You run a business, and your business runs on time. Whether your need to bill your customers, or knowing which projects use up precious...
December is crunch time for most freelancers. It’s that time of year again. Time to take on a few extra projects to make going to the mall less painful, and time to say, ‘yes’ to ridiculous requests from your clients. photo cc alli It’s the holidays, so you’ll give them a break; they just need one more thing done; [...]Devon Kreider
For a fresh 2013 look: Add a dash of PDF invoices, integrate with PayPal, sprinkle in some API docs and mix!
This year we asked ourselves, “What’s cooler than surviving the apocalypse?” Our answer was obviously, “MORE FEATURES!” (cue the confetti and cheering fans!) To start 2013 off right, we’ve rolled out a few features that you’re gonna love. In January we nerded out a bit with these new features. But we figured you wouldn’t [...]Devon Kreider
We can’t believe it, but we launched Freckle 4 years ago this month. It’s been one helluva crazy time. A lot has changed! And a lot hasn’t changed at all, too: Our #1 mission is still to help you kick more ass in your business, whether you’re a solo freelancer or consulting agency. That’s why we’ve grown [...]Thomas Fuchs
Happy Friday! **We hand-picked these 3 action-packed essays full of great ideas for your consulting biz.** Enjoy! ## Passing the Holy Milestone: How to Meet Deadlines Deadlines: they’re hard to love. > “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” — *Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s [...]Amy Hoy
No, Summer…I didn’t mean it that way, come baaaaack!! Just as quickly as the summer crept up on you, it’s already leaving. You can start feeling wisps of cool autumn air gliding in, and retail stores are in full fledged “back to school” mode! So far this summer you’ve: Organized Processized Optimized and…. [...]Amy Hoy
Processizing is like Jazzercising for your business, only way more useful… and involving no leg-warmers (unless, of course, you like ’em). In [Jazzercise! Processize!](http://letsfreckle.com/blog/2010/08/jazzercise-processize/), we talked about all the reasons *why* you should Processize. Today, we’re all about the HOW. ## Step [...]Amy Hoy
Be productive when you’re energetic, and relaxed when you’re not. A hammock is meant to be calming, not a topsy-turvy ride of anxiety and possible motion sickness! Similarly, if you force yourself to be active when you are feeling lazy, it will not be fun or productive and you will only get tangled up in the details. Finding the [...]Amy Hoy
Fire up that barbecue and spice up your summer with some sizzling tips and tricks about freelancing and consulting! Take advice from people who have been there before and who can help you add some zest to your biz. Here’s a list of 10 hot freelancing summer reads: These book recommendations come straight from [Amy Hoy](http://unicornfree.com), [...]Amy Hoy
Put those sweaters away!! Sweaters are great, but even thinking about touching their heavy itchy wool fabric can make you break out into a sweat. Summer is here, and it’s time to shelve both the clothes and expenses that are making you lose your cool. It’s also a great time to try out new business tools that you haven’t been [...]Amy Hoy
Seems like yesterday we were pulling on our winter coats, doesn’t it? And a few days ago, the Summer Solstice just zoooomed past. Time, she is a-fleetin’. If you’re like us, your biz s-l-o-o-o-w-s down over the summer. Clients are on holiday. Everybody’s feeling hot and listless. **But instead of just sweating to death, [...]Amy Hoy