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04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 30, 2011
Freelance Switch Are Your Spending Habits Stunting Your Freelance Business Growth?
Credit: Elenathewise on PhotoduneWould you spend $100 on your freelance business? No, don't think about it "" what does your gut tell you?When looking at purchases to grow your business, it’...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 5, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, a...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 5, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and c...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 5, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and c...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board " Week 5, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and c...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 29, 2011
Freelance Switch Freelance Freedom #222: Office Politics
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05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 28, 2011
Freelance Switch Linkswitch #83, Partnership Guide, Traffic Conversion, Risk Genius
The Ultimate Partnership Guide for FreelancersThere are some compelling reasons to find a partner: a complimentary skill-set, and an extra pair of eyes and hands, not to mention that it isn't nearly a...
11:51 pm GMT - Sat, August 27, 2011
Freelance Switch Video: Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration
View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch.This week we look at Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboratio...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Freelance Switch Review of Firepole Marketing's Online Marketing Course
Firepole Marketing CourseOnline courses make me nervous. There, I’ve said it. They make me nervous because they are hard to do well, and, as a freelancer, I don’t like to waste my time (or...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Freelance Switch Review of Firepole Marketing's Online Marketing Course
Firepole Marketing CourseOnline courses make me nervous. There, I’ve said it. They make me nervous because they are hard to do well, and, as a freelancer, I don’t like to waste my time (or...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Freelance Switch Review of Firepole Marketing's Online Marketing Course
Firepole Marketing CourseOnline courses make me nervous. There, I’ve said it. They make me nervous because they are hard to do well, and, as a freelancer, I don’t like to waste my time (or...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 26, 2011
Freelance Switch Review of Firepole Marketings Online Marketing Course
Firepole Marketing CourseOnline courses make me nervous. There, I’ve said it. They make me nervous because they are hard to do well, and, as a freelancer, I don’t like to waste my time (or...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 25, 2011
Freelance Switch Ask FreelanceSwitch: Development Work and Domain Names
In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at development work and domain names. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Freelance Switch The Monster Collection of Moleskine Tips, Tricks and Hacks
A few times a month we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of FreelanceSwitch. This article by Skellie was first published July 9th, 2008, yet is just as relevant a...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Freelance Switch Tackling Stress with the "Breathe and Reboot"  Method
Credit: Elenathewise on Photodune.“Breathe and reboot.”I say this to myself a lot; heck, today it was my status message on Facebook. It’s one of my mantras…when something has m...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Freelance Switch Tackling Stress with the "Breathe and Reboot"  Method
Credit: Elenathewise on Photodune.“Breathe and reboot.”I say this to myself a lot; heck, today it was my status message on Facebook. It’s one of my mantras…when something has m...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Freelance Switch Tackling Stress with the "Breathe and Reboot"  Method
Credit: Elenathewise on Photodune.“Breathe and reboot.”I say this to myself a lot; heck, today it was my status message on Facebook. It’s one of my mantras…when something has m...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 24, 2011
Freelance Switch Tackling Stress with the "Breathe and Reboot  Method
Credit: Elenathewise on Photodune.“Breathe and reboot.”I say this to myself a lot; heck, today it was my status message on Facebook. It’s one of my mantras…when something has m...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 23, 2011
Freelance Switch The Ultimate Partnership Guide for Freelancers
Credit: Pressmaster on Photodune"Should I work alone, or find a partner?"  There are some compelling reasons to find a partner: a complimentary skill-set, and an extra pair of eye...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 4, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, a...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 4, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and c...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 4, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and c...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Freelance Switch Freelance Freedom #221: Real World
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09:57 am GMT - Mon, August 22, 2011
Freelance Switch Get the Birthday Bundle Today!
It's Envato's 5th birthday and we're ready to celebrate! With another year comes another Bundle, and this year's Bundle is bigger and better than ever with over $500 ($507 in fact) worth of awesome fi...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 21, 2011
Freelance Switch Linkswitch #82, Reputation Monitoring, Free Fonts, Your Brand
7 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Freelance ReputationHonest freelancers keep their word to get work done on time. They value their reputation and their strong work ethic pays dividends. An enthusiasti...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 20, 2011
Freelance Switch Strange Business: Corporate Creativity That Doesn't Suck
View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch.This week we look at Strange Business: Corporate Creativity That ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 19, 2011
Freelance Switch 3 Reasons Why Copywriters and Translators Should Team Up
Credit: Yuri Arcurs on PhotoduneRecently here on Freelance Switch, Thursday Bram discussed whether freelancers should be making use of the trend towards global outsourcing, to free up their writing an...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Freelance Switch Should Freelancers Worry About Bad Reviews?
Credit: Lifeonwhite on PhotoduneA bad review, whether it's posted on a portfolio site, or just shared by word of mouth, can ruin your whole day. It's easy to dwell on it, turning everything over and o...
09:41 am GMT - Thu, August 18, 2011
Freelance Switch PhotoDune "" Envato Photo Marketplace
It’s been almost five years since we launched Envato, the company behind this site and many others, and in that time we’ve built eight digital marketplaces for everything from WordPress Th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Freelance Switch 7 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Freelance Reputation
Honest freelancers keep their word to get work done on time. They value their reputation and their strong work ethic pays dividends. An enthusiastic customer recommendation about a freelancer’s...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 17, 2011
Freelance Switch Protect Your Computer: Private WiFi Review
Like most people, I use a laptop everyday. I’m comfortable with all kinds of technology, and can’t live without much of it. Coding though, what actually runs my computer, is a mystery. And...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Freelance Switch Freelancer's Guide to SEO "" More Visibility, Traffic, and Clients
Credit: Pressmaster on PhotoduneTo describe SEO as a simple process would be a lie, but it’s not magic. There are quite a few simple things you can do for yourself that will improve SEO on your ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 16, 2011
Freelance Switch Webinar Experiments: Creating Information Products That Sell
Credit: Stephan Ridgway on FlickrMaking information products is a way for freelancers to add another income stream to their business. It's exciting to create your first product.It starts with an idea ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 3, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, a...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 15, 2011
Freelance Switch Freelance Freedom #220: Weakest Link
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05:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 14, 2011
Freelance Switch Linkswitch #81, Raising Rates, Creative Careers, Multimedia Savvy
3 Ways to Raise Your Rates and Crush Your Freelancing FearsAre you getting paid what you're worth as a freelancer? You might think so, but it's more likely that you "  like many freelanc...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 13, 2011
Freelance Switch Lisa Gansky, Ted Video: The future of business is the "mesh" 
View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at The future of business is the “mesh&#...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 12, 2011
Freelance Switch Ask FreelanceSwitch: Weighing Freelance Benefits and Saying No
In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at the pros and cons of freelancing and saying no to clients. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 11, 2011
Freelance Switch Top 6 Mistakes Beginning Freelance Writers Make
Credit: photosteve101 on FlickrStarting a freelance writing business can be overwhelming. As you start to look for those all-important first clients, you may second guess your every move. Making some ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 10, 2011
Freelance Switch FreelancerPro Interview: Making a Living Writing with Carol Tice
Carol Tice has made a name for herself in the writing industry. Not only is this Seattle area resident a well-known wordsmith, but she’s carved out a niche for helping other writers to establish...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Freelance Switch Top 5 Apps to Edit Documents Online
Good communication means a lot for freelancers. When you work on a project with several team members, you need good collaboration apps. Nowadays there are plenty of online document processing apps tha...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 9, 2011
Freelance Switch 3 Ways to Raise Your Rates and Crush Your Freelancing Fears
Credit: SimpleFoto on PhotoduneAre you getting paid what you’re worth as a freelancer?You might think so, but it’s more likely that you — like many freelancers — are chargi...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 2, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, a...
03:48 pm GMT - Mon, August 8, 2011
Freelance Switch Freelance Freedom #219: Reality Check
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04:00 pm GMT - Sun, August 7, 2011
Freelance Switch Linkswitch #80, Writing Work, Recycling Code, More Exposure
The Health Benefits of Having Pets in Your Home OfficeThose of us with a cat or dog know that our pets are like a member of the family. And, like the important members of your family, you just feel be...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, August 6, 2011
Freelance Switch Why are so many things broken?
View awesome conference lectures, engaging how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Why are so many things broken? by bestsell...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, August 5, 2011
Freelance Switch Are Freelance Coaches Worth the Money?
There's no shortage of coaches popping up online "" from life coaches to business coaches. So it's no surprise that there are coaches targeting freelancers. Most coaches make grandiose promi...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, August 4, 2011
Freelance Switch Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich
For freelancers, managing money comes with some unusual problems "  beyond the typical issues that someone managing their personal finances might face. There are books and tools out there th...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, August 3, 2011
Freelance Switch The Health Benefits of Having Pets in Your Home Office
Credit: Lifeonwhite on PhotoduneThose of us with a cat or dog know that our pets are like a member of the family. And, like the important members of your family, you just feel better with them around....
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, August 2, 2011
Freelance Switch Target Markets for Business Ghostwriters
Credit: Cesar Bojorquez on FlickrWhile many business rely on hired writers to generate content, whether marketing material or documentation or training guides, “ghostwriting” business comm...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, August 1, 2011
Freelance Switch Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board "" Week 1, August
Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 31, 2011
Freelance Switch Linkswitch #79, More Refereals, Brand Myths, Mutimedia Savvy
12 Brilliant Articles on How to Get More ReferralsSo if referral business is the Holy Grail for freelancers, why do so few freelancer know how to get more referrals? How do you ask for referrals&#...