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“My friend stole my business” and other freelance horror stories

October 9, 2023

Running your own business is scary enough, but there’s something about freelancing that can bring out the worst in people—from unpaid invoices to increased scope, and people who are just generally difficult to deal with. We asked our community to share with us their freelancing horror stories, and they definitely...

What is scaling

October 9, 2023

As your freelance career progresses and if you see fairly consistent success, you may start to think about scaling—growing your business. For some freelancers, this decision is made without them even noticing, as they bring in more support for the projects they’re selling and become an ‘overnight agency.’ For others,...

The Best Time Tracking Apps for Freelancers

September 4, 2023

We’ll level with you—we totally understand the freelancer’s resistance to time tracking. After all, you didn’t make the jump into this lifestyle just to punch someone else’s clock.

Scope Creep: What is it and how can freelancers prevent it?

September 4, 2023

You're a freelancer, making a living doing what you love. You've landed a project that seems promising, but the longer it goes on, the more you feel you’re doing extra work.

Being a freelancer makes you the ‘main character’ of your life and career

January 18, 2022

When it comes to being a freelancer now, everyone is ready to be the protagonist of their own career.

How to survive freelancer interviews and chats

January 18, 2022

You may have gone into freelancing to avoid ever having to do interviews. Well, sadly, in same cases you may have to. So here's a guide to interviewing as a freelancer.

Why freelancers need to create an environment of transparency, and not just around pay

January 18, 2022

"I once shared information with a freelancer group about a company who routinely paid my invoices late," she recalls. "They found out and ghosted me out of the blue, which put a big dent in my earnings that year. But I'm glad I did it, because other freelancers wouldn't have...

How to detach your self-worth from your work

January 18, 2022

When you wear every hat needed for your business to succeed, it's difficult to let your head get a rest. This is only made worse if you are defined by your KPI's. So how do you keep your work and your self-worth separate?

Everything freelancers need to know about publishing their first book

January 18, 2022

Are you thinking about writing and publishing your premier book? Whether it's your lit-fic magnum opus or a small collection of essays about your favourite celebrity beefs, we've got the info you need

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