Posted by Matt Sornson June 12, 2014

Freelance Developer Portfolios that Convert

As a freelancer, your portfolio site is one of your most important assets. It serves as your public face, a way for clients to find you, and a resource for closing new contracts. A great web presence helps you with arguably the hardest part of freelancing…. keeping the pipeline full. So why do so many… Read more

Posted by John Nelligan May 23, 2014

The Best Way to Find New Clients

Most of your time, during your first year of freelancing will be spent finding clients and landing jobs. Sourcing jobs is a pain in the ass, and unless you’re one of those people who loves sales, it’s going to be the biggest bottleneck in your workflow. To some extent, looking for jobs is a numbers… Read more

Posted by Matt Sornson May 8, 2014

Building A Two-Sided Marketplace: How We Did It for Freelance

Two-sided marketplaces, when built correctly, can scale like few other business models can. Perhaps that’s why, of all the successful tech companies of the last few decades, we still talk about the ones who adopted a marketplace model. Amazon, founded in 1994, is now one of the world’s largest and most successful marketplaces. It operates… Read more

Posted by John Nelligan May 6, 2014

Matching Freelancers to Your Projects

Why Work with Us? You’ve got an important project. You need a great developer. You’ve got a lot of choice, but you don’t want to spend your time vetting people. You can’t afford to take the first person that bids on your job, only to find out midway through the project that you could have… Read more

Posted by Jon Nathanson April 8, 2014

I Quit My Job to Become a Freelance Writer. Here’s What I Learned.

Introduction I’m a freelance journalist, copywriter and marketer. About this time in 2013, I started freelancing. About a month ago, I quit my day job. It all went better than expected. I started with only a few assets to my credit: a passion for writing, a year-long commenting history on Hacker News, and a handful… Read more