The current pandemic has forced the entire world into lockdown. As people stay home to protect themselves against this dangerous virus, businesses and companies from all industries have had to rethink their business models to suit our new reality. In this article, we discuss Virtual Agencies – The Future Of All Agencies?
Has working from home during these challenging times been difficult for you? It is understandable as not everyone has the capacity to be efficient if they have to stay at home. After all, it is a place that most of us associate with rest and fun rather than work. In this article we give you some Ideas That Will Improve Efficiency While Working From Home.
Being able to follow their own schedules and work in the comfort of their own homes, freelancers definitely have it good. The advantages are plenty, which is why a good chunk of young adults prefer to work as freelancers rather than sell their souls to the corporate world. In this article we share 9 Tools Every Freelance Designer Needs.
I can’t understand why it happens, but it’s common. Customers want work done fast, but won’t extend the same urgency to getting you paid for it. Like with most issues in a client relationship, it can be alleviated by setting some expectations upfront. In this article we talk about How Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid
In recent years, the internet has given rise to what is now known as the gig-based economy. From copywriters, designers and even virtual assistants, the gig-based economy has enabled even the humblest startup to access a much wider talent pool. In this article we discuss 4 Things Your Freelancer Wants You to Know.
Like any entrepreneur, advanced freelancers should be working on their business, as well as in it. The sales process is the first thing I worked on, and optimised, because of the importance of it. This guide will take you through finding leads, discussing the project and closing the deal. A sales process for advanced freelancer should take up at least 20% of your time during engagements. And 100% of your time in a dry spell.
Writing proposals has to be the most time consuming and least motivating part of freelance work. A lot of effort goes into the production and presentation, making sure all the client’s questions are answered as well as having answers for any questions that might come up in the future. There is a trick to delivering proposals that don’t require the typical production values, although you still have to write them.
Many of you have transitioned from being full-time employees to freelance workers, but during that transition, you lost some direction. You may have been spending more time on client work than planning your own future, but we have some easy tips to help you get ahead while freelancing, even if you feel behind.
Graphic design—you may think the profession is all about art, but the reality is much different. All professional graphic designers have at least one story about a “hellish” client. Client demands can get in the way of a designer’s creative process, making things complicated. It might be unpleasant, but putting up with difficult clients and delivering as ordered is part of the job. Graphic designers, thus, should master the art of compromise.
A freelance niche refers to a small segment of the total market that buys freelance services. This can be defined as a “horizontal” segment, usually focused on a particular service, like “Logo Design”. And a “vertical” segment, focused on a particular sector of an industry, like online retail. Ignore broad service segments (horizontal), because nobody seeks out services. They want to solve their problems. Instead, I’ll try to convince you to focus on the problems of a specific industry (vertical). The goal is to spend the least amount of time winning work, and more time billing.