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06/19/17

Why You Should Be Using Bonsai For Contracts, Invoices, and Project Management

Why You Should Be Using Bonsai for Contracts, Invoices, and Project Management

One of the things I struggled with for a long time was keeping track of all active projects, sending invoices on time, and being consistent with contracts. There would be times where a client would take a while to reply to me, and I would half forget the details of what we were working on! On top of that I had to manually create and send invoices, as well as contracts. This meant I had…

03/21/17

How to Make Your Tax Day Easy As a Freelancer

How to Make Your Tax Day Easy As a Freelancer

My absolute least favorite part about being a freelancer is dealing with taxes. Most people never even see the money that employers set aside for their employees taxes – but freelancers not only pay a higher rate (income tax as well as the self-employment tax) but have to pay 100% of their own taxes. This can be so overwhelming and stressful even just to think about, much less actually deal with. (Being a libertarian I…

10/17/16

How to Create a Beautiful Instagram Feed

How to Create a Beautiful Instagram Feed

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, and using it as a way to promote your business is an awesome thing to do. Most people are on Instagram, and are hungry for lots of quality content. One of most difficult parts of using Instagram, however, is curating a beautiful feed! It’s so easy to post content that is beautiful on its own, but doesn’t fit with the rest of your images. This is something I’ve struggled…

10/10/16

How Todoist Can Help You Stay Organized

How Todoist Can Help You Stay Organized

One of the hardest things for me as a freelancer to handle is organization – simply because there is so much that needs to be organized! There are basic things to organize, like invoicing and tax documents. There are social media posts to create and schedule on a regular basis. And there is the entire client process to set up and organize. I’ve found a program called Todoist that makes all of that organization so…

04/18/16

What You Should Charge for Freelance Design

What You Should Charge for Freelance Design

One of the biggest questions I had when I was starting out as a freelance designer was what to charge. It’s important to know how much your work is worth, how much you should be paid for your time, and when to adjust your pricing. Here’s how to know what to charge for your own design work! 01 Know Your Own Value While you should always stay positive about your work and not beat yourself…