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
At A Freelance Life, we’re all about enjoying the benefits of freelancing! But it’s also important to occasionally consider the negatives of freelancing so we can develop ways to overcome them. Today, we’ll look at the potential downsides of freelancing and some solutions to these issues… 1. Finding clients One of the major negatives of … More What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?
Last week, I talked about the importance of networking as a freelancer, which isn’t a topic that many freelancers necessarily think about—being lone workers and independent spirits. However, studies show that freelancing can be lonely, so networking offers the perfect opportunity to get out, meet new people, and develop useful contacts. Today, we’ll look at … More How to Start Building a Freelance Network
As a freelancer, there are numerous places to find potential clients. But often, we find one place or method and stick to it, which limits our chances to find new and different clients. So today, I’ll let you in on ten places that you can find freelance clients. Some you’ve no doubt tried—others perhaps not. … More 10 Places to Find Freelance Clients
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there are many things I can look back on as a freelancer and say “I could have done that better” or “If only I knew…”. So today, I’ll let you in on the five things I wish I had known before becoming a freelancer, so hopefully you can avoid … More 5 Things I Wish I Knew before Becoming a Freelancer
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
When I first started out as a freelancer, I didn’t think much (if anything) about networking. I didn’t have a network and I didn’t network at all. It didn’t feel like I had time between trying to find clients, establish myself as a freelancer, and get a decent work-life balance. But over time, I realised … More Networking for Freelancers
One of the notorious difficulties with freelancing is managing to get a stable income. The very nature of freelancing means that the work—and therefore the income—isn’t stable, regular, or guaranteed. This can be difficult for freelancers who need to pay the bills every month, and it can be off-putting for those considering freelancing as a … More 7 Ways to Get a More Stable Freelance Income
As a freelancer, the question of focusing vs. diversifying often comes up. Common questions that arise are: Is it possible for freelancers to have multiple service offerings? Is it better to stick to one core service offering—or advertise multiple services? Indeed, can freelancers be skilled in multiple areas? Let’s take a look… Do freelancers have … More As a Freelancer, Should You Focus or Diversify?
When you work as a freelancer, it can be tempting to accept every client who comes your way. You most likely rely on winning clients to make money and pay the bills, so it’s tempting to agree to work with any client who requests your services. But if you’ve ever worked with a difficult client … More How to Turn Down a Client as a Freelancer