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...]

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...]

Freelance Finances – What to Do with All that Money

Being a successful freelancer means you have the ability to earn a lot more money than you ever could with a full-time job. Therefore, it's very important that you have a good financial head on your shoulders. Otherwise, you could end up broke, in debt, or even lose your business. It's quite easy to forget about sticking to a budget or about saving when you're making lots of money, but are you prepared … [Read more...]

Why Freelancers Don’t Really Need a Business Plan

Pick up any old business book and what's the first thing they tell you that need to do before starting your business? Write out a business plan. While I can't speak for any other types of businesses, I've found that as a freelancer, business plans are utterly useless, and in some cases, harmful. Interestingly enough, larger companies are starting to come to the same conclusion. If you've ever read 37signal's … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

It's that time again. The New Year is upon us and as we look back at all we set out to accomplish in the past 365 days we also look forward and begin creating resolutions and goals for the year ahead. Unfortunately, very often our resolutions list looks very similar to last year's. In fact, although I don't know the exact statistics, it is likely the percentage of New Year's resolutions that are actually … [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...]