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11 Laptop Lights to Help Enhance Your Video Calls

11 Laptop Lights to Help Enhance Your Video Calls

For many freelancers, working from home is nothing new. We’re used to making do with small spaces, working at odd hours, juggling time zones, and...

HoneyBook Review: As Good As It Seems?

HoneyBook Review: As Good As It Seems?

Part bookkeeper, part project manager, HoneyBook is packed with features that make it easy to get things done and get back to what you loved...

Stripe vs PayPal: Which Payment Processor is Right For You?

Stripe vs PayPal: Which Payment Processor is Right For You?

With the explosion of the ecommerce industry, there has been a rise in tools and services that enable you to shop online. PayPal and Stripe...

8 Best Tablets for Artists + Must-Have Accessories

8 Best Tablets for Artists + Must-Have Accessories

Most classical artists will tell you that there’s nothing quite like good old-fashioned pen and paper, paints, canvas, or whatever their chosen medium. It’s true,...

How to Receive Money on PayPal As A Freelancer (With & Without Fees)

How to Receive Money on PayPal As A Freelancer (With & Without Fees)

The way we make a living is changing. As the gig economy expands, there are opportunities for non-traditional work around every corner, and it is...

I Tried Getting Jobs Through SolidGigs—Here’s How it Went

I Tried Getting Jobs Through SolidGigs—Here’s How it Went

SolidGigs is a service that emails you hand-picked freelance jobs alerts. For a small monthly fee (currently $21 per month) you will get access to...

Clientjoy Review: A Good Choice for Freelancers in 2024?

Clientjoy Review: A Good Choice for Freelancers in 2024?

Clientjoy bills itself as a sales CRM for freelancers and agencies. But with so many CRM options for freelancers, you might find yourself asking: which...

Net 30: What is It? + How It Can Affect You Getting Paid As A Freelancer

Net 30: What is It? + How It Can Affect You Getting Paid As A Freelancer

Every invoice comes with payment terms. That’s the section where the merchant lays out how the client is supposed to pay for services or products....

Letter of Introduction Sample + When Is the Best Time to Use It

Letter of Introduction Sample + When Is the Best Time to Use It

We often lament that letter writing is a lost art in our society, but the truth is, we still use letters all the time. What...

How to Do Taxes As a Freelancer the Right Way

How to Do Taxes As a Freelancer the Right Way

If you are one of the roughly 59 million gig workers in the US, it is up to you to be familiar with every aspect...

10 Video Editing Jobs Sites to Find Freelance Work

10 Video Editing Jobs Sites to Find Freelance Work

Video is an increasingly important medium of communication. We use video on social media to engage our audience, create sales videos to convert prospects into...

How to Create a PayPal Invoice to Get Paid Quickly (& Securely)

How to Create a PayPal Invoice to Get Paid Quickly (& Securely)

There are a lot of different ways to get paid as a freelancer. There are automated software programs, scheduled bank transfers for retainers, PayPal invoices,...

How to Become a Freelance Social Media Manager in 2024

How to Become a Freelance Social Media Manager in 2024

If you’re a person who is constantly on their phone checking their social media accounts and posting regularly, you are likely already a social media...

Do You Use a Design Brief? Here’s Why You Should + Free Template

Do You Use a Design Brief? Here’s Why You Should + Free Template

We’ve all been there. You get to the end of a project, proudly turn it in to the client, expecting glowing reviews… And find out...

Customer Expectations: How To Set Them Right & 7 Tips To Exceed Them

Customer Expectations: How To Set Them Right & 7 Tips To Exceed Them

Do you have the habit of saying yes to every demand of your customer in order to make them happy? I hate to say it....

1099 vs W2: What’s the Difference as a Freelancer?

1099 vs W2: What’s the Difference as a Freelancer?

My dad, a CPA, always told me, “There’s only two things in life that are certain: death, and taxes.” He may have copied that from...

Freelance Journalist Guide: Salary, Skills + 7 Sites to Find Jobs

Freelance Journalist Guide: Salary, Skills + 7 Sites to Find Jobs

Does writing about the topics you’re truly interested in and invested in sound like a dream come true? How about being able to write wherever...

Freelance vs Self Employed: What Are the Main Differences?

Freelance vs Self Employed: What Are the Main Differences?

Most of us have had to fill out a form at one time or another asking about our “employment.” For most people, this is pretty...

How to Start a Social Media Marketing Agency in 8 Steps

How to Start a Social Media Marketing Agency in 8 Steps

Social media is taking over the marketing world. The number of people on social media has risen rapidly over the past decade, from just below...

How to Find Your Freelance Niche (5 Questions to Ask Yourself)

How to Find Your Freelance Niche (5 Questions to Ask Yourself)

Finding your freelance niche can be an important step in growing your freelance business. There’s a reason the phrase “The Riches are in the Niches”...

8 Client Communication Skills to Grow Your Business Fast

8 Client Communication Skills to Grow Your Business Fast

Client communication is one of the most important ways to grow your service-based business. That’s because good client communication leads to happier clients. And happier...

10 Essential Freelance WordPress Plugins For Developers & Designers

10 Essential Freelance WordPress Plugins For Developers & Designers

One of the most lucrative career paths is freelance WordPress development and design. With many businesses needing to shift operations online (one, due to pandemic,...

What Is a Recurring Invoice? + How to Set One Up for Easy Money

What Is a Recurring Invoice? + How to Set One Up for Easy Money

One of the biggest challenges when running a business is creating an effective payment system. Invoices are usually followed by endless follow-up emails and calls...

Freelance Writer Business Cards: Tips for Standing Out

Freelance Writer Business Cards: Tips for Standing Out

As a freelance writer, you’re probably always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and set yourself apart from the competition. The freelance...