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An Actionable Guide To Getting Started And Making $1,000+ A Month As A Freelancer
How Tos

5 Easy, Free Ways To Generate Invoices For Your Clients

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Start your freelancing career with a freelance site. Learn how to work with clients, how to get hired, win jobs, and deliver projects in time. Then start building relationships outside those platforms. But, never depend on freelance sites.

That’s the best advice I can give to all new freelancers and I’m sure any other experienced freelancer will give you the same advice as well.

Of course, working outside freelance platforms comes with several risks and challenges. Going after your clients to get your payments delivered is one them. In a later post, I’ll share some persuasion techniques and tips you can use to get your invoices paid quickly. First, you’ll have to learn how to generate invoices for your clients.

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Must Reads

15+ Lesser Known Freelancing Sites with Low Competition

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If you ask any well-established freelancer if he could suggest a good freelancing platform for you to get started, he’ll probably tell you not to rely on a freelancing site to find work because those sites pressure you to compete and lower your rates.

That’s true and it’s good advice. But, the truth is, we all have to start someplace and the chances are even those so called expert freelancers have used a freelancing site at some point in their career to score a project or two.

The first freelancing site I used was Elance (now known as UpWork). I didn’t get many jobs on this platform, but I used it to connect with clients and build long-term partnerships. At the time, there wasn’t too much competition on Elance so landing a job was easier than it is today.

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Freelance Tips

The 5 Worst Mistakes Made by Freelancers, and How to Avoid Them

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It was Albert Einstein who 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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How Tos

How To Find Motivation To Keep Working When You Don’t Feel Like It

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I feel lucky to be able to say that I love my work and truly mean it. Not many people can say that about the field of their work or their job because most people find their day jobs to be boring, demeaning, and exhausting.

I know that because I went through several 9-to-5 jobs before starting out as a freelance writer. I worked at two local advertising agencies as the lead graphic designer and I hated every minute I spent working at those places. I didn’t even last more than 6 months at those jobs.

Writing has always been my passion. I started writing silly short stories and poems ever since I was about 12 years old, that’s way before taking my first freelance job at a local tech magazine. You can probably imagine how big of a deal it was for me when I discovered that I could actually write for a living.

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Interviews

Interview: Zoe Hughes On Standing Out As A Freelance Copywriter

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Zoe Hughes is a successful freelancer from the UK specialized in SEO copywriting. She’s been freelancing for quite some time and has a great amount of experience in the field.

I invited Zoe for the very first Freelancing Hacks interview. I think you’ll find her story to be quite informative, especially if you’re planning on switching to freelancing or want to learn about how to survive as a freelance copywriter. She was kind enough to offer useful advice for people looking to start out in freelancing. Keep scrolling down to read about what she had to say.

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How Tos

Beat Your Competition By Signing Up With New Freelancing Sites

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Freelancing is a competitive field of business. Some find it hard to believe that working from home using a computer take this much effort, but only freelancers know the real struggle behind the screens.

Millions of freelancers from different fields are competing for jobs through sites like Freelancer.com and UpWork. The competition is fierce and offering lower prices than the others is no longer an option for scoring clients. So you need to be on the lookout for new opportunities.

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