Author Archives: FreelanceSwitch.com

How to Set Goals With No Room For Excuses

Business plans are notorious for being bland, uninspiring and filled with business jargon. There’s no real reason for them to be this way, other than tradition. For bigger businesses, it can also be what their bank and lawyer requires (those legal and financial types love jargon-ese). But for freelancers, bootstrappers, and microbusinesses, your business plan...

Social Promotions That Impress Clients and Keep Them Coming Back

All too often, clients are dead set on a particular design or promotion, but as an agency you hold tremendous sway in your clients’ marketing efforts. Use that to your advantage and give your clients what they want: social promotions that generate results including likes, email addresses, and general awareness. If you are able to...

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, November 2013

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients. The job board is hand-moderated by dedicated staff and volunteers from the freelance community. Each week,...

We’re Looking for Writers for the Tuts+ Business Topic — Launching Soon!

If you have business experience, and a writing background, then we have an opportunity for you. How would you like to work with a dynamic team of writers, whose mission is to educate a large, passionate, audience? Would you like to help creatives and entrepreneurs advance their business knowledge? The Tuts+ Business section is launching...

Are You Too Plugged-in? Disconnect from Tech Temptations

Technology has been pivotal to the success of most small business owners. Many wouldn’t be where they are today if not for advances such as the Internet, mobile devices, and the ability to conduct commerce. While grateful for these opportunities, many successful professionals — and their families — have come to resent technology. Can’t enjoy...

Flexible Project Management with Trello: Boards, Lists, and Cards

You may have heard the buzz about the project management and collaboration product, Trello. Created by Fog creek Software, this hosted tool can assist anyone with getting and staying organized — whether you’re a solopreneur launching a new initiative or you’ve been running an established business with an array of remote employees. Trello can help...

Creating Your Ebook Kickstarter: A Step By Step Guide

The crowdfunding craze is in full-swing, making it a perfect time to plan and launch the book project of your dreams! When it comes to getting together the funding needed to self-publish and launch your professional quality ebook, Kickstarter is a great resource for freelance professionals and authors. It lets you test the market while...

A Brief Guide to Bootstrapping (from 10 Wildly Successful Online Entrepreneurs)

Bootstrapping is taking the business world by storm with its unique mixture of unorthodoxy and common sense. In the first two parts of this series I explained what bootstrapping is and laid out a basic guide on how to bootstrap your business. At its core, bootstrapping enables entrepreneurs to work without debt. However, there are...