A Freelancer’s Ultimate Christmas Wish List

It's that time of the year again -- kids are making Christmas lists and dreaming about what they'll receive on Christmas morning. I thought it was time that we shared our own version of what many freelancers might like to receive. I've tweeted this question on Twitter and we've talked about it on the Freelance Folder Fan Page. Based partially on those responses and also on what I would like to receive … [Read more...]

50+ Free Resources for Writers, Bloggers, And Other Freelancers

Do you maintain a blog for your freelance business? Are you a freelance writer, blogger, or someone who writes regularly? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this article is for you. From organization, to finding ideas, to doing the research -- there are dozens of free resources that can help you write better. In this post, we've found 50 that we think will be valuable to you. Here are 50 … [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...]

10 Things To Keep In Mind When Starting Out As A Freelancer

So you've realized after many years that your day job is not giving you what you want and you know you have the skills to start earning money on your own. You know people out there are already doing it... and doing it really good. Think you could do it too? Well, you definitely could and if you've decided to take the plunge then go for it. But before you start your freelancing career, here are 10 things you … [Read more...]

7 Essential Set Of Tools For Everyone Who Earns A Living Online

If you are a full time web-worker earning your living through the internet, I am sure you would agree that for every task you can think of, there are more tools on the internet then you can imagine. Sometimes it can become really difficult to chose the tools that will do the job right. Today we decided to list out seven such tools or rather sets of tools, which are essential for every web-worker no matter the … [Read more...]

Working From Home – 5 Tips To Avoid That Dreaded Loneliness

Recently Mary wrote a post on FSw about her loneliness as a freelance writer and how badly she missed human company. Although Mary ended the post on a positive note, talking about the benefits of working from home, this is a topic which probably concerns everyone out there who is working from home. Man is a social animal. Working from home, it's never easy to just stay glued to your computer for the entire … [Read more...]

5 Useful Things You Could Do Tomorrow

With my previous guest post, I have explained that there are all sorts of useless tasks which end up making maximizing results as far as your personal productivity level is concerned next to impossible. I have referred to 5 of the absolutely useless things which most people do on a daily basis and, as a logical follow-up, here are 5 extremely useful things which you could start doing tomorrow: 1) Get Up … [Read more...]

7 Common Misconceptions About Web-Working And Earning A Living Online

The thought of earning a living online does indeed seem quite appealing to more than a few folks and, just as with anything else which is that popular, there are a lot of misconceptions which you need to be aware of and here are 7 of the most common ones: Earning A Living Online is a Piece of Cake A lot of people seem to think that publishing a website is all there is to making money online but, fortunately … [Read more...]