Freelance Launch – How to Start Your Freelance Career From Scratch

I’ve spent the last six years running a successful freelance business while travelling all over Europe. For myself and many others, freelancing means freedom – the freedom to set your own hours and work from anywhere in the world! Launching a freelance career without experience is really tough. I started completely from scratch, teaching myself the skills that I needed and working late into the night for months to find those first few clients. I made a lot of mistakes and missed opportunities in … Continue reading

Digital Nomad Jobs – An alternative view on microtasking

A few weeks back I wrote a few lines on microtasking. It’s fair to say that my experience with them wasn’t great. However, being a modern, open-minded kinda guy I’m always happy to hear the other side of the argument. With that in mind I am happy to share with you a short piece sent to us by Giuliana Ceresa. Giuliana has slightly taken me to (micro) task over my comments and was keen to show you that undertaking a few … Continue reading

Digital Nomad Jobs: Get work, get nomading. Part 1.

Being a digital nomad can be such good fun that it’s easy to forget about the work part. It’s too easy to get a little bit carried away and neglect the making money part of being a work from anywhere wanderer. Fortunately, as more and more people push away the desks and travel the world, where they probably still work at desks, but, you know, better ones in better places, more opportunities than ever are available. However, who has the time … Continue reading

Outsourcing – what to look for in a great freelancer.

If you run a business there will come a time when you need help – even if you’re a jack of all trades eventually you’ll find something that you just can’t do to a high enough standard. This could be visual design, (if you’re launching a store with dropshipping and you need to create artwork for products) programming, branding, SEO, or any other area of your business. Often the time you’d spend learning a new skill doesn’t end up being … Continue reading

New Year, New (Digital) Nomad-ing!

Happy New Year! Is there a better way to begin it then by planning your next or even first Digital Nomad adventures? Whether you are an experienced digital nomad or a fresh, young digital newmad(?) it never hurts to have a quick look at some of the handy sites and tools designed to make your nomad life that little bit easier. All of the topics below are covered in greater detail throughout the site – feel free to explore! So to … Continue reading

Digital Nomad Jobs – Where to find freelance work?

Digital Nomad Jobs – Where to find work online?* Finding (good) freelance digital nomad jobs online is not as straight forward as you may think, whilst there is a massive amount of work available, there are even more freelancers going for the same jobs. Fortunately there are ever-increasing numbers of sites online offering work for freelancers, listed below are several of the biggest, a few of the more obscure and some specialist sites. Why not try setting up a (copy … Continue reading

How to get hired on Upwork

If you decided to give Upwork a shot after reading about my experiences as an Upworker , here are some handy hints to give you the best chance of getting hired! (Lots of these are also relevant if you participate on other freelance job websites too!) Upwork – how to be successful! Make sure your profile is complete and up to date – get all your best work out there for potential clients to see! Try to write honestly and engagingly about yourself … Continue reading

Freelancing online with Upwork

Freelancing online with Upwork So, you’ve decided which digital nomad job is right for you – now what? Where are you going to find those clients that will fund your life of travel? Well, the good news is you have plenty of choice! Here’s a brief summary of my experience freelancing with – a major freelancing website, popular all over the world with both freelancers and clients. Upwork Upwork has a bit of a reputation for bottom feeding freelancers willing … Continue reading

How to be a great freelancer (and make your clients love you!)

Whether you’re a freelance programmer, writer, designer or anything in-between (and whether you’re a digital nomad or not) the key to success (and a reasonably steady income) is often long term repeat clients. But how do you make sure your clients keep coming back for more? Give a little extra. Now, I would never recommend working through the night or over the weekend at short notice, agreeing to unreasonable discounts to secure projects, or god forbid, working for free. However, … Continue reading

Building the perfect oDesk profile.

How to stand out from the crowd on oDesk! As a digital nomad freelancing their way around the world, you may decide to use oDesk as a source of employment. To do this successfully you will first need a profile to help you beat the crowds and get the jobs that you want. Fortunately, oDesk make this process pretty easy – here are a few tips to help your profile outshine the others. 1. Your display name. As simple as … Continue reading