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Author: Simon Elstad

7 lousy habits ruining your growth as a freelancer

Freelancing is famous for its boom and bust cycles. Sometimes you are rolling in dough, other times you can barely put food on the table. Part of it cyclical. For example, during summer or holiday months work can be slow for some freelancers. Often times, it’s the freelancer’s fault. Along the way, we develop horrible habits that curtail our growth and keep us in the feed-starve cycle. Today we’ll explore some of these bad habits that hamper your growth and offer pointers on how you can shake them off and build a flourishing freelance career. Poor time management skills...

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Mobile apps to supercharge your freelance business on WordPress

WordPress powers almost 35% of online businesses and websites. The platform’s ease of use, abundant features and a supportive community makes it ideal to run your online business. Your website is an open business front that continually attracts visitors, serves customer needs, and even books you profits while you sleep. However, given the many tasks you must manage to keep you site going, keeping up can get exhausting fast. Luckily, mobile apps give you the ability and flexibility to manage your freelance business on the go. Whether you need to plan business strategy, schedule content, market your products or...

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6 must have project management skills for freelancers

There is more to being a freelance project manager than drawing pretty plans, barking out orders to team members on slack and sitting in your office sipping diet soda. Proper project management skills set apart successful freelancers from the rest Freelance project management is about leadership. It’s about getting stuff done through the application of skills, tools and specialized techniques to meet project deadlines and surpass project requirements. A freelance project manager is a master of different skills – a Jack or Jill with many talents. What elevates the best is that they get the job done, in time,...

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Invaluable Marketing Skills Every Freelancer Needs

Marketing is a core function in every business. It’s how you attract clients, convert them into paying customers and later into promoters of your freelance business. Whether you’re promoting your freelance business or marketing a client’s product, you need specific vital skills to succeed. Here are the most in-demand marketing skills that will take your freelance business to a higher, more profitable level. Writing Whether you’re putting together proposals or responding to client emails, solid writing skills set you apart from the competition. Writing forms a core mode of communication in most businesses. Clear, concise and error-free writing gets...

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8 effective strategies to grow your savings

Money. Most of us could do with more of it. Some people need a total makeover to salvage their financial situation. Money won’t buy you happiness or answer life’s big questions like what your purpose is, but at least you can feed your family and keep a roof over your head as you figure those out. Most of us, unfortunately, never seem to have enough of it. In fact, according to one survey, 6 out of 10 Americans can’t afford an emergency that requires $500! Today we discuss the top tips to save money, but before we even get...

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