The Pros and Cons of a Freelancing Partnership

Freelancers usually operate solo, but sometimes it's a good idea for us to enter into partnerships. As a one-person team, there are only so many clients you can serve, and so many skills you can deliver. A partnership can be a good way to expand your freelancing business. However, as in all things, freelancing partnerships have their advantages and disadvantages. If you're considering partnering with … [Read more...]

How to Find and Apply Vision to Your Freelancing Business

Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and other "serious" businesses have them. Should your freelancing business have one too? A vision, that is. A vision is simply a statement (several paragraphs, actually) of where you'd like your business to be in the next x number of years. Apparently, a vision is really good for any business, including yours. … [Read more...]

8 Metrics Every Freelancer Should Measure at the End of the Year

It's the end of the year, and you know what that means...end of year reporting! Now's the time of the year to dig out the Excel sheets, budgets, expense reports and bank statements and start reconciling. A pain, yes...but incredibly valuable. Freelancers and independent workers often skip this critical exercise. Moving from the end of one year to the next is approached with a somewhat oozing type of … [Read more...]

A Special Thank-You to Our September Advertisers

School has started. The leaves are starting to change colors and temperatures are starting to cool down. Fall is a great time to explore the offerings from the excellent companies supporting the Freelance Folder blog. It’s the support of these advertisers that allows us to provide you with great information year-round. We definitely recommend checking them out. … [Read more...]

Thank-you to Our May Advertisers

The last few weeks have been stormy, at least where I live. We've had thunderstorms, flood warnings, hail, and even a tornado watch or two. Well, I hope that you are dry and that your freelancing career is going more smoothly than my local weather. :) We'd like to encourage you to explore the offerings from the high-quality companies supporting the Freelance Folder blog. It’s the support of these … [Read more...]

Thank-You to Our April Advertisers

Spring is really here, at least in my part of the world. Flowers are in bloom and the snow is finally gone! Spring is a great time to get a fresh start with some powerful new programs that really work--programs like those offered by our advertisers. Each day our writers and guest authors strive to bring you the best information for freelancers--something that the high-quality companies supporting the … [Read more...]

Thank-You to Our January Advertisers

It's a new year and for many freelancers, this signifies a fresh new start for their freelancing business. It's a time to get things in order and get geared up. A great way to start the new year is to explore some of the products and services offered by the high-quality companies supporting the Freelance Folder blog. It's the support of these companies that allows us to provide you with great information … [Read more...]

Thank-You to Our November Advertisers

It's starting to feel a bit like winter around here. Of course, that's probably because it's already November. Where has 2010 gone, anyway? The end of the year is a great time to take stock of your freelancing business and make sure that you have all of the tools that you need...tools like those offered by the high-quality companies supporting the Freelance Folder blog. In fact, it’s the support of these … [Read more...]

Freelancing Competition–Friends or Foes?

Let's face it. If you're a freelancer, then you've got competition. Competition means that there is someone else who is also targeting your ideal clients and prospects. They may be applying for the same projects. They may even be getting more of those projects than you are getting. It's very easy for a freelancer to get distracted by what their competition is doing. In this post, we'll discuss the three … [Read more...]