When you build your freelancing business, at some point the question of branding will come up. What do you want to call your business, and what image do you want to project?
This is when you’ll want to think hard about your freelancing business’ name and identity.
You have two choices: either use your personal name or come up with a “formal” business name.
Either one has advantages and disadvantages, which you’ll see below.
Posted September 28, 2010 in News
It’s been less than a month since we released the first version of The Client Machine, but thanks to your help and suggestions we’ve already completed enough updates to release version 1.1.
We’ve got a bunch of cool new features, most of which come from your suggestions:
- New & improved client area (with file sharing!)
- Integrated proposal status (auto-updated on approval!)
- Easy currency changing! You can switch in less than 30 seconds.
- Improved admin panels — see your invoices, proposals, and portfolio right in the admin area!
- And many more fixes and improvements!
If you’re already a Client Machine owner, you should have the new update and instructions in your email as we speak (that’s right, we give free updates =D).
If you haven’t purchased yet…
Having lots of clients is the goal for any freelancer who’s serious about business. The money is always flowing, your clients are happy and you’re working hard to maintain your reputation. The problem though, is the fact you haven’t seen the outside of your office for weeks, you dream about the next email you’re going to send to your clients, and you’re constantly checking your phone for client replies when you’re supposed to be like, doing other things.
Being a busy freelancer is much better than being a bored freelancer, but like with everything, it comes with its own set of problems. How do you deal when you have several projects going on at one time, and several more potential projects in the works? Most importantly, how do you keep your sanity?
Posted September 26, 2010 in Open Thread
From comments I’ve read on our forum, Facebook fan page, and blog posts it seems that many freelancers work mostly with people in their local area. Even though we all have an Internet presence, it seems like many prefer to work with clients who are located nearby.
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