Business Tips

An archive of posts about starting your freelance business. Learn handy tips such as what to include in a business plan, how to set up a website, and ways to get the most out of your workspace.

  • Why You Need a Privacy Policy as a Freelancer (and How to Write One)

    Why You Need a Privacy Policy as a Freelancer (and How to Write One)

    Feb 03, 2023

    • Business Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    If you’re a new freelancer starting your own business, you may not have considered creating a privacy policy yet. However, no matter how many clients you have, a privacy policy is required by law in many countries. If you’re unsure of how to create one (or what exactly it is), read on to learn more. […]

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  • How To Make More Money as a Freelancer

    How To Make More Money as a Freelancer

    Feb 01, 2023

    • Business Tips
    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    Freelancing can be a flexible side hustle or a fulfilling full-time career. But the nature of freelancing means you might be making less money than you could be. In this blog post, we explain how you can boost your freelance income by: Read on to find out how you can make more money as a […]

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How to Spring Clean Your Freelance Business

  • How to Turn a Hobby into a Freelance Business

    Jan 25, 2023

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    • Freelance Tips

    If you love reading, enjoy spotting errors, or even like to do some informal proofreading in your spare time, you could turn your hobbies into a freelance editing business. Or maybe you have another pastime that you’d like to start doing professionally.  If so, this post is for you. We’ll explain how to turn a […]

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  • What Is a Freelance Retainer Agreement?

    Jan 20, 2023

    • Business Tips
    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    One of the toughest challenges of freelance work is fluctuating monthly income, especially since bills and expenses tend to stay the same year round. While most freelance work is project-based, building solid relationships with clients helps ensure recurring work.  In addition, some freelancers can secure retainer agreements. A freelance retainer agreement means that a client […]

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  • Digital Declutter: 7 Satisfying Ways to Tidy Your Digital Workspace

    Jan 18, 2023

    • Business Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    If you’re a freelancer, you probably manage an endless stream of files and emails from various clients. So it’s important to make time to carry out a regular “digital declutter” so that you can work more efficiently and easily find the information you need. And, just like cleaning out your desk drawers, it can be […]

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  • 3 Ways Kanban Boards Can Help You Grow Your Freelance Business

    Jan 15, 2023

    • Business Tips
    • Freelance Software and Tools
    • Freelance Tips

    Although most people think of Kanban boards as a collaborative tool for teams, they can also be useful for freelancers working on their own. In this post, we’ll discuss how you can use Kanban boards to grow your freelance business. What Is a Kanban Board? Kanban boards are a type of visual project management tool. […]

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  • Freelance Tips: How to Prepare for a Christmas Break

    Dec 05, 2022

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    • Freelance Tips
    • Lifestyle Tips

    When it comes to the holidays, do you finish all your planning and shopping months in advance or do you prefer to leave the preparations until the last minute? Whatever you prefer, if you’re a freelancer, you must make one important holiday plan early: prepare your business so you can take a well-deserved Christmas break. […]

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  • 5 Financial Planning Tips for Freelancers

    Nov 28, 2022

    • Business Tips
    • Finance Tips
    • Freelance Tips

    As a new freelancer, planning your finances can be daunting. But with proper execution, it doesn’t have to be that stressful! Today’s post will walk you through five helpful financial planning tips: Monitor Your Income and Expenses Having a visual record of your income and expenses is key to knowing where you stand financially. It […]

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  • How to Pick a Niche as a Freelance Proofreader or Editor

    How to Pick a Niche as a Freelance Proofreader or Editor

    Nov 14, 2022

    • Business Tips
    • Clients
    • Finding Work
    • Freelance Tips

    Picking a proofreading or editing niche can help you find clients and thrive as a freelancer. But what exactly is a niche, and how can you narrow down the subjects you want to specialize in? In this blog post, we’ll answer these questions and help you find the right niche for you. What’s a Niche […]

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  • 7 Tips for Effective Video Calls with Clients

    7 Tips for Effective Video Calls with Clients

    Oct 26, 2022

    • Business Tips
    • Clients
    • Freelance Software and Tools
    • Freelance Tips
    • Skills and Experience

    Freelancers often work remotely, meaning you may end up having a lot of video calls with clients. In this post, we’ll share some tips for video call etiquette that’ll ensure you look and sound your best every time. 1. Dress Professionally It can be tempting to dress casually when working from home. But remember, the […]

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