I have experienced the stage of being fearful. So let me share the common fear of developers who wish to be freelancers and how to overcome such fears.
Design contests are a good way for freelancers to earn money. It is a win-win situation for new freelancers who can get exposure to real designs instantly
Upwork takes 4 to 5 working days to deposit money into my HDFC Bank account in India but can vary depending on your bank.
Freelancing may not be for everybody. Still may be worth a try if you can embrace these changes in your life as a freelancer.
Emerging trends in the web and app development space should be considered when you want to learn something new as a developer and freelancer.
Answering all Upwork Connects questions like how Upwork Connects works, how many Connects can one have, should one upgrade membership for Connects?
If you want to consider being a freelance developer, you should look at upcoming technologies and a simple yet useful apps in them to showcase as sample
Developers can be confined to programming but freelancing needs lot more than only programming. Let me share 7 things developers need to be a freelancer
Here are ways developers can add value to each and every phase of the project they take up as a freelancer and over time can demand better rates.
Yes, an average developer should be fine doing freelancing and can make a living doing freelancing if he has the right attitude towards being a freelancer.
Freelancing is not about being a very good programmer because you cannot program your way into the freelancing world.
Understand what issues clients have when hiring freelancers and how a freelancer can make those disadvantages an advantage for them as well as for clients.
Here are 7 key skills an individual freelancer must have. If you don’t have them, you cannot be a developer freelancer, it is as simple as that.
My 4 of the top source of high paying clients and how I make sure I keep on getting those high paying clients from these sources.
Quite interesting question because it not only asks about starting from scratch but also focuses on Android where I am not even a newbie.
Freelancer have a dilemma that clients prefer big companies with experienced programmers over individual freelance developer on freelancing marketplace
I share my struggles as a freelancer when I wanted to quit my high paying job in an MNC to be a freelancer and when I started doing freelancing.
Communicate with your clients often to grab a lot of repeat work but if you don’t, you may be leaving too much money on the table for others to grab.
Learn niche technology, build the reputation, and deliver for clients within a deadline and it can build your career as a freelance developer.
To answer the question of when is the right time to be a freelancer lies in the selection of what kind of situation takes the best out of you.
Apart from making more money, there are many other reasons why every freelancer should consider raising freelancing rates.
An easier way to earn more money is to raise rates but you can’t increase your rates often but that does not mean you cannot earn more often. Here are few ways you can increase your earnings without increasing your rates. 1. Be More Productive I prefer fixed pricing (read why I prefer fixed pricing) […]
How to increase rates? How much can rates be raised? How often can one raise rates? Can the referred client be paying higher than the referring client?
If you are among the first few freelancers to submit a proposal you can have an undue advantage of an increase in the chance of client interaction.
New freelancers focus is to find new clients. Once a freelancer has enough work it can mean the marketing and efforts to find new clients takes a backseat.
Upwork has recently up the ante of suspending accounts and it is definitely for the good. Common reasons why Upwork accounts may be suspended.
Someone might think I am a freelancer who blogs and others might consider me a blogger who does freelancing but I must confess I am both.
What if a client wants to clone few sites major functionality in 30 calendar days? How to identify such vague clients and requirements in advance
What can be non-priced based reasons for firing clients? Unreasonable demands, slow to pay or respond and not open to offer or suggestions.
So what new year resolutions a freelancer can make that aren’t stupid or idiotic and it is not for the sake of making a new year resolution either.
As a freelancer, vacations may seem difficult but they aren’t if you plan in advance and have buffer days before getting back to working ways.
While getting the profile completed is crucial, the quality of profile is more important. So a complete profile does not only mean hitting 100% completion mark
Let me answer this question from 3 different perspective and on a case to case basis to make it more specific and open up new avenue for clients
The answer to the above question is none. It’s not about what you can learn and which programming language has better statistical numbers
Online freelancing is not all about being a web design or web developer. Anybody in any of their preferred niche can be a freelancer.
It is really very tough. A search on Upwork for freelancers, we see 456k profiles in Web Development and 219k PHP Developers.
When declining an invite often people select a checkbox that best suits the reason for declining the project and click the decline button.
A misunderstanding in billing can make the relationship sour and so how you can avoid such misunderstanding when requesting payment and get paid.
I can quit freelancing and focus on blogging, membership sites, equity trading, investment, consultation. Still, I prefer to be a freelance web developer.
Here is the list of things that I like to work in my free time between projects or when I take a break from freelancing or have less client deliverables
There is a difference in approach to part-time freelancing & full-time freelancing. Part time freelancers have a clear advantage over full-time freelancers
It is not about knowing a particular technology or a particular programming language or a CMS to be a successful freelancer.
Diversifying income for freelancers can be tough and as you grow as a freelancer, income becomes more focused and concentrated than diversified.
Keeping check of the expenses and managing cost efficiently can help increase profits for freelancers. So here is 10 cost cutting measures for freelancers.
Freelancers avoid expense tracking and spend as and when needed. Tracking expenses is the most important part of any business including freelancing
Price the proposal such that it becomes imminent that change in requirements costs money, most of the issues arising due to requirement changes will vanish
Everyone wants to know what do you do when they don’t understand one bit about work from home. So I have rephrased answers so simple to explain to anybody.
Recession and political uncertainty in some part of the globe are a byproduct of Globalization and Independent freelancers are in best position to beat them