Ahh Recruiters – just like tax collectors, you hate em’ but the system just can’t work without em’. Like it or not, they can be instrumental to the hiring process. As freelancers, we’ve all had our run with recruiters. They call you up and begin to coax you using pre-rehearsed lines and artificial charisma. When speaking to one of them, they may come off as just about the nicest person you’ve ever met. You’d never expect them to have any sort of hidden agenda or ulterior motive, would you? They just want to help, right? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but recruiters have their fair share of skeletons hidden in their closets. You’d be surprised at what most recruiters are hiding from you. Read on to discover the disturbing secret that most freelancing recruiters possess.
Productivity – the best kept secret to a successful freelancing career. Just think about it, a highly productive independent professional has countless advantages over a less-efficient freelancer. Things such as being able to undertake more missions, getting current missions done quicker, and having more personal time are just a few of the first competitive edges that come to mind. All of which result in doing a better job on missions, a better reputation, more clients, and therefore a higher income. I mean, sure you’re probably working pretty hard as-is, but who wouldn’t want to be more productive? In this article, I’ll outline the best kept secrets to boosting your productivity as a freelancer. Read on to learn how to become the highly productive version of yourself that you’ve always wanted to be!
When you think of “freelancing”, the first thing that typically comes to mind is “freedom”. I mean, it makes sense after all - both terms are basically just derivatives of the word “free”.
Whether you are just starting your freelance career or you are already a seasoned professional, managing your finances is very important. Here are the most valuable tricks.
Freelance work gives you a lot of freedom. The best, of course, being the freedom to choose your client and your assignment. So how do you know you landed in a good place? Here are a few pointers.
Remember rates only go down However the negotiation turns out, one thing will always be true: you will never hear a client tell you your rate is too low and that they want you to raise it. But they will probably try to get you to lower it – which means you have to start higher than what you expect to get in the end.