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...]

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...]

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...]

4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself About Your Body to Be More Productive

To be your most productive, you need to understand how to take better care of our body. How you treat your body does affect your freelancing work. Over time, bad body habits can negatively affect your freelancing productivity. Bad habits may also cause other health issues. And remember, your productivity is directly tied to your freelancing income. Being aware of how your body works best can actually … [Read more...]

Should You Outsource Large Freelance Projects? 8 Tips to Help

You need help. You've landed a great new project. Good news, right? Landing a big project should be good news. The trouble with this particular project is that it is just too big. You can't do it all by yourself and still meet the project deadline. What are you going to do? Have you ever been in this situation and wondered what to do next? Fortunately, as a freelancer, you have several … [Read more...]

How to Handle the Freelancing Crunch in 3 Easy Steps

Can you relate to the guy in the image? Are you overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time? Maybe you've overestimated how much work you could handle. Maybe you're experiencing some unexpected personal challenges. Or maybe you didn't say "no" when you really should have. In the end, the result is the same. You're experiencing the freelancing crunch and you need to figure out how to handle … [Read more...]

Where Is the Best Place for Freelancers to Work, Really?

One of the perks of being a freelancer is that you can work from anywhere, but should you? You may have visions of dragging your laptop or mobile device to the beach with you and happily working on your projects while enjoying the sea view. But the truth is that for many freelancers, the beach is a less than ideal work location. As a freelancer, I've tried working from many different locations over the … [Read more...]

5 Project Management Techniques Freelancers Should Use to Work Faster and Smarter

As a freelancer, you likely handle lots of projects. That's probably why 10 Free Project Management Applications is one of the most popular posts here on Freelance Folder. It only makes sense that you could learn from the techniques used by professional project managers. Even if you are the only one doing the work, you can still benefit from some project management techniques and simple project management … [Read more...]

12+ Things You Can Do While You’re Waiting

Do you like to wait? I know that I don't. Whether it's waiting for an appointment in the doctor's office or waiting in line, I always feel like I'm wasting time when I wait. However, waiting is a big part of freelancing. We freelancers do a lot of waiting. We wait to see if we got the project we applied for. We wait to hear back from a client. We wait to get payment after sending out an invoice. In … [Read more...]