How to Use Templates to Keep Your Email Under Control

My email inbox can get a little hairy. I’ve got messages coming in from clients that I can’t afford to miss. I’ve got emails coming in from other freelancers who I need to coordinate with on projects which, if I don’t get to, I might mess up an entire project. And I’ve got hundreds of other emails that, while they don’t immediately impact my work, do need to be dealt with in some way or another. But if I spent … [Read more...]

Save Money on Taxes by Deducting Your Office Expenses

As a freelancer, you can write off an amazing amount of your spending on your taxes. If you work from home, you can write off a percentage of your mortgage or rent and utilities. If you don't have a commute, you can write off the cost of transportation for any business errands you run. You can even write off membership dues for organizations related to your business. There are thousands of different … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s Introduction to CRM

It's a freelancer's worst nightmare: losing the contact information of a potential customer worth thousands of dollars. No matter how the situation happened, you'll wind up going crazy trying to track down that info. It can get worse, too: maybe you had made some notes about the specifics of the project. Maybe they were on the back of the business card you can't find, but, wherever you are, you're going to … [Read more...]