Your Great Business Idea Needs Equally Great Written Content

It doesn’t matter what your business idea is, in the process of developing and marketing, or at production stage and selling to customers. Either way, it deserves good presentation. You need to demonstrate that you know what you’re talking about and to reach out to people (investors and customers) in the right way. Some things […]

Start-Ups: Don’t Neglect Your Blog!

Ah, going into business – it’s as much an exciting time as one full of fears and anxieties. You have so much to think about regardless of what services or products you expect to eventually sell to customers. Are you B2B or B2C? Should you have a website (the answer to that should nearly always […]

How to Adapt to a Freelance Lifestyle

On a recent post, I offered five bits of a advice from a five-year veteran to a new freelancer. Taking that step is a a bold and daunting one. It wasn’t that long ago for me and most of what happened between January 2013 (when I made the decision) and April (when I left my […]

The Golden Age of Freelancing is Already Here

Another month, another report on The Future of Work showed that the rocketing number of self employed people is demonstrating no sign of abating. Some reports suggest that by 2022, over 50% of people in the developed world will work freelance. I expect this trend to last the rest of my working life. I expect […]

Preparing For Your Christmas Break as a Freelancer

Welcome to a new year. By now, whether you are a freelancer or work in a “proper job” as some people insist on calling them, you are most likely back at work. Being a freelancer means you get to control your own holiday schedule time at any time of the year. Work doesn’t tend to […]

Another New Laptop. This one with SSD

It barely seems yesterday I was excited about the Hewlett Packard laptop I bought right about the time my work level picked up. The previous Samsung I had was four years old and on the verge of death (quite literally, a subsequent attempt at a disk scrub revealed a critical hard disk failure). In fact, […]

How Freelancers Can Maintain Long-Term Working Relationships with Clients

Long-term clients who come back to us month after month and year after year are like gold dust. I feel fortunate that I have so many with whom I’m working now four years after I started my freelance writing career. It amazes me sometimes when I hear how some freelancers simply give up working for […]

How to Maintain Long-Term Working Relationships with Freelancers

I feel quite fortunate that most of the work I presently have are clients with whom I have worked for more than two years. In one or two cases, I have clients that go back to my first year of operation (2013). The client knows I can be relied upon to produce the sort of […]

Cost Saving Tips for your Home Office

As any freelancer or work-from-home professional knows, you need to do all you can to maximise your profits and minimise your bills. Freelancing is precarious; you don’t want all of your revenue going on costs and not be able to afford to eat! Most of us don’t realise that there are measures we can take […]

0% Commission for New Clients at Upwork?

I received a rather surprising email from Upwork the other day. It offered me 0% commission rate (forever) if I moved my non-Upwork clients to Upwork. I don’t know whether this is just for Top Rated freelanvers or whether they are rolling this out to everyone. This seems an odd move on their part but […]