I Know You’re Out There My Friends!

I just read one brilliant post titled 'freelancer’s guide to sales: making friends'. You guessed it right, the article is about building relationships and making friends, and it really is worth reading. Here's a quick excerpt from Shane's article: Most of our gigs don’t land on the initial contact, nor the second, not even the third. They come from having built a relationship with someone and being top of … [Read more...]

How Can We Help Save The Earth?

Today is Blog Action Day, and I'm thrilled Freelance Folder is one of the 15,500 participating blogs (reaching over 12.5 million readers)! There's been a lot of talk about this in the "blogosphere" lately, and for good reasons. We're all in this together, we all live on the same Earth. And it's the only one we have... I believe it's not just about raising awareness, we're already well aware of global … [Read more...]

Living Project-To-Project?

I quit my "day job" a couple of years ago to focus more on my passions (music, design, writing, among others), and hopefully make a living doing so. Another reason I quit my job was because I wanted to be my own boss, work my own hours, and basically be free to work with/for whoever I wanted to. Saying goodbye to 9-5 wasn't an easy decision to make, but someone had do it, and that someone happened to be me. … [Read more...]

Ahh! Those Slow Months!

Unless you're some kind of super-hero (or should I say, "freelancer extraordinaire"), chances are you'll find yourself without a gig for a week (or a month) at some point in your freelance career. It happens, it's not fun, but there are things you can do to actually take advantage of the slow weeks/months and still make ends meet. You know, those times when you simply cannot find a contract, you call everyone … [Read more...]

What Are Your Biggest Challenges In Your Freelance Career?

First off, I want to tell you I'm extremely happy how FreelanceFolder is doing, we've been online since late July and already have around 50 articles published, and the blog has been featured and linked to from a number of great websites and blogs (KillerStartups, LifeHack, NetBusinessBlog and so many others!). What I personally like the most so far, is the feedback we get from you folks. Our readers, rss … [Read more...]

Freelance Because You Love It

Why freelance? Do you have enough time to hear all of the answers? Do you even care to remember all of those answers? Likely not. None of us needs to know all of those answers; we only need to understand what works for us. As an experiment, keep a log for a few days (and stop groaning; it's not just another log -- it's interesting). Every hour or so, write a reason, or a variation, or something appealing … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Your Next Interview

Sometimes getting a job can be harder than doing the actual job itself. How many times have you said, “I’d be perfect for that position” only to miss the opportunity? There are a lot of keys to getting the job you want – networking, a strong resume and cover letter, etc. The final step and the one you have the most control over is the interview. Interviewing is a skill unto itself and being good at it can be the … [Read more...]