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5 Benefits Of Registering A US Company For Freelancing

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I missed out on many great opportunities over the years.

I turned down clients who offered much higher rates. And I had to turn down partnership offers from some great companies.

These deals would’ve made me a much better freelancer. If only I had a PayPal account.

Popular payment services like PayPal and Stripe are still not fully available in developing countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. And it looks like the service won’t be coming to these countries any time soon.

Most clients don’t want to pay freelancers via direct wire transfers. And having to register with weird payment services that they’ve unheard of, always makes them less excited to hire freelancers from developing countries.

This has been a problem for me for many years. It’s not just about PayPal either. When I mention I’m located in Sri Lanka, a third-world country, many clients make lowball offers. And sometimes even never replies to an email.

I recently realized that there’s actually a solution to all these problems. And that is to register a company in the US.

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How To Write An Upwork Cover Letter: 5 Tips + Free Template

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One of the reasons most freelancers struggle to land clients on Upwork is failing to write a convincing cover letter.

The cover letter is the main component of your job proposal and if you don’t write it well, you won’t be able to get the client’s attention.

Each client who posts a job on Upwork gets dozens and sometimes hundreds of proposals from freelancers. And the only way to grab their attention is to write a cover letter that addresses their needs and requirements.

So if you’re new to Upwork and trying to land a client, keep reading. This guide will help you write better, more focused, and well-optimized Upwork cover letters to get more responses from your clients.

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How Tos

What Is An Invoice & How To Create One (+ Free Template)

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You’ve just completed your first client project.

And the client has asked you to send an invoice.

Now you’re probably wondering what’s an invoice? Are you supposed to get one from a bookshop? Or how to write an invoice for freelance work?

Well, if you’re asking these same questions, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.

When I first started working with clients directly without using any freelance marketplaces, I was also faced with the same dilemma.

Since freelance marketplaces don’t require you to send invoices to clients, I had no idea what they were or how to create them.

In this guide, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about using and generating invoices. I also made a free invoice template for freelancers. You can download it too. So keep reading.

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15+ Easy Productivity Tips For Working From Home

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If you’re new to the whole working from home thing, here are a few tricks you can use to keep yourself productive all day long.

In this post, I share some simple and easy productivity tips for working from home. Ones I’ve been using during my own freelance career.

Many people are working from home these days, especially due to companies switching to 100% remote teams.

Working from home may seem like a challenge at first, but with the help of these tips, you’ll be able to adjust to the new normal in just a few days.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

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15+ Best Tools For Freelancers (& Apps I Can’t Live Without)

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Today, I wanted to share with you some of the best freelancing tools that will help save you time and money.

In this list, I showcase some of the top tools, apps, and software freelancers can use to manage their clients, projects, invoices, fix errors, and basically supercharge your workflow.

I use most of these tools every day. I also included a few other tools, like time tracking apps, for freelancers who would find them useful.

If you’re a freelancer, or, at least hoping to become one, it’s worth checking out this list of freelance productivity tools because in this list I will tell you exactly how I use each of these apps to boost my freelance work.

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Working As A Freelancer: How Freelancing Changed My Life

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Freelancing is often considered to be “too hard” or “not for everyone”.

The funny thing is these terms are often defined by well-established freelancers who are making a comfortable living from it.

I’m not sure if they’re afraid of you taking over their jobs or if it’s just plain jealousy. Because my experience of working as a freelancer for over six years has been amazing and life-changing.

Sure, freelancing can be difficult at first. It took me over 4 years to get it right. Mainly because I had no one to ask for advice.

Nothing is ever easy. But, once you get on the right path, freelancing is also one of the most rewarding careers you can ever pursue.

Here’s how freelancing changed my life.

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