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The School For Freelancers blog is dedicated to bringing you and the freelancing community tips, tricks, guides, and insights to help you learn about the ins and outs of a freelance career. It is our hope that we can save you time, money, effort, and energy by teaching you how to best manage your freelance career so you can spend less time cleaning up after making mistakes and more time focusing on your craft. We are continuing to update our content and we are building a strong resource for you, but if there is anything you would like us to cover that we have not, feel free to contact us.
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How to Become a Freelance Copywriter

If you are like many people in the work force today, you dream of being your own boss, making your own hours and bringing in a profitable income to boot. According to Statista, there were 59 million people doing freelance work in 2020. Those numbers have sharply

Top 5 CRMs for Freelancers to Consider Using

Are you looking for a better way to manage your customer base? If so, then using CRM software is the answer. Customer relationship management software (CRM) is a technology to help report, analyze, and manage interactions between a company and its users. By using it, it's far

Do I Need an LLC to Freelance?

Amid turbulence in the year 2020, the freelance worker population grew 22 percent over the prior year. Freelancing presents great opportunities for increased earning potential. The appeal of a freelance career has given hope to working adults. Recent college graduates also turned to freelance to survive struggling economic times.

A Guide to Start Your Copywriter Side Hustle

Are you hoping to begin a side hustle as a copywriter but aren't sure how to get started? Copywriting is the perfect side hustle for many reasons. Not only can it pay well, but you can work as a freelance copywriter from anywhere in the world as long

Freelance Side Hustle Guide for College Students

Did you know that in 29, 69% of college students took out loans? Additionally, did you know that the average college student graduates with $29,000 worth of debt? It's no secret that attending college is expensive and that most college students are on a tight budget. However, you don't

How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs With No Experience

Freelancers make up more than 30 percent of the total workforce today. Thanks to COVID-19 and the move towards work-from-home as the norm, that percentage is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. The benefits of freelancing are clear. But landing your first freelance writing job can

How To Freelance With No Skills Easily

With roughly fifty-seven million people and counting choosing to freelance, it's safe to say that this is the new normal. Freelancing can either be done as your main hustle or as a side gig and it's certainly an avenue that can prove to be lucrative when done the right

Upwork vs. Toptal

Are you looking to get into the exciting world of freelancing or just want to further your career as a freelancer? Have you wondered about Upwork vs. Toptal?I do want to preface this post with a note on where we here at School For Freelancers stand on platforms

3 Tips for Saving for Retirement as a Freelancer

In light of recent events, insert COVID-19, freelance work has seen a 41% increase over the past year. The surge of people interested in freelance leaves many wondering what being in control of their future really looks like. Things like healthcare and retirement are directly in your hands when you work

5 Freelance Writing Jobs For Beginners

What's better than making money from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule? Nothing, really! Freelance jobs have become highly regarded and soared in popularity over the past year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck America, 36 percent of workers reported that they are now full-time freelancers.

Upwork vs. Fiverr

Freelancing is on the rise with over 50 million active freelancers in the U.S. alone. With remote work becoming more popular in 2020, there's no better time than now to become a freelancer. But where do you start? Where can you find reliable work?I do want to preface

The Top 5 Freelance Jobs for New Moms

More and more new moms are turning to freelance work rather than going back to full-time work outside of the home. Freelance jobs for moms make it possible to juggle family and financial needs. If you are thinking about taking a remote freelancing gig, there are several

Freelancing Opportunities for Kids

36% of the workforce is made up of freelancers and this number is increasing by the day. A small percentage of that increase is kids that are choosing to freelance to make a little extra cash. This is pretty awesome, as the sooner they get started the

How Does Upwork Pay Freelancers?

Gig workers and freelancers earned $1.6 trillion in the United States in 2020. There are dozens of platforms that freelancers and their clients use to conduct all of this business, and Upwork is one of the largest. When you choose to freelance through a third-party app, getting

Upwork vs. Freelancer: What’s the Difference?

Do you daydream about being your own boss? Are you interested in putting your skills to use in the freelance market? We bet you've heard about various freelance job sites, but you aren't sure where you should start. There are so many of these platforms to choose