13 Great Sites for WordPress Tips, Tutorials, and Hacks

WordPress has become one of, if not THE, most popular open source blogging and content management systems around. With over 25 million websites and blogs powered by this award-winning web software and a continuously expanding community of developers, designers and contributors, freelancers who have the skills and knowledge to create WordPress websites are in high demand. Over 90% of my own freelance business … [Read more...]

10 (Plus) Great Free eBooks: My Top Picks for Freelancers

Is there a question about freelancing that you can't quite figure out, but are afraid to ask? Maybe you're considering starting a freelance business, but you're not quite sure that you know enough to get started. You need some help finding your answers. Fortunately, we're going to help you find those answers to your questions. Of course, at Freelance Folder we've already created a few really great … [Read more...]

25 Free SEO Add-ons for Mozilla Firefox

If you use the popular web browser Firefox and are interested in building up your freelancing business by using search engine optimization techniques, you're in luck. There are many free SEO add-ons available for Firefox. In this post, I'll share 25 SEO add-ons and explain why freelancers might wish to download SEO tools to their browser. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Books About Freelancing?

Recently, Amber shared a list of 35 Books All Freelance Web Developers Should Read. Her list is a great resource for web developers. In fact, I love to read. I always have a book that I'm in the middle of reading, or am about to read. Often, the books I read are about freelancing, but sometimes I just pick a book for fun. However, Amber's post got me wondering what books about freelancing our blog readers … [Read more...]

5 Quick SEO Tips to Help Freelancers Get Higher Search Engine Rankings

Search Engine Optimization is a long-term process that heavily involves on-page optimization, link building and other SEO techniques. Generally acquiring quality links is harder and more time-consuming compared to the on-page optimization. That’s why on-page optimization is a great white-hat way to boost your rankings in a short period of time. In this post, we will review five quick & easy SEO tips that can … [Read more...]

Focus on the Freelance Folder Forums

It's time to focus on our Freelance Folder forums. The forums are a great place for freelancers to hang out. Moderated by veteran freelancer, Behzad Jamshidi, who is the creative director and owner at DesignFacet, they have really grown to be a lively place. So much so, in fact, that it's time to focus on a few forum discussions that you may wish to check out: … [Read more...]

35 Books All Freelance Web Developers Should Read

If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that I absolutely love to read. I've always been a big reader, but since I've become a freelance I've made sure to read even more than usual, in the field of business, development and the web in general. Reading is essential to any developer's improvement. While blogs and magazines are great to read for a quick update, nothing replaces a good informative book. Even … [Read more...]

Over 50 Free SEO Tools and Much, Much More about Using SEO Techniques

SEO tools are something that every freelancer with a website or blog can use. A proper understanding of SEO techniques can provide greater exposure for your business by increasing the traffic to your website. In this post, I'll touch on some of the basics about SEO (or search engine optimization), share a few basic techniques, and provide a list of over 50 free tools that you can use to analyze how well your … [Read more...]

How to Beef Up Your Freelancing Skills

When you became a freelancer, you also became your very own human resource director. That means you're responsible for your own professional growth and development. Take this responsibility seriously, because this is what keeps you in-demand and able to charge higher than your competitors do. However, keep in mind that you need to continually improve two areas of skills: The specialized skills in your … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s iPhone

Freelancers can never totally disconnect. We’ve got to be around for client emergencies, constantly keep up on social networking and email, and get some work done while away from the computer. There’s no better portable tool for handling all these things than my beloved iPhone. I would sooner leave the house without pants than without my iPhone, and it's become one of the most important tools in my arsenal … [Read more...]