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Freelance Tips

6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment service still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. Including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Iran, Sri Lanka, and many more.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients.

Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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7 Worst Freelance Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Are you keep getting rejected by clients? Or are your clients keep asking for discounts? Or for more revisions?

Then see if you’re making these freelancing mistakes.

But, don’t worry. We all make mistakes when starting out. That’s how we learn to improve.

It was Albert Einstein once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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10+ Easy Ways Freelance Illustrators Can Make Money Online

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One of the most difficult things about being a freelance artist is finding work.

Finding freelance illustration jobs online is not an easy task either. Search any popular freelance platform and you’ll find less than 100 outdated job postings for illustrators.

And waiting for commissions can be quite depressing too.

No need to be discouraged. There are many different ways you can make money online as an illustrator.

In this post, I’ll show you some of the ways other freelance illustrators make money online. And prove to you that you can really make money drawing and selling your art online.

Keep reading to find out how.

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21+ New Low Competition Freelancing Sites You Should Join in 2022

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Don’t you just hate it when the freelancing platform you’ve been using for years suddenly raises their platform fee to a ridiculous amount?

This not only forces us, freelancers, to raise our prices but also causes us to lose our repeating clients who often feel unhappy with sudden price changes.

UpWork now makes all of its users go through the same experience by using a new scheme of platform fees that is aimed at charging heavily from freelancers.

As soon as the news came out, most UpWork freelancers started looking for alternative platforms to avoid having to lose their money or having to raise their prices.

If you’re one of those freelancers looking for a new platform to offer your services or even if you’re just starting fresh as a beginner, then this list is for you.

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5 Negotiation Tips For Winning Over Freelance Clients

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Not every client is going to agree with your point of view.

Especially when you’re negotiating project scope and price, most clients will often disagree with you.

Or suggest their own ideas that contradict your own ideas.

On such occasions, knowing how to respond to clients without being rude or hurting the client’s feelings is very important.

Today, I’m sharing a few negotiation tips and tricks you can use to convince your client to follow your own ideas. Or even help you earn more from the projects.

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5+ Email Templates You Can Use To Pitch To New Clients

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You don’t have to depend on freelance marketplaces to find work. There are so many ways you can find freelance work.

In a previous post, I showed you not one, not two, but 14 different methods for finding freelance work online.

One of the most effective ways to find freelance projects is to use job boards and contact clients directly via email.

Writing an email to a client to pitch for a job is not an easy task. Because your email needs to be perfect to win over the client.

Then again, you don’t have to be a master of the English language to write a great email either. You just have to learn to follow certain email etiquette when writing the pitch to appear more professional to your clients.

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