14+ Useful Twitter Apps to Help You Grow Your Freelance Business

Twitter is a great social media tool for freelancers. It can be used for marketing, networking, to find jobs, and so much more. Plus, it's free. If you've been reading Freelance Folder for a while, you know that we've already published a lot of helpful posts on how to get them most out of Twitter. One of the great things about Twitter is that there are a lot of third party tools available to expand how … [Read more...]

7+ Social Media Resources You Probably Should Be Using for Your Freelancing Business

Are you getting the most from your social media participation? Most experienced freelancers already understand the benefits of being involved in social media. They already know that social media is a great (and still mostly free) option for networking, getting the word out, and other types of marketing. But most freelancers don't really make the most of the social networks that they are in. Many social … [Read more...]

21 Freelancing Social Media Faux Pas

You've heard how wonderful a tool social media is for freelancers. For little to no cost and a minimal time commitment you can find exposure for your freelancing business that used to be beyond the reach of most solo professionals. But don't take social media too lightly. To get results, you need to learn to use it effectively. Sadly, many freelancing professionals fail to get the kind of results they would … [Read more...]

How Freelancers Can Brand Themselves Using Twitter Trends

Trending on Twitter was a difficult undertaking just a few years ago. If you were a major celebrity who a lot of people liked, you would have a shot. If you were famous and said something really stupid, you had a fighting chance. If you were at any point a well known name and you suddenly croaked, you have an 80% probability of trending high on the social networking site. With this in mind, it is no shock … [Read more...]

Ten Rude Twitter Habits to Break Today

Many freelancers enjoy connecting on Twitter. It's a simple application that's easy to learn, yet it has a huge number of apps that can be added to expand its functionality. Plus, most freelancing specialties have a large Twitter community. From personal experience, I know that there's a large writing community on Twitter. I know that there is also a large design community there as well as communities for … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Have You Changed How You Do Social Media?

Several years ago we asked you about your favorite social media platform. At the time, most of you preferred networking through Twitter, with Facebook being the second choice. Well, times have changed. Most of the social media platforms have added new features in the past few years. More people than ever are using social media. There are also many new apps out there for social media. And, of course, … [Read more...]

7 Popular Social Media Myths Freelancers Can Ignore

Social media is big news these days. Nearly every week we hear something different: This social media company has gone public and is valued at $$$$ That large company just launched their own social media platform This celebrity just embarrassed themselves on social media ?% of all adults are now on a particular social media platform The list of news items about social media goes on and on and there's … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Long-Distance Clients

The ultra-fast growth of information and communication technology has been a boon to freelancers. We're no longer limited to the prospective clients in our communities. Nowadays, we can market to and collaborate with clients--even if they're half the globe away from us. We can accept payments instantly from almost any country. The world has become very small, indeed, for freelancers. Communicating with … [Read more...]

3 New Twitter Apps I Can’t Live Without

If you're like most freelancers, you probably rely a great deal on Twitter. In this post, I will share three more extremely valuable new Twitter tools that I have started to use. They all make my busy online life way less complicated and help me to keep up with the ever-dynamic and lively Twitter in a timely manner. Take a look. If you are a heavy Twitter user like me, I am sure they will be useful for you … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Twitter Newspapers

Are Twitter newspapers effective for freelancers? For the past few months, I've been seeing links to online "newspapers" pop up in the Twitter stream. In fact, we first discussed Twitter Newspapers on Freelance Folder in an Open Thread a few months ago. Since online social media newspapers seem to be becoming more popular, I decided to take a closer look at this trend. In this post, I'll explain what a … [Read more...]