There are more developers now than in there were in the past. So in the plethora of ever-increasing developers, how can one stand out as a programmer and continue growing? It’s tough but it isn’t impossible.
Freelancing sites are considered an auction, so the term bidding or “place your bid” for the project is used as terminology.
Some articles have landed me with many programming jobs and clients whereas others don’t. So let us understand what kind or type of articles can bring in traffic that has more potential clients for a programming freelancer?
“Blue Ocean Strategy – How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant” book is the international bestseller with over 3.5 million copies sold and has been converted into more than 40 languages. I know why
English isn’t one of those languages that can’t be learned. So here are 10 ways a freelance developer can learn the English language and overcome the fear of being poor in English.
Every developer should have a portfolio website irrespective of whether he is a freelancer or not. Anything that you have done or are working can be documented on a website to build an online resume or as a portfolio website.
A few days back I met a friend who has just started freelancing in early December of 2017. He was doing a job earlier but now has got some regular clients and some one time projects from PPH.
Let me share 11 pro tips as a developer to help you get your first (or next) client on Upwork quickly. Let us embark on your journey of freelancing.
Warren Buffett is the greatest stock market investor world has ever seen. He doesn’t talk much but when he does, everyone listens. We will use some of his best quotes on investments and apply to freelancing to get inspiring thoughts as a freelancer. 5th one can blow your mind out.
As a freelancer, you need to know more than just write clean code. The fact is, better developers and programmer struggle to find clients consistently whereas those who are not so good in programming often don’t. Do you wonder why?
When I quit my job in 2008, the global financial crisis made sure I planned my savings really well. So here are my 6 tips for anyone who is willing to be a freelancer and want to make the most of his or her saving before he leaves his job forever.
Here are the 9 questions every programmer and developer who aspires to be a freelancer has to ask to himself before one can embark on the journey of being a freelancer.
Answered: Can freelance developers share the code for free on their blog or as a FREE plugin if a client has hired them to develop it and has paid them for it?
Any freelancer can overcome the fear of “I Don’t Know Enough”. Here are 5 things I consider when I don’t know enough and yet want to be working for a client.
Answering readers question: Can I sell my Upwork Profile – I Have 100+ Reviews with 100% completion rate on all my past projects with all 5-star rating.
Personal branding is a misunderstood concept among freelancer. They consider branding is only for the big brand and companies like Coca-Cola, Google or Apple.
Marie Forleo Interviews Renée Mauborgne – co-author of the best selling book “Blue Ocean Strategy”. A must-watch interview for everybody working in an overly competitive environment.
The book shares 6 weapons of influence aka Reciprocation, Commitment and Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, Scarcity and how it is impossible for anybody to reject an offer when under any one of such influence.
Price isn’t the only factor to win projects but it is still an important factor. As a freelancer, if you don’t put the right price, chances are you will either be underpaid or not have enough projects.
Is your Upwork profile getting rejected? So how to get an Upwork profile approved even if it has been rejected previously?
Understanding positioning from the failed project of Tata Motors aka Tata Nano and then use it to position the freelancing services rightly for better freelancing rates from clients.
Answering – How to add freelancing work experience? What should be the job title of a freelancer? How to provide references of clients? What are some of the common interview questions? What shouldn’t freelancers add to the resume?
Once money becomes the driving force to be a freelancer, the focus shifts from working on something you love to working for clients to invoice more paid hours.
As a new freelancer and blogger, don’t take the blog as the main source for clients but work towards building it as an additional source of clients.
As a freelancer, you need to make sure the client is at ease when he starts working with you and you should look to build an everlasting business relationship. Relationships with existing clients can help you with a lot of repeat business and referrals.
The first year of freelancing shouldn’t be to break even as a freelancer. It should be more to create a level playing field for next few years. You don’t want to rush to get clients but the first few years is the survival time with an opportunity to learn.
Freelancing isn’t all about writing a proposal on freelancing sites and wait for the clients to respond. Alternate channels to getting clients will always provide the stability one needs for a freelancing business.
I found a very common and noticeable difference in the habits and daily routines of people who are successful and those who aren’t and it has nothing to do with the hard work. So what is then?
6 most common fear among Indian freelancers that keeps them away to start a blog. They are the fear of English, the fear of writing, the fear of technical know-how, the fear of running out of Ideas, the fear of marketing and finally the fear of failure and how to overcome each of them.
Price isn’t the only factor in a proposal for it to be accepted or rejected but it is still an important factor to consider. If the best among the top proposal has to be selected and if everything else remains the same, the price can be a factor.
The mistake I see in the proposals of freelancers is they write about themselves. I like to turn the table and talk about how I can be of help to the client and their business. There are certain words in the proposal that can turn things around. Changing these phrases in your proposal is the key.
Freelancers typically accept clients on a first come first serve basis but if you allow all the clients in, you may need to say NO to a client in the future you don’t want to. One should pick and choose.
Consider the proposal as an opportunity to introduce yourself, highlight the expertise and ask relevant questions to create a lasting impression in the mind of the client that you are the best-suited person to get the job done.
Freelancing is a business and one has to consider it as a business. In business, you don’t have a guarantee of a monthly income but if you want the guarantee for your career path, one can have it.
My Upwork hourly rate and earnings are publicly visible which leads to a question hitting my inbox: How I get such good hourly rate on Upwork?
How to Be Productive. How work from home developers and freelancers stop wasting the time to be more productive by making room for these habits.
Personal branding isn’t about building a virtual professional brand profile but it is about building a personal brand with professionalism.
The answer will vary from person to person and from situation to situation but let us take a couple of common scenarios for freelancers to answer.
We waste hours and hours of valuable time on social media and yet when it comes to meeting clients in person, it is considered as “too much time consuming”
One thing I learned in my college days that helped me immensely to quit my job and become a much better at freelancing is …
Why Freelancers especially the web solopreneurs aren’t paid what they are worth? The reason isn’t the competition but the perceived value of services.
Is Fiverr a good marketplace for new freelancers who are starting on freelancing. If yes how can one survive the competition and do quality work for $5
Here are five of the most crucial time management strategies every freelancers and solopreneurs should adapt to better manage their time.
New freelancers who wish to start using Upwork doesn’t need to pay any money to start using Upwork. Register with an email address and build your profile.
An interesting Payoneer survey in 2018 of over 21,000 freelancers from 170 countries about their education, background, earnings and more.
Some clients are not so easy going. So here are some of the best ways to handle the negative feedback left even by not so easy going clients?
Social media marketing for meme website that aims to drive a lot of traffic for ad views is different than a freelancer marketing their services to clients
How much cash should I have in my bank account before I can quit my high-paying full-time job and try freelancing? Anything I should remember before I quit?