How Do You Get Your First Freelance Client?

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?

Is It Worth Freelancing between Jobs?

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 Newbie, How Do You Compete Against More Established Freelancers?

This is a common question, especially when you’re new to the freelancing world. At the start, it can seem difficult to compete against more established freelancers. And it can feel like slow progress finding clients when your competitors already seem to have tons of feedback. So how do you compete as a newbie freelancer? I’ve … More As a Newbie, How Do You Compete Against More Established Freelancers?

Should a Freelancer Ever Work for Free?

In the freelance world, the question of whether to offer freebies brings up some very passionate opinions. Many freelancers argue that we should never work for free, while for others, a freebie has kick-started their freelance career. We all know that “freelance” doesn’t mean working for free, but should we ever offer a freebie, and … More Should a Freelancer Ever Work for Free?

As a Freelancer, How Do You Know a Potential Buyer is Genuine?

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?