Freelancing 101

Why High Rates is Not Equal to No Work

People have the misconception that high rates translate to fewer job opportunities. While there is definitely truth to that in any freelance industry, you cannot discount the fact that you can thrive even with a rate that is five times higher than the average competitor’s.

 

What if I told you I get more WORK now – to the point that I’m turning them down or recommending others – that my rate is almost 8x higher than when I started three years ago?

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20 Most Important Technical and Soft Skills to Earn 6 Figures this 2018

What was the most common question you got asked as a kid? Other than “Why won’t you stay put?” for me, it was always “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Parents, relatives, and other adults always seemed to enjoy hearing my future plans, and I’d rise up to the occasion by smugly stating that I’d be a billionaire by age 25.

It seems like a tall order now but let’s face it; when you’re a kid you’re conditioned to believe that getting your dream job is pretty simple. You’re constantly told things like “Study hard and you’re sure to succeed” or “Do something you love and you’ll never have to work another day in your life.”

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Are You a Freelancer? Here’s Why You Should Stop Acting Like One

If you are a freelancer who has been chasing after clients and worrying where to find your next gig even before your current project is completed, then you might be doing the wrong thing. And guess what — before you know it, you’ll risk burning yourself out.

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[Infographics] 2016 Annual Freelancer Report

At Freelancing.ph, we pride ourselves that in all that we do, we base it on the freelancers’ voice. We pioneered in publishing Freelancer Salary Reports for 2015 and 2016. Now to start 2017 right, we surveyed 120 Filipino freelancers to help us craft the first Freelancer Annual Report for the Philippines.

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Payoneer Interview Series: Getting Started as a Freelancer

As a freelancing advocate, I take interview opportunities seriously. I feel it’s my own little way of reaching out to someone who might be losing hope or struggling to make ends meet. If I can inspire just one reader, then I’ve done my job.

 

Sharing my latest interview in collaboration with Payoneer*. I talked about how I got started, what my normal work day is like, and some advice to fellow freelancers. Forward to a friend who might need a little career push.

 

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[Survey]: 2016 Annual Freelancer Report

Welcome 2017! It’s a brand new year. In our mission to be the main go-to resource for Filipino Freelancers, we will be publishing an annual report. This will help us understand how we are positioned in the freelancing industry and serve as a benchmark for the coming years.

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How to Start a Freelancer Website from Scratch

Having your own website is a proven way to get client leads because it helps with your reputation. In the world of online work, image is everything. You’ll need a place to sell yourself and showcase your experience. However, building a website may sound scary or intimidating. Don’t worry, you wouldn’t need to learn how to code in order to put up one. Whether doing a website for your portfolio or for a client, here’s your ultimate guide on how to do it from scratch.

 

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Onlinejobs.ph: The Platform for Freelancing Juans

One of the most awaited highlights during the upcoming Freelancing Forum Year 2 is the very first job fair for freelancers. Various platforms will be joining for such rare event as this (never gonna miss it! You shouldn’t too!). A prominent sponsoring company who will be joining the job fair on the day, is the platform very Pinoy at heart, Onlinejobs.ph.

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What Freelancers Need to Know About goLance

As Freelancing Forum PH Year 2 comes close, we are privileged to have goLance, the well known freelancing platform to be joining us. To give us a glimpse of the respected company, here are some Q&A’s that’ll surely help us aspirants!

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9 Ways to Deal with Unresponsive Clients

Freelancing has its ups and downs. One way or another, we are bound to encounter clients who are less than ideal, someone who will make communication difficult, whether on purpose or not.

 

Now if you encounter one, what will you do?

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