The future of work we believe is remote.
And the reason for this is not far-fetched.
If you are like most people, you must have come across the statistics that show that 43% of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2020.
That is why we created this freelancing resource guide for beginners.
As work becomes more flexible, accessible and can be done from anywhere, the future of work will likely become more remote. After all, Freelance coders and software developers earn up to $1,000 per hour while being able to work from anywhere.
Therefore if you have been wondering if freelancing is worth it or you are already a freelancer but want to take things a notch higher, then you should bookmark this guide.
In it, you will learn how to start and grow your freelance career.
However, before we start, let's do a little housekeeping.
Who is a freelancer?
A freelancer is someone who is self-employed and is not committed to any long term employment contract with anyone.
Basically, a freelancer is someone who works for you on per contract basis. As a freelancer, you can work with different clients, fire any client you do not want and choose the type of work you want.
But becoming a freelancer is not easy.
And that is why this freelancing guide exists. It contains a list of freelancing resources for both advanced freelancer and newbie.
Simply put, it is the ultimate guide to freelancing.
How to get started as a freelancer
If you want to create the flexible lifestyle described above, then you need to understand what it means to become a freelancer. This is because freelancing is not easy. With over 45million freelancers in the United State alone and growing by the day, coupled with low entry barrier, you are probably going to meet fierce competition. That is why this section is important. Read it before anything and decide for yourself if freelancing is for you.
How to get your first clients as a freelancer
Even though as a freelancer, you get the freedom you desire, you still need to know how to bring in customers. Or better still, you need to know how to let customers find you, you need to learn how to keep them and nurture them. The beauty of freelancing is not that you do not need customers but that you get paid on your terms. Here is dedicated to helping you get your first few clients, closing them and everything you need to know in-between.
How to run your freelancing business
How do you run your freelancing business? If you want to grow and create the life you desire, you need to know how to manage yourself, set up your office for productivity, know how to manage cashflow and most importantly, get it right with taxation.
Most Popular freelancing services
The great part about freelancing is that there are some hot jobs in the industry that will always require the need of a freelancer. Why not start with these popular freelancing services if you are thinking of becoming a freelancer.
How much do freelancers earn?
Cash flow is very important such that we think it deserves a section of its own. Do you know what separates smart freelancers from unsuccessful ones? They know how to charge for their services.
How to grow your freelancing business
When you start your freelancing business, it’s time to start growing it. What should you be doing in your first year, should you ever give up as a freelancer and how do you grow your team.
Best freelancing sites for finding freelancing jobs
There is a lot of hype about freelancing jobs. The truth is that not all freelancing sites are created the same. So if you are looking for where to get freelancing gigs, then you need to start using these freelancing sites.
Top Freelancing blogs to Read
Where do you get the latest freelancing insights and tips from? If you are like me, you probably have a handful of sites bookmarked. Here is a list of the top freelancing blogs you should be reading if you want to grow your freelancing career
Recommended Freelancing tools
Are you looking for a list of essential freelancing tools that will help you get results? Then check out our collection of the best freelancing tools. In my opinion, these tools are the essential ones you need when freelancing; the others are just well just distraction.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. However, a great part of the resources mentioned here have been very useful to us and we believe that you will find great value in it. If you do, please share with someone who needs the information. Do you think we missed a beat? Send your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org