As a newbie freelancer, it can be very difficult to bag your first freelance client. Especially when you’re competing against already established freelancers. So today we’ll look at why it’s so difficult to get your first freelance job—and I’ll give you some tips to help you land your first client. Why is it so difficult? … More How Do You Get Your First Freelance Client?
As a freelancer, it’s important to have a contract in place with every client, as this protects both you and the client. This document can also be known as your “terms of business”. What’s included in this contact depends on your specific circumstances and the kind of freelance work you do. However, you can get … More What Should Be Included in a Freelance Contract?
Recently, I was asked whether it’s worth freelancing between employed jobs, for example, if you’re struggling to get hired. Do interviewers view freelancing as a positive when hiring for permanent jobs, or does it make no different? So, let’s take a look at whether it’s worth doing some freelance work between job contracts. What do … More Is It Worth Freelancing between Jobs?
As a freelancer, you’re a self-employed individual trying to succeed on your own, and you’re often competing against other freelancers to make a living. This begs the question: Should you avoid sharing your skills with other freelancers? Does the nature of freelancing mean being secretive about what you do? Should you keep quiet and protect … More As a Freelancer, Should I Share My Skills?
Last week, we looked at how to determine whether a freelancer is trustworthy—and ways to demonstrate credibility as a freelancer. But on the other side of the coin, freelancers need to determine whether their potential buyer is genuine and trustworthy. After all, you don’t want to deliver the work only to find the client has … More As a Freelancer, How Do You Know a Potential Buyer is Genuine?
Whether you’re looking to become a freelancer or hire one, the question of “trustworthiness” often comes up. After all, hiring or becoming a freelancer means working with people you may never meet face to face. So how do you know the freelancer you’re looking to hire is trustworthy? And how do you show your trustworthiness … More What Demonstrates That a Freelancer Is Trustworthy?