How Much Time Should I Devote to Freelancing?

Probably one of the questions that I get asked most often is "How much time will I need to spend on my freelancing business to succeed?" The answer is...it depends. I know freelancers who spend far more time on their freelancing business than any employer would ask of an employee. I also know freelancers who earn a good living working part-time hours. In this post, we'll discuss the amount of time that … [Read more...]

9 Things to Do Today So You’ll Get More Done Tomorrow

Do you want to earn more money. Simple. Get more done. At least, it sounds simple, but it's really not. As freelancers, our income depends partly on our productivity. That's why there are so many blogs and posts on how to be more productive. Despite all those posts about how to be more productive, I've seen very few on how to close your work day so that you can get more done the next day. Yet, the stage … [Read more...]

12+ Helpful Productivity Tools for Busy Freelancers

Productivity means money for freelancers. The more productive you are, the more you can earn. It's just that simple. Getting things done on time is one of the ongoing challenges of a freelancer. There are so many things that can slow you down. Part of being productive is knowing the right tools to use and using them. That's why I created this post. In this post, I share over 12 productivity tools that … [Read more...]

Stop Wasting Time Today

How much time do you waste in a typical day? Is it minutes, hours, or even more? The real answer might surprise you. All of those distractions add up. Worst of all a distracted freelancer is a less productive freelancer--and that can cost you money. In this post, I'll examine six surprising areas that may be wasting your time. Then, I'll suggest a strategy to help you avoid them. … [Read more...]

5 More Reasons to Try WordPress

Last month we talked about WordPress and why the demand for WordPress websites is only going to grow. That’s why it’s so important to get started now and be at the front of this trend. Today, I’d like to have Conrad Feagin - the founder of LearnWebDevelopment.com - explain why WordPress is so impressive and popular. But, first I have an announcement... LearnWebDevelopment.com’s last WordPress Bootcamp was … [Read more...]

33+ Real Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Anything Done

Is your to-do list growing? Do you feel like you're working hard, but not accomplishing very much? If your efforts aren't effective, there's a reason. In this post, I share over 33 real reasons why you're not getting anything done. Beware, many of these reasons will make some freelancers uncomfortable. … [Read more...]

Remote Project Management

Managing a team of telecommuters or remote freelancers may sound easy -- after all, you don’t have to deal with them as frequently or as personally as employees who work out of the same office as you. But if you’ve ever actually managed an off-site team, you probably know that it can quickly become more trouble than managing on-site employees if you aren’t careful. These five tips for keeping people on-task when … [Read more...]

12 Plus Ways for Freelancers to Focus and Stay on Task

Most freelancers work from home, where they are often bombarded by distractions. The doorbell rings. The dog barks. The phone rings. The kids scream and fight. And if all of this background noise weren't enough, there's also the distractions inherent to working online: websurfing, social media, email, online games, and so on. Does all this sound familiar? It should. This is just a typical day at the … [Read more...]

Manage Your Time Effectively Using the “Four List” Method

Some people hate them, other people love them. Software companies have even created apps to make keeping them easier. I'm talking about To Do lists, of course. When used properly, they can really help you to manage your time. Freelancers are busy people. There's no doubt about it. Discussions of time management are always among the most popular topics here at Freelance Folder. That's why today I'm going to … [Read more...]

Super Easy Timesavers for Super Busy Freelancers

Like most freelancers, my time is important. I have to spend it wisely if I want to earn a profit. Most days I face a challenging to-do list with more tasks on it than I could possibly accomplish. That's why I make it my mission to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. The alternative, working extra hours or missing a deadline, is just not acceptable. Of course, a mountain of self-help books, … [Read more...]