Working Hours vs Billable Hours for Freelance Professionals

It’s not uncommon for individuals interested in freelancing to think about potential rate and fee structures in terms of their familiar forty-hour work week. But a freelancer’s hours are actually broken down in two different ways: total working hours (similar to an employee’s work schedule) and billable hours. Let’s take a quick look at how these differ and why it’s important for freelancers … Read more

3 Keys to Freelance Success

Not everyone has what it takes to be a successful freelancer. Several qualities that differentiate a freelance success from a freelance failure are simply character traits that are difficult to alter. Still other factors can be learned. Here are three keys to freelance success; all things that you can actively work to improve upon in your own freelance career: Planning … Read more

Do You Need a Business Plan for Your Freelance Work?

Many freelancers operate under the assumption that since they’re not technically running a business, they don’t need a business plan. Well, is that true, or is it an oversight? Do you really need a business plan for your freelance work? The short answer is “Yes!” Despite the fact that you may not have a registered business, you should still write … Read more

How to Build Your Portfolio With Little or No Experience

When you decide to go into freelance or consulting work, it’s generally a good idea to develop a strong professional portfolio that showcases your talents or expertise. But, what do you do if you’re fresh out of college or changing careers, and you don’t have much, if any, experience? Here are five things you can do to start filling your … Read more