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How Tos

14 Quick Ways To Find Freelance Jobs Right Now

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Struggling to find freelance jobs?

Tired of competing with freelancers on UpWork?

Don’t worry, by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll have many options to find freelance work online.

Only freelancers would understand the real struggle that goes on the other side of the computer screens. Despite what most people think, it’s not always a walk in the park for freelancers.

One week you make $1,000 and the next week you’ve got no jobs to work on. It happens to the best of us. But, the question is: What are you willing to do about it?

Are you going to wait for a client to contact you and hand over a job on a silver platter? Or are you going to buckle down and look for your next freelancing job?

You’ve got to work hard to consistently find work in the freelancing world. Here are a few strategies to make that work a little easier.

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How Tos

How Much Should I Charge? 4 Ways To Calculate Your Freelance Rates

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Figuring out the right price to ask your clients is one of the first challenges you come across as a beginning freelancer.

How you calculate your freelance rates is important because your price has to be just right to win your clients. Because if your price is too high, the client may never respond to your proposal. If you charge too low, the client will suspect and think of you as a cheap amateur freelancer.

There’s no need to make this a problem. Whether you’re a beginning freelance writer, designer, developer, or a marketer, there are a few tricks you can use to figure out the ideal price for your freelance services. And I’ll show you how.

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Must Reads

How I Went From Making $500 To $5K A Month Doing Freelance Work

Earning money online looks easy. But, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and skill to make a profitable income working from home.

I learned this the hard way. When I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer, I had no idea how hard it was to get a client and how competitive it is to land a job on freelance platforms like UpWork.

I struggled for almost four years earning barely enough money to pay the bills. Then, things started to turn around when I managed to land my first high-paying gig that paid me $500. Today, I’m a freelance writer earning a stable income.

How did I get here? Well, I’ve learned a lot of great lessons by making a lot of mistakes. I’ve explained them all with the secrets to my success in my new book 21 Days To Success In Freelancing.

In brief, here’s what’s happened.

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Freelance Tips

5 All-In-One Time Tracker & Project Management Apps For Freelancers

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Looking for the perfect app to manage your projects, clients, invoices, and time tracking using just one tool?

You came to the right place.

It can be a painful process to jump back and forth between different apps to manage the different aspects of your freelance work.

You have to use one app for time tracking, another to generate invoices, and another app to manage projects. This can be a headache for freelancers who work with multiple clients.

I found a few amazing new tools you can use to solve that problem and run your freelancing business from a since place. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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Must Reads

How (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram photo to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

For example, I’ve been writing a book for over a year now and it’s still not halfway done. That’s how much I love procrastinating. I’d rather watch an episode of Big Bang Theory than finishing a chapter of my book.

That was me not so long ago. But, not anymore. I’m no longer procrastinating. At least not as much as I used to.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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Freelance Tips

5 Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment system still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. The country I live in (Sri Lanka) is one of them.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients. Over the years I’ve tried several different payment systems for receiving payments. Followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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