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.
The exact steps in a typical project management process vary depending on who is doing the work and on the project requirements, but some project management steps are common to most projects. These are the techniques that freelancers can benefit from the most.
In this post, I identify five professional project management techniques that freelancers can use.
We freelancers talk a lot about Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them. But we rarely talk about the good clients.
In a way, it’s perfectly understandable. Almost every freelancer whose been at it for more than a month or two has a horror story about a client who didn’t work out. It helps to vent about those bad freelancing experiences.
However, identifying the good clients is just as important as staying away from the bad ones. All freelancers should develop their own checklist of what they are looking for in a client.
In this post, I’ll discuss good freelancing clients and explain how to recognize them. I’ll list fifteen characteristics that many good clients share. This is good starting place for developing your own client checklist.
What do you do when a freelancing project just isn’t right for you? Do you turn it down, or do you take it anyway?
Most freelancers already understand that they should say “no” to some clients. But often we freelancers just keep on saying “yes” when we know that we shouldn’t.
Why do we do it? Why do we accept projects when we know we shouldn’t? One reason is because we’re just not very good at turning work down.
In this post, I’ll give you seven ways to say “no” to those projects you know that you shouldn’t accept. I’ll also give you an opportunity to share some of your own tips on how to say “no.”
Are you just starting out as a freelancer? Have you been freelancing for a while, but now you’re stuck?
Either way, reviewing this post will help. In it, I share over 38 freelancing tips in our biggest list of freelancing success tips ever.
Freelancing can be hard. Really hard. You’ll get discouraged. You may even be tempted to quit.
There are challenges to be met. There are problems to solve. And it’s hard to remember everything.
This post can help you stay on track. It works great as a quick reminder for the experienced freelancer or as a checklist for a new freelancer.
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