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...]

The New Year Is a Good Time for Freelancers to Review Their Freelancing Business

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Me either. In fact, I'm actually not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions, but I am a huge fan of business planning and goal setting. The fact is that for many people, their New Year's resolutions are already broken by March. This year, instead of making a list of resolutions that you may or may not keep, why not review your freelancing business and set … [Read more...]

4 Essential Elements of Freelance Business Planning

Some freelancers strongly advocate the use of business plans for freelancers. Other freelancers will tell you that you don't really need a business plan at all. So, which advice is right? Do freelancers need a business plan or don't they? In my opinion, both opinions are correct. While not all freelancers need to have a formal business plan like the kinds that you would take to the bank or to investors, … [Read more...]

Why Freelancers Really DO Need a Business Plan After All

I recently came across this post here on Freelance Folder. I must say I have to disagree with the idea that freelancers don't need a business plan. My disagreement isn't malicious nor do I have the intent to offend. But the fact is that I wholeheartedly believe that freelancers DO need a business plan. In this post I'll explain why. I'll describe some of the advantages of having a business plan and … [Read more...]

50 Questions to Ask Yourself after 6 Months of Freelancing

It's a well-known fact that most freelancers don't get performance reviews. For one thing, most private clients don't think of it. Even on bidding sites where clients can rate a freelancer, the ratings are not really that helpful. They just indicate whether a client was satisfied. There's no reason why you, as a freelancer, can't review your own performance. In fact, conducting a self-review from to time … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s Bucket List

In the 2007 film, The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life. Their list of things to do before they "kick the bucket" helps them approach their final days with a new … [Read more...]

5 Surprising Questions to Ask Before You Set Next Year’s Goals

Setting goals is an important part of running a successful freelance business. Right now, because we are at the end of the year, many freelancers are starting to think about their goals for next year. In general, setting goals is a good thing. Goals are standards that can help us measure our achievements. If your freelance business operates on a fiscal year, now is a great time to look at your … [Read more...]

Maximizing Results As A Way Of Thinking

I've written about why solid goals are the foundation you can build upon as far as productivity is concerned and I've also talked about why this process is one you cannot afford to neglect here on FreelanceFolder. This article will be all about analyzing things from the perspective of a person who is already on top of the goal setting process. In other words, this article will answer one of the most important … [Read more...]