Why You Need to Start Curating a Portfolio Today

Mar 10, 2014

Curating a portfolio of your best freelance work is vital to developing your freelance career.

Inside this article we take a look at what a portfolio is, why you need one, and what you should include in it.

When Should You Quit Your Dayjob?

Mar 03, 2014

Quitting your job to freelance is a huge decision, and not one to be taken lightly.

Before you even consider handing in your notice, make sure you’ve read this article.
We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of working a dayjob vs freelancing on your own.

How to Choose and Approach a Business Mentor

Feb 24, 2014

One thing many novice freelancers don’t do is seek out mentors in their chosen field.

Find out why pairing up with a business mentor might prove useful, and how to seek one out.

A Beginner's Guide To Finding Freelance Work

Feb 03, 2014

In this article, we explore a range of approaches that can be followed to find your first freelance client.

If you’re struggling to land work, look no further!

We recommend giving all of the options a try, even if that means stepping outside your comfort zone. Learn how tapping your network, exploring online job boards, and even cold calling can work wonders for your small business.

Position Yourself For Freelance Success Through Market Research

Jan 27, 2014

Learn how conducting an in-depth analysis of the market for your freelance services can benefit you, and position you for success.

You’ll do this both through looking at what your competitors are doing, and at what your customers need.

  • Learn how to price and package your services
  • Discover the marketing materials you need
  • Get ideas for the services you should offer
  • Begin to understand who your ideal clients are

What Should I Do For Work? How to Decide Your Freelance Services

Jan 21, 2014

Who wouldn’t want to be a freelancer?

You’re your own boss. You get to work from home and set your own hours. You can expect a higher paycheck than people on a long-term contract working in a similar position.

Dreaming of freelancing is one thing. Setting up a freelance business is another altogether.

To launch a freelance business, you need a service you can sell. This could be a skill-based service, such as writing, web design, or programming. Or you could be an expertise-based freelancer. If you plan to sell your expertise, you’ll work as a consultant, a coach, an author, or a speaker…

How to Act Like a Professional - Even When You Don't Feel Like One

Jan 13, 2014

Do you ever doubt whether you really have what it takes to run a freelance business?

For most clients, professionalism is sometimes more important than your skill level, as long as you’re competent at the service you offer.

Read on to find out how acting like a professional can positively effect the quality of your work.

Synchronize FogBugz with Cashboard

Dec 23, 2013

One of our customers created a command-line utility to synchronize Cashboard Tasks with the FogBugz Bug Tracking system.

If you’re a Cashboard customer who also uses FogBugz, this could be very useful for you.

Best practices — How to write a project proposal

Dec 16, 2013

Sending a project proposal to a client is an effective way of getting them to make a decision on whether or not to hire you.

In this article we discuss best practices to gather information from your clients, then craft a custom proposal that’s both professional and persuasive.

New freelancers and veterans alike will find something useful inside…

Marketing Tools to Drive Online Sales this Holiday Season

Dec 11, 2013

Are you using the most effective marketing tools to drive online sales?

Are you tracking conversions, A/B testing, and taking advantage of retargeting? We examine the top 3 tools you might be missing out on. Part 2 of a 2 part series.

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