Category Archives: Freelancing

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

FreelancerWhile not every freelancer may be operating on a shoestring, if you can save money – or even better, not spend money – it’s a no brainer. There are a plethora of free tools for every aspect of your freelance business that make it easy to maximize your profitability while you continue to work on your terms.

Here are 15 tools that you need to be using right now that will make your business more efficient so you can do and make even more with fewer resources. Continue reading

279 Free Resume Templates in Microsoft Word

BUILDING YOUR RESUME – WHERE TO START?

modern-free-resume-template-microsoft-wordYour resume represents you as a professional on a piece of paper – it is your first impression with your future boss. Interestingly, resume writing is not a skill that is generally taught in school so once you are ready to start looking for a job, you are left to fend for yourself. In this age of technology, most people search the internet. There is an overabundance of information available online, yet very little of it is helpful and if you decide to take matters into your own hands, it is difficult to figure out where to start. Continue reading

Best Free Bootstrap Editors For Web Developers

best-bootstrap-editorMany skilful people are involved in the web development industry to meticulously design and develop websites that can suffice the prime notions and requirements. Web development field is a massively growing technology and with its advent, it has been considered as a full time profession and professionals all across the globe are excelling in it. Such professionals work day and night and designed numerous toolkits to customize the framework to furnish an easy platform. Continue reading

2 essential rules for working online with remote clients

Working with remote clientsAs a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especially if you work in-house, you should still be prepared to work remotely with clients. It’s more than a little different from working with a local client.

When you start your own business, or even if you freelance on the side, you’re going to need a website. This isn’t anything unexpected, but this is one of the likeliest ways to get remote clients. Advertising locally will bring you local clients, but the web is open world-wide. This means that if your site ranks well enough, or you’ve built enough backlinks to your site from other places, people all over the United States will be contacting you. I’ve never really cared where my clients came from, as long as they were pleasant to work with, and paid me on time. Continue reading

How to Increase Profits as a Freelancer

increase-profit-freelancingIn my previous post about freelancing, I listed the top 6 freelancer services in this ever growing and competitive industry. Once you’ve picked a portfolio of services to focus on and your freelance career has taken off, the next step is working more efficiently and increasing your profits. The freelance market is not for everyone – there are no guarantees of security or benefits like in an employed position. As an independent freelancer you also need to handle one the most difficult aspects of any business: the cash flow. You can check out this infographic that illustrates the expenses deducted from the business income and the net profits.
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Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

career-choiceEvery day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for a raise? Should I take a sabbatical? Should I say yes to overtime? But sometimes we miss the biggest choices that will cause us to look back on our careers 20 years from now with pride and contentment — or regret. Here are some of the career choices we often make but will regret deeply in 20 years’ time:
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30 Best Tools for Data Visualization

bonsaijsDuring the past few years the client demand regarding Data Info-graphics has increased in volume and demand as well as in : clarity. The range of technologies available by which to collect and examine data is constantly on the rise- both in web and desktop applications, which provide several great interfaces. From a technological aspect , such tools ( or technologies ) have created efficiency based models which have gone onto disrupting existing paradigms of the past. These vary and range from data synthesis to data visualization encompassing every type of data. Continue reading

25 Web Based Tools for Easy Web Development

freeiconmaker-520x245While developing a website or a web application, you can’t under estimate the importance of development tools that help to simplify your tasks and complete your project in certain deadline. Web based or browser based tools not only produce some quality output but also spare your efforts and time while building a web app. Continue reading

10 Companies That Are Hiring Like Crazy in May

hiring-companyIf a career change is on your mind, we know it’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a company you can feel at home at—which is why The Muse is here to help!

We’ve rounded up some great companies that are looking to hire like crazy this month. Check out the listings below to get a sense of why they’re awesome, and see how you might have the chance to work for them. Continue reading