Tag Archives: Freelancing

Must-Read Books for Every Freelancer

Must-Read Books for Freelancers: From Classics to Modern Gems

Freelancers are quite reading public. However, it’s not HOW MUCH your read, it’s WHAT you read and WHAT you get out of it. Here is the definitive list of books for freelancers.

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“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” Gustave Flaubert

There is no need in arguing about the importance of reading – not just for freelancers but for everyone. However, there are certain books for freelancers whose ideas and thoughts resonate with freelance work and the mindset of a freelancer more than others.

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Is Employee Monitoring Ethical?

Letter to freelancers who dislike screenshot monitoring

Hi! I am Ross. I am one of the creators of Screenshot Monitor.  I would like to address the small but loud group of freelancers who take a high moral stance against using screenshot monitoring. For example I’ve recently stumbled on this conversation on Reddit about our service (the highlights are mine):

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How to Organize Your Workspace

How to Organize Your Freelance Workspace for Maximum Productivity

It’s actually a way more important topic than you think. If you follow these simple recommendations, you will be amazed by the results they produce.

Are You a Freelancer Yet?

Old methods and approaches to working are slowly dying out. Days of well-groomed men in suits and ties hurrying on their way to the offices are long gone. Today’s office has expanded way beyond its four walls and freelancing is becoming increasingly important.

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Platforms freelancers can use to showcase their works

Top Platforms Freelancers Can Use to Showcase Their Works

For many freelancers, the hardest aspect of getting your business up and running is acquiring your initial set of customers. And with the U.S. projecting its workforce to be nearly 50.9% freelance in 2027, it’s imperative you’re able to cut through the noise and get in front of your target audience. However, with the wide range of platforms available today that allow you to show off your work, finding your ideal clients has never been easier.

To help drum up additional business and receive the greatest ROI from the time you invest in building out your portfolio, we’ve put together a list of the most popular freelance platforms to showcase your work and attract new clients.

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Top Payment Options for Freelancers

The universal goal of businesses and freelancers is getting paid for their efforts. In case of online work space, the payer and the payee may reside long away from each other. The financial transactions between a freelancer and a buyer needs a channel to take place. There are many ways to make it happen. Today I’ll discuss on some of the top payment options for freelancers as well as their clients.

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How to avoid scams on Upwork and Freelancer

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Scammers are not only targeting you via emails or lucrative ads, they are also common on Upwork (formerly oDesk), Freelancer.com and other freelancing marketplaces. If you are not cautious, it is easy to fall prey to scams on Upwork or Freelancer. Scammers will get their jobs done by you and then disappear without paying you for your efforts. Besides legitimate projects, there are several types of scams on online job portals. Let’s see how to avoid them. Continue reading