Stay Productive While Traveling

15 Proven Tips to Stay Productive While Traveling

  There’s nothing like making a living from the comfort of your own home. Unless, of course, you’re working on the patio of your hotel room while soaking up the sun. For today’s digital nomad, freelancing is not limited to your home office. Location-independent freelancers have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. While professional and consistent work can be scheduled in between worldwide adventures, staying motivated and productive while traveling can be […]

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How Creative Freelancers Can Work Smarter with a VA

Creative freelancers—for example, writers, designers, web developers—tend to work alone. Unless you’re turning your freelance business into an agency, you’ll likely do a lot of your work solo. Maybe you’ve outsourced a bit, though not consistently, but I’m going to show you why getting a virtual assistant (VA) has huge benefits for creative freelancers. My Background I’m a solo freelancer with no dreams of scaling into an agency. While having an agency and hiring others […]

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8 Things to Know to Become a Freelance SEO Copywriter in 2019

  On the fence about becoming a freelance SEO copywriter? Well, guess what? Now’s the best time to get started! For one thing, the demand for excellent copywriters continues to rise. According to a study published by CopyHackers, demand for copywriting services has increased by 70%. Source: CopyHackers Second, freelance writers are paid good money. PayScale reports that the average freelance writer gets paid $23.90 per hour while excellent copywriters get as much as $55.88 […]

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Are You Standing in the Way of Your Freelance Growth?

  How to achieve freelance growth isn’t exactly a new subject. In the past, FreeeUp has covered a variety of related topics, including building a profitable sales funnel and gaining more visibility on Google. So many riffs on the same subject makes sense, right? After all, who wouldn’t want to grow their business? Taking the Goal by the Horns Recently, QuickBooks Self-Employed decided to look a little deeper — not just into the strategies contractors […]

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Top 14 Freelance Tools to Power Your Business in 2019

    As freelancers, we have access to a smorgasbord of online tools and apps to help power our virtual businesses. The challenge is deciding which ones to choose. It’s easy to get distracted by “shiny object syndrome” and run in circles chasing the latest invention. Or some of us may become frozen by indecision, daunted by the sheer number of choices. One helpful strategy is to outline the various parts of your business and […]

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How to Use Trello to Keep your Freelance Business Organized

  If you are a remote freelancer like me who has been in the industry for quite a while, you will understand how organization plays an important role in achieving a healthy work-life balance. Learning how to use Trello, a free project management tool, to keep clients and tasks organized is essential to running a freelance business. For newcomers, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by doing one project with one client to suddenly picking up […]

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Avoid these 7 Most Common New Freelancer Mistakes in 2019

  Are you just now embarking on a freelance career? If you’re new to the whole gig game, there are a few freelancer mistakes you are bound to make if you’re not careful. Freelancing is not a completely different world from the traditional office jobs that you may be have trained up in. It does have some unique characteristics, however, that you need to be aware of. And you’ll need to master them if you […]

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The 20 Hottest Skills on the FreeeUp Marketplace in 2019

  The future of work is quickly evolving as the years go by. A prediction made according to Forbes states that the majority of the workforce will be comprised of freelancers by the year 2027. If you’re already a freelancer or transitioning to remote work, this can be a huge opportunity to continue to enhance and expand your skills. Freelancing is no doubt currently in demand – there are many freelance websites where you can […]

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How Calendly Can Improve Client Meetings

  Why it’s Important to Improve Client Meetings Let me share with you one of my most valued freelancing secrets: Freelancers who aren’t organized don’t thrive. Sure, you may be happy with where you’re at right now, but let’s be honest — you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t feel some kind of need for help. With everything from deadlines to contacts to meetings, it’s key to sync-up your online business in order to stay […]

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