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How Tos

Freelance Contracts: When To Use Them And How To Create One (+ Free Template)

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I’ve been freelancing for many years and so far I haven’t signed a single freelance contract agreement.

One time, I had to sign a nondisclosure agreement but that was it.

That’s the beauty of working with international clients. It’s risky, but there’s no need for signing documents, contract agreements, or dealing with lawyers.

Of course, it’s the not the case for most other freelancers, especially for those of you who work with local clients. For those freelancers, a contract agreement can be much useful. But, you don’t need contracts for each and every client you work with.

So, when should you create a contract? And how exactly do you create a freelance contract agreement? Read along to find out.

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Must Reads

6 Lessons Freelancers Can Learn From Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a man I’ve been idolizing for many years.

I’ve learned so much from this man over the years and ever since I started working online as a freelancer, I found his advice to be invaluable.

Especially after following his Freelancer Course on Udemy, I was able to pick up a few valuable lessons to improve my freelancing career. For example, in one of the videos of his course, Seth explain the value of collecting testimonials from the clients we work with and using it to land better clients in the future. I’ve been asking for testimonials from my clients ever since.

Through this article, I will share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned from Seth Godin’s blog, books, lectures, interviews, and online courses. Hopefully, you’ll be able to pick up a few things to advance your freelance career as well.

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Must Reads

Do You Really Have To Love What You Do?

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Are you one of those people who live through the week counting days toward the weekend?

Do you hate waking up in the morning and going to work to do the same work over and over again?

Do you ever wonder what it would be like if you actually followed your passion and did that thing that you’ve always wanted to do?

Well, if you answered yes to any one of these questions, you’re obviously not living the life you’ve dreamed of and you are certainly not enjoying what you do.

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Interviews

Interview: Matt Dowling On Being A Freelance Photographer And The Importance Of Finding A Mentor

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Why do most freelancers fail? What can they do to fix it? Do freelancers need mentors?

In this interview, I talk about these burning questions and more with Matt Dowling, co-founder and director of The Freelancer Club and the director of Freelance Academy.

Matt freelanced for over 12 years before starting The Freelancer Club. You can learn a thing or two about becoming a successful freelancer from him. So, go ahead and start reading.

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Why Fiverr Is The Worst Place To Start A Freelance Career

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I recommend many platforms for freelancers for finding work. But, Fiverr is not one of them. Want to know why?

Fiverr is a platform that demeans freelancers by forcing them to put cheap price tags on their skills and services.

If you’re freelancer who’s just starting out or planning to become one, avoid using Fiverr to offer your freelance services. Here’s why.

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How Tos

How To Create The Perfect Freelancer Profile On UpWork

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It’s been several weeks or maybe months since you signed up as a freelancer on UpWork but you still haven’t had any luck landing a job.

Sound familiar to you?

Having an incomplete freelancer profile or a profile with poor copy is one of the main reasons why most freelancers have a hard time landing clients on platforms like UpWork.

Because when you apply for a job on UpWork, the first thing your client do is checking your profile to learn more about you. And an incomplete or a bad profile might give your clients the wrong impression of you.

UpWork, Freelancer.com, People Per Hour, Guru.com, are all great freelance platforms you can use as a starting point for your freelance career. However, just registering an account and filling it up with some random text is not going to work out well for you.

If you’re serious about making a career as a freelancer, the first thing you need to do is create a complete and an attractive freelancer profile.

So, here’s what you should include in your UpWork freelancer profile.

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