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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

4 Intangible Benefits of Going Freelance

Last year, Contently surveyed hundreds of freelancers for their annual State of Freelancing report and found that while the average full-time freelancer makes less than they would in-house, the majority of them plan on staying freelance for the next 10 years or more. Not only that: 65% believed their lives had improved over the past […]

4 Secrets of Better Freelance Pitching

The best way for a freelancer to do work they love is to pitch their way into it. But pitching is hard and scary and sometimes confusing. So I asked my friend Austin Mann, an experienced freelance photographer who has successfully pitched projects to companies like Apple and Nike to share what he’s learned about […]

5 Common Invoicing Mistakes. Don’t Do These Things.

You’ve done the work. You’ve maintained a good relationship with your client. And now the project is all wrapped up except for one little thing: The Invoice. Invoicing a client should be the easiest thing in the world. But when it’s done badly, the invoice can derail everything. Bad invoicing not only delays payment (sometimes […]

Smart Moves: Ideal Cities for Freelancers

One of the best parts of freelancing is having the freedom to work when you want and, maybe more importantly, where you want. And we’re not just talking about coffee shop versus living room. You have the freedom to work anywhere in the world. So how do you choose? While the Internet has no doubt […]

Sending invoices with Blinksale vs. Word Processors

When in casual conversation with our friends who send invoices, we often find that the response to “What do you send your invoices with?” is “Usually just a Pages or Word doc. Maybe an Excel spreadsheet.” (cringe) At the end of the day, if you are sending Word docs and you love it, that’s great. […]