Just as clients can fire the contractors working for them, freelancers and independent consultants also sometimes have a need to fire one or more of their clients. And that’s completely OK. As an independent contractor you get to pick and choose who you work with… Read More
If you work independently offering any kind of service, from freelance writing to financial consulting, you have to set your rates. How do you go about that? Here are a few things you should keep in mind when setting freelance rates or fees to avoid common mistakes.
For any successful business, there will come a time when you think that you could do with an extra pair of hands. It may be simply to help you keep the administration side of things in order or it could be to work directly alongside… Read More
Maybe your business has grown, or maybe you just realize you could use some specialized help (such as in keeping the books). No matter the reason, you’ve decided that it’s time to hire some help. Should you hire an employee or an independent contractor? Let’s look at some pros and cons of each.
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.… Read More
For many small businesses, their primary aim is to develop and expand to the extent that there is such a need for their products or services that they have to employ a number of staff across the globe. From manufacturers through to sales teams, there’s… Read More
When a lot of small business owners think of the word freelancer, they generally think of people who work on a freelance basis in just a handful of occupations. Writers, designers and photographers, for example, are three of the most prominent types of freelancers that… Read More
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… Read More