Why I Stopped Calling Myself A “Freelancer”

As you introduce yourself as a freelancer what reaction do you get back? How do you position your freelance business not to come off as a person in between "real" jobs? Freelancers are real business people having to deal with the entire business process. Consider the following as you introduce yourself the next time the opportunity presents ... More

The Best Invoice Payment Terms to Avoid Past Due Invoices

Invoice payment seems to be the stitch on every freelancer's side. When to do it. How to do it. What terms are best? Being clear as to how to get paid is an important step in actually getting paid on time. When you send out an invoice, you’re telling your client how much money you expect in return for the work you’ve done. The ... More

5 skills you need to ensure your freelance survival in the future of work

Many are considering freelance as a way to make a living more than ever. Those that make the jump, quickly find out that there are unforeseen hurdles that puts one at a decisive precipice. Is the personal challenge worth it? Increasingly people are seeking the autonomy to do what they want to do when they want to do it, and they want ... More

How to Stay Productive and Stick to a Daily Rhythm

Productivity is one of those freelance areas that seem very elusive. All of us at some point feel that we need help in getting our act together in order to produce more. Let's face the facts first. Since we all are different, we all have very unique ways of being productive. To some working during the day is a must. To others working in ... More

How to create a simple 2-page business plan for freelancers

Writing a business plan can be a daunting proposition. It conjures up images of a giant multi-page document with charts, numbers and information you have no idea where to get. Though not everyone feels the need to create a business plan, admittedly it is a good idea to at least have a cursory idea of where you'd like to take your ... More

Stabilize your freelancer rollercoaster income

One of the most difficult things to a freelancer is how to stabilize their rollercoaster income. It seems like the fluctuation from month to month is sometimes to much to bare. It also makes running a home budget nearly impossible. No matter how new or experienced my creative entrepreneur clients are, one of their top worries is how ... More

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Obstacles to Business Growth

2015 is almost behind us. As freelancers we already need to be looking back and planning to move forward. If your business is ready to grow, check out these tips for dealing with some of the factors that frequently thwart small business growth and putting them to your advantage. Trust Your Gut, But Pay Attention to Business Indicators... More

Land juicy freelancer projects with budgets to match

Finding a client that loves your work is the easy part. Landing juicy freelancer projects with budgets to match is a completely different thing. As a freelancer, you've got the skills. But as potential clients become more savvy they not only want skill, they want to know that the value you bring to the table is worth it. Identify what ... More

Discussion Series Recap

Wow! What an incredible time for all at the CollabMiami Discussion Series Meetup! The vibe was awesome at TamboWorks, an awesome new coworking space in the heart of South Miami. The founders were on the floor and made everyone feel welcomed from the get-go. From the onset, the meetup engaged everyone in the room. The subject ... More