Sometimes a web developer will take a chance, step out as a freelancer, and be unsuccessful at it. At what point should they stop freelancing and consider becoming an employee again? Here are 5 reasons. Sometimes freelancers are guilty of thinking everyone wants to freelance. Some do. But many don’t! One of the worst spots […]
You may be a master coder, an expert at a specific language or framework, or you may boast being in the industry for 15 years. But is this what your client really wants? Is there something else, something more important, that they are seeking from you? Every once in a while I like to give […]
A major goal of many web developers is to step on their own, become their own boss, and ultimately a master of their own fate. In this post I’ll give you 5 simple steps to become a freelance web developer, this year, in 2019! We largely overcomplicate this matter of freelancing. Freelancing is simply this: […]
Finding a full-featured freelance invoicing and accounting app at a great price can be a challenge. In this post I want to share two apps that I think meet the complete needs of most freelancers. I’ve been through a lot of invoicing and accounting apps. In fact, I wrote an article all about it last […]
I stand by my conviction that anyone can make good money on Upwork and can charge premium rates without being concerned about losing jobs as a result. Let’s discuss the #1 reason why you CAN change premium rates. Save Save Let’s cut to the chase…. What is the #1 reason you can confidently charge […]
As freelancers, we like to have all our tools in one place. When it comes to invoicing, proposals, project management, time tracking, etc., it’s hard to find all of these features in one place. Fortunately, there’s the Pancake app, the best all-in-one solution for your freelance business. Here are 5 reasons why:
When I started freelancing, this was the #1 question for me, “How much should I charge for freelance web development?” Over time I’ve been able to create a number of guidelines that have made answering this question easier. In this post, I will share these three guidelines with the hope that it helps
One of the best things you can do to supplement your skills while learning to code is to pick up real coding jobs. Regardless of the assumed downsides of a service like Upwork, it can be a great place to get your feet wet with real coding jobs AND you can earn some extra money on Upwork as well.
As I approach my sixth month as a full-time, freelance web developer, I want to reflect a little on the lessons I’ve learned along the way. In this post, I’ll share 10 valuable lessons learned in my first 6 months freelancing full-time in hopes that it may benefit my readers looking to take the same path.