Category Archives: Blog

The Freelance With Us Blog is where all of the articles on this site get stored. What you are now looking at is an archive/category page. This means that this is where all of the published articles are kept after they have had their moment in the spotlight of the front page.

There are many different article categories on Freelance With Us. These cover everything from Advice for Authors to Freelancing Tips, Writing Software and more. However, all articles are added to the Freelance With Us Blog automatically, so whatever you can find on those categories and those archives, you can also find here.

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5 Ways to Overcome your Freelancing Blues

If you’re a freelancer, you’re going to get questions. So, you can sleep until noon, right? So, you can work in your pajamas, right? And, of course: Doesn’t it get lonely? In truth, freelancing can be lonely if you let it be. But the fact is that you, as a freelancer, have the opportunity to […]

Three Basic Rules for Freelancing Online

We receive a lot of questions from freelancers via Freelance with Us. We’ve answered grammatical queries, questions about how to find clients and more. But the most common question we receive is about how to set freelancing rates. There’s no cut and dry method to setting your freelance rates. That said, there’s a bit of […]

Non-Paying Clients: Protecting Yourself

It’s fair to say that most people who are just beginning freelancing will experiment with one of the platforms. Guru, Upwork, Fiverr and others are sites we’ve reviewed on Freelance with Us – you can check out those reviews elsewhere on the site. The benefit to the platforms is that most offer protection to both […]

Social Media and Your Freelance Career

  Social media is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not just for “the kids” anymore. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of adults are on the social media platforms. From Twitter and LinkedIn to Instagram and Facebook, social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to communicate. If your freelance business isn’t […]

What you Need to Run a Digital Content Agency

  Digital marketing agencies are all the rage right now. Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the gig-economy to make millions by acting as mediators, delegators and negotiators. It’s a great time to be a freelancer and a better time to be an entrepreneur. But if you are one of the former and want to become […]

Financial Advice for Freelance Writers: Five Top Tips

Whether you’re moving from contracted work to freelancing or this is your first job, take a look at these top financial tips to help you get stated. 1. Don’t Forget Healthcare and Insurance When you’re a freelancer you can’t rely on employers to sort out your life insurance and health insurance. This is something you […]

Books, Authors and Lawsuits: Five Cases

Artists seem to be suing each other every week in the music business, claiming that songs sound similar and even that entire melodies have been ripped off. There are only a specific amount of notes and ways that they be put together, and it creates a minefield for artists. Music, like story ideas, are something […]

Your Expenses as a Freelance Writer: Advice

If you have worked a standard, contracted job for many years and then make the switch to freelancing, one of the hardest changes to deal with is self-employment tax and the ways in which it differs from the income tax you pay as an employee. This is true both for the UK and the US—although […]

The Highest Paying Jobs in the United States Compared to Freelancing

There is no security in freelancing. It doesn’t matter how well you are doing, you can’t guarantee that you will still be doing that well tomorrow or next week. The good news is that many experienced and hardworking freelancers can still earn a sizable income over the course of the year, because those good times […]

Upwork Fee Increases: Why It Makes for a Better Platform

I spent several years on the oDesk and Elance platforms and I was pretty vocal about my preference for Elance at the time. When the two merged and became Upwork, I was trepidatious as I didn’t want Elance to basically turn into oDesk and to lose all of what made it unique in the process. […]