New Freelance Job Site AwesomeWeb Launches

AwesomeWeb is the latest freelance job site to enter the market. It is a “marriage” of the teams behind 1stWebDesigner and IncomeDiary. They claim AwesomeWeb is an attractive alternative to the existing freelance job sites out there. How? By matching a select group of web designers and developers to higher quality projects.  In theory, it is a win/win situation. Freelancers can find better projects/clients and … [Read more...]

Client Interaction Fundamentals

Today we’re giving you a sneak peek inside our “Anatomy Of A $9,750 Website Build.” This will give you an opportunity to see actual lessons from the training we have available. These previews will each feature an entire lesson from the training, including everything you’ll get when you sign up. We hope this will give you a good idea of how the training can help you in starting and building your own web design … [Read more...]

Automate Processes – Impress Your Clients by Using Zapier

What would you say is something that your clients really appreciate about you? Are you a talented web designer? Do they think your prices are fantastic? Do you have their sites up and running faster than expected?  These are all traits of an excellent freelance web designer! But what if you could add this one… “I save countless hours of valuable time for my clients.” Promise Your Clients Even More As … [Read more...]

Build and Grow Your Client List with Sortfolio

Your business is an investment and your work makes up your portfolio… right? So, how do you get work? From your clients of course! As a freelancer, your ability to get clients can truly make or break your business. One of the fastest ways to gain clients is to drive more and more traffic to your freelance website. Obviously, there are hundreds of ways to make that happen, but today, let’s examine one … [Read more...]

The Fastest Way to Become a Web Designer

If I said you could start today and be a full blown web designer - making $50 per hour or more - in just 8 weeks, would you be interested? If you’re a regular reader of FreelanceFolder, the answer is most likely, “You bet!” People, like you, who visit this site are looking for expert advice on making a living as a web designer or increasing their web design income. For the last 11 years we have been … [Read more...]

Does Your Freelance Website Pass The 5 Second Test?

1… 2… 3… 4… 5… Five seconds. That’s the amount of time you have to grab your visitors’ attention on your freelance website. Yep, you read that correctly… Only five seconds! Studies have proven over and over that most visitors truly are surfing. They are rapidly clicking from one site to another until they find the perfect solution to their problem. With so many sites and so much information available, they … [Read more...]

Easy Accounting Tools for Your Freelance Business

How badly do you hate accounting? Yeah, me too. We certainly can't avoid it. But, we can automate it with some really slick and easy-to-use accounting tools. Let's take a look so you can spend less time battling those numbers. A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of streamlining your business with systems, software and automation. Today we are going to take a look at how to automate, quite … [Read more...]

10 Free Project Management Applications

Are you just a freelancer? Chances are, the answer to that question, is no. Think about it – you are a business owner and as such, you fulfill many different roles. You are a marketing expert, you are an accountant, you are a supervisor. You play some extremely vital parts to run and successfully sustain your freelance business. How do you tackle your project management? Do you write a to-do list down … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Free Online Writing Courses

The decision to pursue your freelance career is a huge step. Congratulations! But... Now what? Where do you start? How do you know what resources are good and what resources aren't? Is every free report worth your time? Should you pay membership fees and dues to join forums? We have been exactly where you are! Don't stress. We've done a bit of research and have come up with a great list of free online … [Read more...]

Boost Your Freelance Business With Email Marketing

Email marketing consistently produces the biggest Return On Investment (ROI) for small businesses. According to the Direct Marketing Association, businesses average a return of $40.21 for every dollar spent on email marketing. It has played a key part in the success of my websites over the years and I want to show you how to both to increase your freelance business and to increase your own ROI. Most … [Read more...]