10 Things Every Freelancer Should Try at Least Once

Do you have a freelancer bucket list? Now, you might be wondering what a bucket list is. Simply put, it's a list of things you'd like to try, but never got a chance to do. It takes its name from the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, in which two aging and terminally ill men set out to do things they always wanted to do before they die. So, a freelancer bucket list is a list of things that you've wanted to try … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s Pros and Cons of Participating in Interviews

If you've been actively promoting your freelancing business and demonstrating your expertise in your field, chances are that eventually you will be asked to participate in an interview. The interview request could come from another freelancer, a blogger, or it could come from a member of the mainstream media. Often, freelancers are uncertain about how to handle such requests. In this post, we'll discuss the … [Read more...]

Ed Gandia on a Day to Recognize Freelancers Everywhere

Freelancers work hard. Very few people realize how hard we work. Now, however, there's a day to recognize all freelancers. If you've been a freelancer for any length of time, you probably know the name Ed Gandia. Not only is he one of the regular contributors here on Freelance Folder, but he's also one of the co‚Äďauthors of the helpful book, The Wealthy Freelancer. Ed has another project up his sleeve, … [Read more...]

Ten “Little” Things That Can Keep You from Getting Your Dream Gig

You know that you're qualified for this project. You excel at every single requirement that the prospective client has listed in their job posting. In fact, this is your dream project. You apply for the project and you fully expect that it's just a matter of time before you start work. After all, this gig was practically made for you. Sadly, days, and then weeks, pass without any word from the client. … [Read more...]

Interview With Adrian Diaconescu of Rubiqube – We Talk About Design, Blogging and Freelancing

Hey folks, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Adrian Diaconescu of Rubiqube. In this interview we talk design, blogging and freelancing. Enjoy! :) Jon: Hi Adrian, thanks a lot for taking the time for this interview. Can you tell our readers a little about yourself? Where you're from, what you do? Adrian: Like I said, Jon, I'm a big fan of Freelance Folder and it's really an honor for me to be … [Read more...]

Ten Killer Interviewing Tips

As a Technical Writer, I have had to interview hundreds of computer professionals to better understand the technology that I would be documenting. Programmers, Quality Assurance, Implementation, Sales, Management, Customer Service, Training... I have interviewed them all! The following article reveals tips you can use to optimize your interview experience and get the information you seek. Interview in the … [Read more...]

Web/Graphic Designers Interviewed On VandelayDesign

Hi folks, just a quick post to let you know that Steven at VandelayDesign interviewed 10 web and graphic designers, some of them you probably already know. You can read the whole post on VandelayDesign. Who got interviewed? Alen Grakalic of CSS Globe Jon Phillips of Freelance Folder (that would be me) David Airey Matt Griffin of Liquid Design Media Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks Connor … [Read more...]

Is It Stupid (Or Crazy) Enough To Work?

I used to work in sales and marketing for a big telecom company here in Montreal before I decided to go solo. It was a big building, 14 floors I think. On each floor you had a different department (or many). I remember the 9th floor where all the creative people used to spend their days; designing the next version of the website, the colorful posters, writing kick-ass sales letters, thinking of a new logo and … [Read more...]