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As a freelancer, how to overcome the uncertainty of variable income and dealing with clients from various geo and overcome the fear of being self-employed.
Every freelancer must keep up the pace of the changing digital landscape especially on the marketing front to take freelancing career to the next level.
The 10 things I do to make sure I have a good amount of balance of how much money I make as a freelancer and enjoy the personal life as well.
You have to act smart to freelance along with a full-time job. Here are 10 things you can do to find time for freelancing along with a full-time job.
Let me share some of the qualities that I look for in developers that I prefer to work with for my clients and to an extent for my own personal projects.
As a freelancer, vacation may sound tougher than they actually are. Once you take a vacation, you will find that it isn’t that tough.
If your Upwork proposal has these 7 elements in the right order, there are higher chances that client will take a note of your proposals more often.
The tough part of freelancing is getting clients, the toughest part is getting clients on a regular basis to take up freelancing as a choice of career.
There are many experiences of a freelancer and what’s relevant depends on the job he or she is applying for. So let me share each experience of a freelancer
Yes, a part-time freelancer can earn full-time income or even more working part-time as a freelancer provided he works smarter and not harder.
An incomplete Upwork profile is a crime but then having your Upwork profile just reach that 100% complete mark isn’t the point either.
I see developers often are on the wrong side of it and often it is not because they want to be doing wrong things but because they aren’t aware of it.
Freelancer doesn’t have to deal with tough clients by choice but you realize client is tough only when you work for them.
Writing more proposals and being quick in sending the proposal to the project just posted is the not the key to success. The conversion ratio of the proposals is.
Social Media can provide leads, clients, customers, reviews. More than anything, it is one of those social proof to build trust.
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.
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.
Can a developer with minimal experience make a full-time income and make a living doing freelancing from freelancing marketplaces like Upwork?
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.
Reader question for me if I had to start from Scratch as an Android developer, how will I go about fetching my first client on Upwork
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. Reasons why Upwork accounts are 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