The Ultimate Freelancing Guide

In cooperation with Toptal we are recommding this must read guide for freelancers. It provides everything you need to know in order to succeed in your career as a freelancer. This guide is for skilled professionals thinking about making the jump into freelance work, and for current freelancers interested in uncovering best practices. You’ll find information on a wide range of topics relevant to all types of flexible work: registering as a business and managing personal finances; marketing your services and finding engagements; pricing your rate and collecting payments.

Throughout the guide, we’ll include tips and best practices sourced from experts in the Toptal talent network. These experts bring many years of experience freelancing across a variety of skill areas including software engineering, design, finance, and product management.

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Handling your freelance Work-life balance

Working from home may sound like a dream job, but it may be hard to handle everything that you need just by yourself sometimes. There are many situations in which people find themselves lost, because they don’t have a great plan. Let’s say that you have a family, like most of us do, or at least you live with a roommate, a friend, or with someone else. How to make time for everything? We will guide you through some different situations and help you to find the right answer for your particular ‘problem’! Let’s start!


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How to start your day on the right track as a freelancer

Working as a freelancer has its perks and its flaws. It is important to start your day on the right track to be as productive as possible but also as motivated as possible. So what makes one day more productive and more enjoyable than another? Let’s take a look at some simple pieces of advice that could change the way you start your mornings.


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When is it OK to say no to a job offer?

This is an issue that is mostly bothering new people who have entered the freelance world and feel that they should accept almost any offer that comes their way. What a lot of them forget is that experience is gained through work, some more challenging projects can’t be done without it and you have none. Think about the job offer before you make a move, take a moment to sit back and imagine yourself working on that project. If everything is telling you that you aren’t fit for it, then it’s better to say no then to get bad feedback before even starting your freelance career.

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How much should you charge for your work as a Freelancer?

This is a common issue that we all encounter during our freelance career. You enter a space where you find a wide range of prices that sometimes make absolutely no sense. Some article writers will charge per hour, some per word and their price range can be pretty wide. You, as a newcomer become confused and have no idea what to do. Should you follow the one that has the lowest price, the one in the middle or the one with the highest price? The answer is none. You should always have a minimum price for your work calculated before you start sending the proposals. Continue reading “How much should you charge for your work as a Freelancer?”

Time Management Tips To Make Your Day More Productive

So you started freelancing, finally quit your 9 to 5 job and made your dreams a reality. Remember that time when you were telling everyone “if I could work from home I would be able to work 10 hours a day!” How did that turn out? It took me about 3 months to start slacking and delaying my work for tomorrow that never came. I always ended up working on weekends because of this and I know a lot of you have the same problem. So what can we do about it? Here are my ten cents. Continue reading “Time Management Tips To Make Your Day More Productive”

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Freelancer

We all know how a project that we started can be the most important thing in our lives for a period of time and we want to see it through all the way to the finish line. What do we need for that? Competent people and possibly experts who would contribute to the project with their knowledge and experience. Small company owners usually don’t have that kind of staff so they go beyond their company and look for contractors elsewhere. This is where freelancers should come in regardless of what you are doing and what your project is about. Here is why. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Freelancer”

What Makes a Good Freelancer

Freelancing is a specific kind of job. If you aren’t working on a group project there will be no boss, no PR service, contact with your clients is completely up to you. All of this requires more skills than just your profession. You need to be flexible, good with words and ready to adapt to different types of people you will meet along the way. This is why we are asking the question, what makes a good freelancer? Continue reading “What Makes a Good Freelancer”