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7 Minutes of Gmail Hacks from FreelanceSwitch  

by posted in General
Dec 13
2012

Brian Casel is a freelancer and web designer. He recently put together a short but helpful video for FreelanceSwitch on how he makes the most of Gmail for his business.

Which tip was your favorite? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comments.

Finance for Freelancers – Book Review  

by posted in News
Aug 30
2012

A couple of weeks ago we let you know about our brand new book from Rockable Press, Finance for Freelancers. Have you had a chance to check it out yet?

Travis “Kingdog” King has, and has written a helpful and detailed review over on FreelanceSwitch. His conclusion is very positive, and he thankfully confirms that “this book won’t turn you into a chartered accountant.”

So check out Travis’ review, and don’t forget you can download a free PDF sample of the book.

Home Office Roundup: How to Create an Office and Lifestyle That Works  

by posted in General
Aug 15
2012

Home Office by David Martyn Hunt

Many of us work in a home office – either full time, or at night. So you would have discovered that working from home has its own special challenges. Here are twelve posts from around the Envato network and elsewhere that show you how to put the perfect home office together, and how to make the most of the home office lifestyle.
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How to Find Good Clients  

by posted in General
Aug 14
2012

Besides being marketplace authors and buyers and tutorial readers and writers, many of us are freelancers looking for good clients. Well, good clients aren’t always easy to find.

FreelanceSwitch understand the difficulty, and recently shared this video on the blog.

This week we look at How To Find Good Clients by FreelanceJam. Freelancers not only need to know how to find clients, they need to know how to find good clients. In this episode, the FreelanceJam duo Brian and Dave break down the strategies that have worked for them over their years of freelancing.

How do you find good clients for your freelance work? And how many of those techniques can be applied to marketplace marketing?

How to Stay Healthy
While Working on a Laptop  

by posted in General
Jul 9
2012

In a recent poll we discovered that over one third of the Envato community use a laptop as their primary computer. And even more would be doing what I do—regularly using a laptop as a second computer. In fact, I’m typing this on my laptop as I enjoy the peace and quiet of the library. It’s good to get out sometimes!

But working for long periods on a laptop can be hazardous to your health. Recently Lior Levin explored the issues in a FreelanceSwitch article called How Freelancers Can Stay Healthy While Working on a Laptop. It’s full of great advice.
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How to Work at Home When Your Life Is a Complete Madhouse  

by posted in General
Jul 4
2012

Finally, someone who understands. In his FreelanceSwitch article How to Work at Home When Your Life Is a Complete Madhouse, Greg Scott paints a picture I can relate to. Some home offices come with their own living, breathing distractions.
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Featured Workspaces: Freelance Offices of FreelanceSwitch  

by posted in Community
Jun 19
2012

Melanie Brooks: Maine

I enjoy drooling over some of the elaborate designer workspaces we feature here on Envato Notes. A lot of thought and effort has gone into creating them, and they must be a joy to work in.

But not everyone has – or needs – a workspace like that. For example, the needs of writers and developers can be quite basic. Give us a basic computer and a comfy chair and we’re ready to go.

As promised last week, FreelanceSwitch have posted an amazing roundup of freelance workspace photos. It’s worth checking out the entire post.

Here I’ll feature some of the workspaces that are nice, comfortable, and above all, simple! They show us that you don’t have to be state-of-the-art to have an attractive, productive workspace.
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Featured Workspaces on FreelanceSwitch  

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Jun 15
2012

Michael Hyde

Sean Hodge of FreelanceSwitch has asked the question, “What does your freelance office look like?” To answer, freelancers from all over are uploading workspace photos to the FreelanceSwitch Facebook Group.
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Announcing The Ultimate Freelancer Pricing Guide — A Newsletter Exclusive  

by posted in News
Apr 11
2012

An Exclusive Series for Newsletter Subscribers

Are you a FreelanceSwitch Newsletter subscriber? If not, now’s the time to join! We’re running a fantastic series of articles, focused on how you can effectively and easily price your services.

We’ll be looking at topics such as hourly vs. fixed rates, assessing the competition, negotiation, and understanding the value of your work. Throughout the series, we’ll also be including some exclusive offers and discounts!

Read on to find out more, and see a sneak peek at first issue…

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What Does it Take to Start a Design Business  

by posted in General
Feb 1
2012

Many of us dream of working full time on our own design business, either as freelancers or marketplace authors or a combination of both. Success stories like Kriesi selling a million dollars worth or Peerapong earning almost $50K in a month pour fuel on the flames of that dream. But what does it actually take to start your own design business?

David Horn recently answered that question on FreelanceSwitch with a helpful article called 9 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Web Design Business. He takes the mystery – and glamor – out of the process with nine practical and essential things you have to get done in order to succeed. So instead of just spending your lunchtimes at your day job dreaming of having your own business, now you can get started doing tangible things that will actually help you realize your goal.

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