Author: Lewis

Envoice Review: The Last Invoicing Tool You’ll Ever Need?

Let’s face it, accepting money from customers over the internet can be a technical nightmare if you’re just getting started. And while companies like PayPal have long been an option, they’re far from being the most appropriate forms of payment for professional service providers. The good news is, there are now countless options when it comes to

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ProWritingAid Review: A Close Look At The All-In-One Copy Editing Tool

 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… you don’t need to be Hemingway to be a great writer. With an abundance of tools out there to guide your writing, it’s a case of knowing your options and taking your best pick. Some editing tools are better than others, and while tools like Grammarly and Ginger are better

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OnTheClock Review: Time Tracking, Payroll And Billing Made Easy

Times are changing. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, it’s natural for us, as a species, to begin challenging the norms of everyday life. For many small business owners, a big part of that process is reevaluating the notion that employees should be in direct line of sight. Physically present, day in, day out. And with studies

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Toggl Review: The Best Time Tracking Software On The Market?

Time tracking. With so many software applications built for this one thing alone, it’s easy to wonder what the big fuss is about. The reality is, in some industries, tracking time is fundamental to both freelancers and clients to ensure that work is being done, and that payment can be fairly attributed. So, while I’m not a huge

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Paymo Review: More Than Just A Project Management Tool?

For those fortunate enough to be working multiple clients at any one time, you know how crucial it is to have all your ducks in a row. Here’s the good news: Platforms like Paymo offer a seamless management solution specifically targeted at freelancers and small to medium businesses. (Psst.. that’s you!) In this post, I’ll be taking a

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How To Become A Freelance Writer In 2018 (with ZERO Experience)

So you want to be a freelance writer, huh?Well, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Let’s start with the bad.Building a successful freelance writing business is no walk in the park. It takes a LOT of hard work and dedication. Especially in the beginning.You will f*ck up.You will doubt yourself

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The Rapid Rise Of Freelancing & What It Means For You In 2018 (And Beyond)

According to a study conducted by Upwork and the Freelancer’s Union, freelancers comprised 36% of the US work force and contribute $1.4 trillion each year to the economy. The same study predicts that by 2027, freelancers will actually make up the majority of the workforce in America. This is an unprecedented rise in popularity given that not

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AND CO Review: An Honest Look At This Business Management Software

Running a freelancing biz is no joke. You need to think about everything from creating invoices, writing proposals, drafting contracts and, of course, tracking expenses.Fortunately, we have plenty of options when it comes to freelancer-focused business management software, and this one certainly has a strong foothold in the market.With Fiverr’s recent acquisition of AND CO, the

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Fiverr Review: Why You Should NEVER Use Fiverr For Freelance Work

I’ll be honest, I always liked the concept behind Fiverr.com. Just a few clicks and a client can place an order with a freelancer based on a specific set of deliverables. Easy peasy, right? Sure, but it comes at a cost. A big one. This is one the few freelance platforms where buyers are given

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Client Acquisition

How To Get Your First Job On Upwork Using These 3 “Secret” Ingredients

You’ve signed up for a freelancer account. You’ve spent hours filling out your profile to perfection. And you’ve wasted countless days pumping out proposal after proposal without so much as a rejection email to show for it. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, this is something a LOT of new freelancers struggle with when they first jump

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Invoicing & Payments

Getting Paid on Upwork: Are You Following These 6 Crucial Rules?

Navigating a freelance marketplace like Upwork can be a bit of a minefield at times. That’s why it’s important to do your homework, especially when it comes to getting paid. After all, getting paid is one of the main reasons, if not the main reason, you are freelance writing. Duh. Whether you choose to undertake hourly

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