Freelancing Articles

Find A Mentor To Get Ahead

Find A Mentor To Get Ahead

People learn in different ways. Some of us learn by doing, some of us learn by studying and some of us learn best from others. Some of us utilise a combination…

10 Years Remote

10 Years Remote

A colleague and friend of mine posted a link to Viktor Petersson’s reflections on a decade of remote work in Slack. As an advocate of remote working and digital…

Save Time By Qualifying Your Freelance Leads Early

Save Time By Qualifying Your Freelance Leads Early

There’s nothing worse than being multiple emails deep with a prospect, then realising they have a £100 budget for a £10,000 project. Well, perhaps if you’ve…

Freelancing Interview with Gaya Kessler

Freelancing Interview with Gaya Kessler

Gaya and I have worked closely together during the last 8 months for a mutual client. He’s taught me a lot and I’m thankful for our friendship. Chatting most…

Freelancing Interview with Suganthan Mohanadasan

Freelancing Interview with Suganthan Mohanadasan

Introduction As a remote freelancer, watercooler chats with colleagues are few and far between. In the interest of getting to know my peers a little better, I’m…

5 Ways Accomplished Freelancers Take Breaks

5 Ways Accomplished Freelancers Take Breaks

We all need time off from work. As a freelancer, contractor and/or business owner; taking a proper break can be easier said than done. I try to spend at least a…

Why You Should Step Out of Your Technical Comfort Zone

Why You Should Step Out of Your Technical Comfort Zone

An opportunity recently presented itself that would take me out of my technical comfort zone. As a web developer, I’m generally used to keeping on top of my…

The Importance of Sleep Routine When Working From Home

The Importance of Sleep Routine When Working From Home

I’ve struggled to maintain a regular sleep pattern for most of my life. In my younger years, I would often game until 01:00-02:00 on weekdays and 03:00-04:00 on…

How Successful Freelancers Retain Clients and Earn Repeat Business

How Successful Freelancers Retain Clients and Earn Repeat Business

As in most fields, customers you’re already in contact with, have seen what you can do and are happy with your product or service; are more likely to become…

Bad Habits You Should Break to Grow Your Freelance Business

Bad Habits You Should Break to Grow Your Freelance Business

We’ve all got our vices and it’s super easy to form bad habits when you’re your own boss. As freelancers, we often work alone for long periods. Freelancers are…

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Remote Worker

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Remote Worker

We’re all looking to better ourselves and become more successful. I’ve found that being proactive in my career development has given me an edge over the years…

5 Business Questions Every New Freelancer Should Ask

5 Business Questions Every New Freelancer Should Ask

I recently received an email from a close friend of mine asking for advice on how to set up a freelance business. My friend had been working as a graphic…

How to Start Freelancing From Home When You Have No Clients

How to Start Freelancing From Home When You Have No Clients

How can I start freelancing from home when I have no clients? A question that ran through my mind when struggling to find a permanent developer’s job back in…

Flexible Freelancing

Flexible Freelancing

I’ve found freelancing to be unpredictable at times; you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth and be flexible in a number of scenarios. Here are the lessons…

Freelancers: Remember, It’s All Work

Freelancers: Remember, It’s All Work

This is a short but sweet lesson I’ve learned during my time freelancing. The reason behind posting this now is that I’m going through a two week patch with my…

FreeAgent: Accountancy Software For Freelancers

FreeAgent: Accountancy Software For Freelancers

When I first started my remote development business I had little grasp of what was not only good bookkeeping practice, but what was legally required for me to…

I’ve Never Been to a Web Conference

I’ve Never Been to a Web Conference

Whether it be development based, design focused or an area that I specialise in such as WordPress, I’ve never had the urge to attend a web conference. Being a…

How to Get Your First Remote Development Job

How to Get Your First Remote Development Job

So you’re starting out as a freelance web developer and you’re ready to take on your first client. Now what? Here’s how I landed my first remote coding job, off…

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