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The Power of Please: How Etiquette in an Online World Goes a Long Way

Communication is one of the most powerful tools at a person’s disposal. We’ve developed complex communication methods that reached far beyond our ancestors’ basic vocabulary. Communication is now the cornerstone of a successful relationship – personal or business.  With the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, employees found themselves working from home,...

How to Increase the Visibility of Your Blog with SEMrush

Standing out amongst two million daily blog posts is no easy feat. Luckily with the right tools, you can be a little closer to the top of that pile. This SEMrush review spells out the most essential features and tools that you need today. What is SEMrush? SEMrush is an ‘online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform.’ If you’re not...

Top 15 Best Colored Pencils for Artists

From doodling ideas to polishing professional illustrations, there are few tools more versatile in an artist’s toolbox than the humble colored pencil. As we know them, colored pencils first appeared in the 1920s as a way to mark and check academic work. It didn’t take long for artists to realize their potential. Easier to erase than graphite, more...

A Helpful Graphic Design Business Names Guide for Freelance Designers

So you’re a seasoned design professional with years of valuable experience and the right tools to start your graphic design business, but you’ve hit a wall in the creative process. You don’t have a solid graphic design business name. And although you’ve got great experience creating top-level designs for businesses, there’s still an innate worry that...

How To Use A Google Docs Invoice Template For Your Business

If you’re a freelancer, a working professional, or a small business owner, chances are you’ll need to send out invoices on a pretty regular basis. But how exactly should you go about this? Many people choose to use traditional Microsoft Word documents for their invoicing needs, while others prefer the convenience and ease of using a Google Docs invoice...

Honeybook vs Dubsado: Which Freelance Platform is Right for You?

Freelancers are a group of motivated, professional, resilient, hard-working people. It is almost impossible to make it in the gig economy without these traits. So what’s the one thing freelancers lack? Time. There’s always so many things to get done, and there never seems to be enough time to focus on the tasks that will truly help grow your business....

5 Top Free Design Resources and Tools for Freelancers and Solopreneurs

Psst, hey you, yeah you. You’re a freelancer/solopreneur, aren’t you? How can I tell? Er, don’t take this the wrong way but you look a little stressed — like there’s so much to do, but so little time to do it. Wouldn’t it be just the best if there were free design resources and digital tools to streamline work processes, thus saving you time AND money?...

11 Business Lessons from a 15-Year Agency Owner

I’ve been running my agency, Lform Design, for more than 15 years. I started the business after a stint as a freelancer and, prior to that, working in-house as a designer. Since 2005, we’ve been helping our clients move the needle through modern, responsive website design that reflects their needs and values. Of course, I’ve learned a lot about running...

Your Guide to Creating a Stellar Freelance Writer Resume

Whether you are a freelancer who is trying to attract new clients or you want to have your resume stand out on search pages, you will need to have the best freelance writer resume possible to highlight your work and skills. With so many freelance writers out there competing for work, having a resume that stands out will be your key to success. Here,...

10 Best Work-Life Balance Jobs in 2020

Have you ever wondered how other working individuals get to enjoy their careers while still spending quality time with their families at home or during vacation? The truth is, there’s no secret to how these people enjoy a work-life balance. Choosing your career has a lot to do with it. If you’re one of the many who spend their day at the office and...

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