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Should Freelancers Show Pricing On Their Website

The debate continues on whether to display your pricing on your website for all to see. This is the question that freelancers ask all the time. Like any debate, there are arguments for and against showing pricing on your website. However, I’ve always been firmly on the “for” side. I’m hoping that this article will...
10/11/2020

3 Essential Tips for Start-ups – Don’t Get Bogged Down, Get Started!

A question most frequently asked by new entrepreneurs is, ‘What do I need to do to start my business?”. When you search the internet, you will find countless websites that have developed their own “Start-up Checklists”. Which may or may not be helpful. As a new business owner, you are inundated by numerous tasks, do...
06/11/2020

What Every Freelancer Should Know

The gig economy is soaring. For us freelancers, there is a great demand for our services across various industries and niches seeing a constant drop in traditional 9 to 5 jobs. But what nobody bothers telling you when you started freelancing is that you are essentially starting your own business. No matter whether you are...
06/11/2020

Why you should use freelance platforms.

An analysis of freelance platforms – Why you should use freelance platforms. This is part 2 of our blog series titled “An analysis of freelance platforms”. In part 2 we will briefly go over a few of the benefits of using freelance platforms, for both the talented seller and the serious buyer. These benefits include...
30/10/2020

How to Start Freelancing While Working Full Time: Part 3 (last 3 steps)

In part 3 of How to Start Freelancing While Working Full Time, we will look at another 3 handy steps in achieving your goal. Read Part 1 and Part 2 here to gain full insights on all the recommended steps. Here is a quick overview of the steps covered in Part 1 and Part 2:...
30/10/2020

Freelancers – Meet the New Workforce for Start-ups

You have worked hard on your concept, and have done all that is necessary to start the infancy phase of your business. What an exciting journey that lies ahead! Next on your To-Do list is essential – hiring the right workforce that suits your individual business requirements. Read on to discover why freelancers are the...
28/10/2020

What should freelancers do during slow periods with little work?

Slow periods with little work, a daunting challenge for any freelancer. It is easy to succumb to the fear of not landing new projects anymore. Depending on your field of expertise, there can be some months when work seems to slow down. Let us look at some ideas on what you can do when the...
26/10/2020

How to Start Freelancing While Working Full Time: Part 2 (another 3 steps)

Okay, so lets not waste any time. I’m excited to jump straight into part 2 of this series. But before I do, here’s a quick recap of part 1. If you haven’t read part 1, please click here to read it. In part 1 we covered the first 3 steps I recommend you follow to...
23/10/2020

How to Start Freelancing While Working Full Time: Part 1 (3 steps)

As of June 2020 there were an estimate number of 1.1 billion freelancers worldwide, many are opting to do away with their traditional jobs and start freelancing. This option gives people around the world more flexibility to create a lifestyle that they love. Many businesses are finding it more attractive to hire freelancers. This is...
19/10/2020

What is the purpose of freelance platforms?

An analysis of freelance platforms – What is the purpose of freelance platforms? In order to shed more light on the freelancing world, we have put together a series of short blogs specifically on the topic of freelance platforms; their workings, benefits and shortfalls as wells as their cost. We hope that this series will...
14/10/2020

Are you considering becoming a freelancer? Here are a few things you should know.

Finding a job at this point in time has never been more difficult. Before the pandemic, South Africa’s unemployment numbers were hovering around 30% in quarter one, as maintained by Stats SA. This number has dramatically increased during the last few months of lockdown, which has pushed South African’s to think creatively about what to...
30/09/2020

Jobs in this pandemic: More are freelancing and it may remain like this forever.

There is a saying that’s going around these days “the future of work is now”. The pandemic has managed to speed up the transition and it has transformed millions of people into a virtual workforce. COVID-19 has also driven a huge shift to more freelancing that is cutting ties between employees and companies. The past...
22/09/2020
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