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Top 10 Travel Tips for Freelancers

Top 10 Travel Tips for Freelancers

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

I am fortunate enough to travel a lot, both for work and for fun, over the years I have developed an internal checklist of things I do pre and during any travel you embark on so here’s my top 10 travel tips: 01. Make sure you cancel the paper! I nearly always forget this one […]

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How To Make More Money As A Freelancer (The Answer Might Surprise You).

How To Make More Money As A Freelancer (The Answer Might Surprise You).

| June 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

There’s a reason you’re a freelancer. You like having more creative freedom, you like not having to participate in corporate office politics and you like the of choosing which jobs you take. However, all those perks come at a price. And the price is – you might go through periods of eating canned spaghetti bolognese […]

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How New Freelancers Can Avoid Getting Screwed

How New Freelancers Can Avoid Getting Screwed

| February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

There’s so much to think about when starting out as a new freelancer. Who is my ideal customer? What’s my level of expertise? How much do I charge? How do I redirect all the inevitable yet always ridiculous “why don’t you get a real job?” questions from family and friends? One of the most pertinent […]

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Rewrite Your Invoices to Get Paid Faster

Rewrite Your Invoices to Get Paid Faster

| December 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

As of next February, I’ll have been freelancing for five years. During that time I’ve had clients who paid me within the hour I sent the invoice, a couple of coldhearted clients who never paid at all, and – just recently – one client who paid me 10 months after I sent the invoice. (Yes, it really […]

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How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

How to Bootstrap Your Startup Using Freelancers

| April 28, 2012 | 7 Comments

Funding is costly: A lot of startups seek funding from early stage investors too early.  Every round of funding (especially the first!) is going to dilute your precious ownership.  Accepting $20,000 from angels for 30% of your company may help in getting you off the ground but it may not be the best thing for […]

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5 Types of Freelancers You Need in Your Rolodex

5 Types of Freelancers You Need in Your Rolodex

| December 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

You launched your business and it’s starting to gain some traction. About the same time, you also realize there’s no way you’ll be able to build this business on your own — or, said differently, you know it would be insane to try. Luckily, for business owners with budgetary constraints (meaning all of us), there […]

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