If you do any kind of freelance work, whether that is photography, social media consultant, or programmer, you understand how valuable your time is. At the same time, there are so many tools that the freelancer needs to have at their disposal to get ahead in the game.
We have a list below of some of the most popular freelance apps that someone may have in their arsenal to get the job done. It should be noted that this covers a wide range of occupations and so job specific apps like CSS cheat sheets or blogging iOS apps are not featured here. Everything comes from a general productivity understanding.
For some of you full-time bloggers and missionaries out there, you know what it means to work on your own, be self-motivated, and have the financial worries that come along with it.
Freelancing, whether it is as a Christian out spreading the Gospel as a missionary, doing photography or graphic design for several big and small businesses, the idea of working for yourself whenever you want sounds attractive, but the work that goes into it is extremely tough.
However professional you might be, it isn’t just your ability to write or the right attitude that will bring in the money, it is also how you project yourself as a writer that will.
You could keep writing marvelous pieces and ‘sending’ endlessly.
Result: A hit sometimes, but most times a miss.
If you are one clued-up newbie freelance writer, here are a few tips to make it work for you.
You work when you want, where you want. And since that sets the tone for the day, it is imperative that you introduce and maintain a sense of ‘schedule’. If you don’t, you will end up fighting for time, rushing against deadlines and delivering hurriedly written pieces that are shoddily prepared and sloppily edited.
A disciplined approach will enable you to write well and perform better. It will also force others to take your work seriously. You need to set yourself a routine that gets you going smoothly through the day!
Did you know that,
“Almost 80% of independent workers will be stiffed by clients in their careers. Going after deadbeats takes time and money, so many freelancers have to walk away.”
If you’re a freelancer, this isn’t news, this just means you’re not alone!
How do you create website mockups for clients in light of responsive design? Or do you simply mock the site and the client sees the mobile version later?
At some point, this is going to have to change. With the mobile web bursting as the seams, you’re going to need to address this. If not by necessity, then this could be something that sets you apart or ahead of everyone else.
But who wants to mock-up three versions? (Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone)
Here’s an interesting solution (and free PSD):
This notepad is awesome — a must-have for designers!
Sure, you can use one of those nifty note taking apps, but this note taking device doesn’t take batteries.
I love the details on it, check it out:
Are you part of the Freelance Revolution?
Because of the Internet, freelancing has become a reality for more people, today, than ever before.
Here are the statics of this ever growing trend — this, Freelancing Revolution:
When you first start freelancing and getting farther and farther from “The Mothership,” it can be intimidating.
Here’s the scenario:
You get contacted by someone or someplace that wants a website. How exciting is that!?! Congratulations!?! You meet with the client, you fire-off a million inquisitive questions to get a better handle on the project and your brand new client is very impressed.
You begin to dive into the design and keep in close communication with your favorite (and only) client. You learn about the effects of miscommunication and that it happens no matter how many questions you ask. Finally, after more hours that you ever imagined, the site is finished and launched!
You’re very excited. After all, you launched it three days early.
Four weeks later, they still haven’t paid you.
If you’re looking for high quality media for your Church or organization, you need to browse around CreationSwap.
Search for royalty-free stock photos, Church bulletins, sermon art, logos and more! You’ll find plenty of excellent resources shared freely or sold by Christian artists from around the world.
You should also consider joining CreationSwap.
By signing up with CreationSwap, you can contact artists, view portfolios and post jobs for free.
Photographers, designers and artists should also consider signing up. CreationSwap is a great place to showcase, critique and connect with other artists.