Free Webinar: 5 Stages of Your Freelance Business

Tuesday, March 11th from 1:20 to 1:40 p.m. CST (that's right, just 20 minutes) I will be hosting a free live online training class, and I wanted to give you all the details. UPDATE: We have added a second webinar to give you another day and time to attend. Same webinar, on Thursday, March 13th at 7:20 p.m. CST. The class is titled The Five Stages of Your Freelance Business, and it will cover a lot of … [Read more...]

New Workshop: How To Get More Clients

Last month we hosted our first workshop here on Freelance Folder and it was a huge success. We had a wide variety of freelancers participate, which made for a lot of creative energy on the call and a fun Q&A session. If you have been struggling to get your freelance business off the ground or if you simply have not seen the growth you were hoping for, its time to take action. Here are all the … [Read more...]

An Exclusive iStock Promo Code for Freelancers – March 2014

Our friends at iStock reached out to us and let us know about a special promo code they are running for Freelancers. Now through March, new users get 14% off all iStock credit packs! Click on the button below access the promo code. Then create an iStock account and copy and paste it in the promo code box when you check out. Additionally existing uses can use this other code to save 8% off any credit back. … [Read more...]

20 Best Flat Design Templates

A website is only as interesting as its design renders it. We’ve all had the pleasure of knowing just how engaging flat design is, and that the web community hasn’t just relied heavily on this style over the past year - but still continues to support the trend with mounting enthusiasm. If you’re smart, then you, too, will continue to use this type of design in the making of your next websites. It’s a … [Read more...]

How to Streamline Your Freelance Business with Systems, Software, and Automation

Systems are a key part of making your business efficient, consistent, and easy to run. By using systems alongside the proper software, you can streamline many of the tasks that you do on a regular basis - saving time, saving money, and giving you the opportunity to grow your business further. Before we get into the subject, though, it’s important to know what we mean by ‘systems’. Here’s our working … [Read more...]

Get More Clients: Last Call For Early Bird Pricing!

Today's post is a quick reminder that our first ever Freelance Folder Live Workshop is quickly approaching!! Because of that, early bird pricing will end at midnight, Thursday, January 30, 2014. That's why, if you haven't seen our video about getting more clients, you should watch it here now: Then, if you want more clients, a river of leads, and to save $100 with early bird pricing, go here for the … [Read more...]

Launch Your Web Design Business

I know starting your web design business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and changes in the industry come constantly. For over 10 years I have been helping web designers build their skill set and even launch their businesses. During that time, we have fine tuned our training to not only give beginning web designers the tools for success, but even better, we give you the edge on the … [Read more...]

The Key to a Steady Freelance Income

How many sources of clients do you have now? 1? 2? Several? If you're like most freelancers, you have a few lead sources - possibly referrals and maybe an SEO strategy. But, if you only have one source - or your sources aren't reliable - you're playing a dangerous game with your freelance business. Let me explain ... I'm sure you heard the phrase: Don't put all your eggs in one basket... And when it … [Read more...]

One Productivity Tool That Can Double Your Freelance Income

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the tools I use to run my freelance business. Today, I am going to share the most important productivity tool I have in my toolbox. It has transformed the way I work and, more importantly, increased my income. Let me start by sharing a story about a recent coaching session I had with a Freelance web designer. Let's call her Jennifer. Jennifer was concerned about … [Read more...]

12 Free Healthy Apps for Freelancers and Others

You're committed to your freelancing business. You spend hours each day working on projects. You market your business diligently. You invest your money in software, hardware, and other business assets. You do all of this for your business, yet you overlook one very important business asset--your health. If you're not careful, your freelancing lifestyle may lead to some pretty unhealthy habits such as not … [Read more...]