In the world of freelancing, there are common terms that come up, and two of these are “subcontracting” and “outsourcing”. On the surface, it might look like these terms are the same, but they’re not. As freelancers, we may be subcontracted or outsourced work, and we might also subcontract or outsource work to others. But … More Freelance: Subcontracting vs. Outsourcing
As a freelancer, I often get asked for my top tips on freelancing. What are the things that equal freelance success? What is the best way to freelance? So today, I’ll give you my top 10 tips for freelancing, starting with becoming a freelancer all the way through to achieving freelance success… #1 Decide whether … More Top 10 Tips for Freelancers
Recently, I was asked the question “What is the ultimate secret of freelancing?” For newbie or aspiring freelancers, it can seem like there is some hidden knack to freelancing—some magical secret that opens the doors to freelance success. Like discovering the best freelancing platform or most in-demand skill or productivity method is the secret of … More The Ultimate Secret of Freelancing
If only I had a pound for every time I got asked this question! With a plethora of freelancing sites out there—from small, new freelance platforms to niche sites and mammoths like Upwork, Freelancer, and PeoplePerHour—so many freelancers want to know what the best freelancing website is. So, let’s take a look: is there a … More What Is the Best Freelancing Website?
As a freelancer, you might often be called an “entrepreneur”. But are these things the same? People sometimes use the terms “freelancer” and “entrepreneur” synonymously or assume they’re the same because they have some similarities, but do they work in the same ways? Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between freelancers and … More Are Freelancers and Entrepreneurs the Same Thing?
As a freelancer, I hear a lot of strange things about the world of freelancing! There are some common misconceptions rolling around, which I’m going to call freelance unicorns. Of course, every freelancer is different, and your freelance life really depends on what type of freelancing you do and how you manage your work. But … More Freelance Unicorns: The Top 5 Myths about Freelancing
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; (Except for that freelancer typing furiously on their laptop.) The invoice reminders were sent off with care, In hopes that a payment soon would be there; Everyone else nestled snug in their bed, While the freelancer … More A Freelance Christmas Tale
If you read the news each week, it seems like more and more people are making the move to freelancing. According to recent reports, there are over two million freelancers in the UK, and that number has risen steadily since 2001. The number of side hustlers has increased by 32% in the last ten years. … More Why Are More People Becoming Freelancers?
At my freelancing meetup group, this question pops up every time. In fact, the subject of freelancing platforms is one of the most-talked-about topics in the world of freelancing—whether it’s in person or on Quora. From “which is the best freelancing website?” to “how do I increase my sales on <insert freelancing platform here>?” to … More Should I Try to Find Work through Freelancing Platforms?
In today’s world, the concept of freelancing is so ubiquitous that it’s difficult to recall a time when freelancing as we know it wasn’t a thing. In fact, freelancers have existed for centuries in one form or another. The word “freelance” actually came from medieval times, when armies would hire “a free lance” to fight … More When Did Freelancing Begin?