelancer or creative...

Freelance Invoice Template — Free download + answers to most common invoice questions

Finding or making the right freelance invoice template isn’t always easy. And finding one that simplifies your freelance process instead making it more difficult further complicates the whole proces...

How to write a One Page Business Plan: templates, ideas, and a step-by-step guide

Writing a one page business plan (instead of a hundred-page, in-depth business plan no one will ever read) has become a popular and efficient way to get your small business moving in the right directi...

6 Photography Invoice Templates – Free Download

You’re a photographer. Which means creating a photography invoice definitely isn’t something you learned in school like your designer or accountant friends. And yet, sending a photography ...

Our top 31 tools for growing a successful side-business (Sidegig 2.3)

Today’s podcast episode will gear you up with the top tools for growing a successful side-business. Side-businesses are unique. You have limited time during the day (sneaking in a quick phone ca...

How to start your first side-hustle (hint: it has nothing to do with a logo or a website) — Sidegig 2.2

If you think the first steps to starting your side-business include building a website, printing business cards, or getting a shiny new logo, we’ve got news for you—you’re dead wrong. We...

From 8-yr-old computer whiz to selling his company to Stripe with Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers (FTF 3.6)

When Courtland Allen was an 8-year-old tinkering with computers and teaching adults around him how the machines worked, he probably never imagined that many years later he would build a small company...