Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Personal Projects Any Longer

You've heard it time and time again, personal projects are almost a necessity as a freelance web professional. In this post, we'll explain (once more) why personal projects are important for freelancers. We'll also brainstorm with you on how to get started on a personal project of your own. Finally, we'll give you some tips on how to monetize your project. … [Read more...]

Transitioning from Freelancing to a Large Company, What’s the Next Step?

There are dozens of differences between freelancers, small businesses and businesses that are large corporations. But, to the blind eye, no differences are noticeable. Many questions could be asked about the differences concerning employees, revenue, policies and processes, but how do you really know when it is time to take the next step? How do you know when to grow your small freelancing single proprietor … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Generate Referrals or Followers with Twitter

Twitter has been around now for about four years and is almost in the top ten Alexa ratings. Still a relatively new source for social networking, people are still not 100% sure of how to interact with others on Twitter or how to tweet in a way to generate a following or business leads. In this post, I have compiled a list of five ways for freelancers to use Twitter to gain followers and generate an interest … [Read more...]

What to Do on the Slow Days

Freelancing can get quite busy, and as they say, when it rains, it pours. I've read a lot of articles about how to freelance effectively, and different approaches you can take to get things done for your clients in a timely manner... But, what about when things are dead, and you really cannot find much to do? Well here are a few things I like to do to keep busy when things aren't particularly busy during a … [Read more...]