Google Primer: Free Digital Marketing Lessons

Google (yes, that Google) has quietly put together one of the best small business resources out there... and it's perfect for freelancers and the self-employed. Google Primer is an Android and iOS app that offers up quick business and marketing lessons on your smartphone. The...

How To Deal With Flaky Clients

If you work for yourself, odds are you've had a flaky client. You know what these clients are like. They don't answer emails or phone calls on time. They're distracted when you finally talk to them. They want you to do work that isn't...

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: A Guide

Reddit is one of the internet’s most popular destinations, and with good reason. The news aggregation, content sharing, and message board site has millions of daily users discussing everything from science to cool pictures. It’s also one of the best resources around if you’re a...

Freelancer Negotiation Skills (And Self-Employed Too)

There’s something funny about self-employment for a lot of folks who have multiple clients: Despite the fact that they’re good at what they do, they’re uncomfortable negotiating rates and contracts. Freelancer negotiation skills aren’t something that pop out of the ether like a magical...

Fiverr Algorithm Changes: What To Know

Fiverr, the popular freelance services marketplace, is changing its algorithm. The company is tweaking their search placement algorithm over the next few months--which means changes for Fiverr’s buyers and sellers. Fiverr Algorithm Changes: What’s Happening According to a Fiverr forum post, testing is taking place to...

The Onion On Freelancing: Freelance Lessons From A Fake Newspaper

The Onion On Freelancing
Thank the skies for The Onion. The satirical news site really, really understands what it’s like to be a freelancer. A few weeks ago, The Onion ran a story called Freelancer Loves Being Able To Barely Scrape By Livelihood On Own Schedule, and we won’t...