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Feb. 1, 2022

All About Upwork Talent Badges

Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their Talent Badges are your way to build your reputation on t...

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Nov. 17, 2021

All About Upwork Fees for Freelancers

Upwork is a freelance platform with millions of freelancers and it’s free to join. You are completing your profile, searching for work, and pitching your service. Their service fee tier is based on your earnings and long-term...

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Nov. 10, 2021

How to Start Outsourcing Work as a Freelancer

One of the questions I get asked most in relation to my freelance business is “When do you outsource work?” For many, outsourcing freelance work is a way of staying motivated. They find that the daunting tasks are the things …

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Oct. 27, 2021

All About Liability Insurance for Freelancers

Freelance workers are considered self-employed and even a business of one needs insurance. There are a few types of business insurance for freelancers: general liability, professional liability, business interruption, and cyb...

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Oct. 6, 2021

How to Use LinkedIn Marketplace as a Freelancer?

LinkedIn Marketplace is rolling the feature for the gig workers and everyone is excited! With over 722 million members and 310 million monthly active users, for every freelancer, this means that finding new projects will beco...

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Aug. 11, 2021

How Do Freelancers Onboard Their Clients

The onboarding process is you explaining to your client what your workflow is: what tasks to expect to be completed when those will be completed, deadlines, service price, payment type, how and when to reach you; what is requ...

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Aug. 4, 2021

How to Find Freelance Clients on LinkedIn

And do you know what Google , Apple , and Netflix have in common? They all recruit contractors on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is one of the best ways to find clients and it served as an effective lead magnet, it’s like …

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July 28, 2021

3 Time Management Apps for My Freelance Business

I keep hearing about all these tips and tricks on how to gain more time in your day. But how I see it, we all have 24 hours a day, and all we must do is manage ourselves better, not …

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July 21, 2021

Asking Freelance Clients for Feedback

A lot of freelancers think it is underrated to ask the client for feedback. No matter how much experience you have onboard, no matter how talented you are, it is OK to feel a bit agitated before you receive your …

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July 14, 2021

How to Stand Out When Freelancing

We all know that it is becoming more and more difficult to get projects from one day to another due to the competitive market we are in. There are millions of freelancers on platforms such as Upwork , Fiverr , …

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July 7, 2021

All About Freelance Burnout- It's Real!

Freelancing is a one-man job, you must find new opportunities, you create invoices, you update your portfolio, you do your social media, and you communicate with clients: to sell, to upsell, negotiate and the list can go on. ...

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July 1, 2021

What is a Coworking Space and Do Freelancers Need One?

In 2021 coworking spaces are on a rise and by 2024, it is expected to go to 40,000. While startups and corporations are switching from the traditional office to something more relaxing, freelancers are joining a coworking spa...

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June 23, 2021

Self-Care Strategies for Freelancers with Alejandra Villacis

Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, a...

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June 17, 2021

How to Set Client Boundaries as a Freelancer?

A lot of freelancers are afraid of saying no to their clients, thinking they are putting the professional relationship in danger. And when you do that, you are losing control of showing your client where you stand. In this ep...

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June 13, 2021

When Should Freelancers Raise Their Rates?

When should freelancers raise their rates? Some will say there is no right or wrong, as long as you feel comfortable. Hear me out: raising your rate might not feel comfortable and you will not feel all cozy, because you …

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June 3, 2021

Dealing with Difficult Clients as a Freelancer with Alejandra Villaci…

Starting freelancing is not coming without any hops. In this episode, Alejandra Villacis from June 10th Creative Services is taking us on her journey: how she started, how difficult it was, what did she learn along her way, a...

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May 27, 2021

3 Invoicing Systems for Freelancers

No matter if you identify yourself as a freelancer, self-employed consultant, or solopreneur, you must treat your service as a business. One way to do that is to automate your invoicing system. This makes you look professiona...

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May 19, 2021

8 Red Flags for Freelancers

In freelancing, some clients are hard to deal with. I would classify them into the type of clients that are ''paying'', others ''not paying, and others' ''average paying''. Your target is those clients that are ready to pay f...

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May 15, 2021

Do Freelancers Give Refunds

In freelancing, not all clients are made for you and that’s OK. Not all experiences are positive, but most of them are. Maybe there are thousands of people offering the same service you are offering; however, your top priorit...

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May 7, 2021

My Road to Success: From Sales to an Award-Winning Publicist

Tracy Lamourie is a high-profile international award-winning publicist, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc. Tracy did not choose a traditional career path for a publicist. While having no education...

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April 27, 2021

What is a Freelance Visa?

If your dream is to work and travel, I have great news for you: in 2021 a lot of countries re-opened the digital nomad visa application program. Many governments are keeping up with the work trends and gig economy. They …

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April 20, 2021

5 Ways Not to Sell Yourself Short

Like any business model, freelancing is not perfect. Being a solopreneur on a long journey, sometimes it might feel lonely, you are a one-man business and you have this pressure that you have to be perfect at everything you d...

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April 14, 2021

6 Freelance Tips for Beginners

In the last three years, escaping the corporate world has become a trend. While it’s amazing to choose your own clients, your preferred working hours, a lot of freelancers are still struggling financially due to the fact that...

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April 6, 2021

Quotes vs Estimates for Freelancers

Should freelancers provide estimated prices or fixed ones and which one of them would be more convenient for a freelance business? What are the ups and downs when using these pricing methods? In this episode, you will… Unders...

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March 30, 2021

When to Quit Freelancing?

Is there a right time to quit freelancing? And what are the reasons a lot of freelancers find themselves back into their corporate job? There are so many reasons and I hate seeing freelancers shamed that they chose a differen...

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March 22, 2021

Do Freelancers Need to Sign an NDA

Do freelancers need to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) and what is your responsibility once they put their signature on that piece of paper? Freelancers work with multiple clients at the same time and comparing to empl...

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March 15, 2021

What Freelance Jobs are in Demand

Besides the opportunities in tech, what freelance jobs are in demand in 2021? But before we start on it, remember that to elevate, you have to invest in yourself. I really love how Zig Ziglar explains it’’ If you are …

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March 4, 2021

A Freelancer's Imposter Syndrome

Feeling like a freelance fraud? Learn about imposter syndrome, what steps you have to take to manage it and why does it matter to know the signs beforehand. In this episode you will learn: what is imposter syndrome get practi...

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Feb. 22, 2021

What to do if a client doesn't pay

Today let’s talk about the bad apples in freelancing: clients that do not pay! I hope you will not meet any. In over six years of freelancing, I never had an unpleasant situation related to non-payment. However, it is always …

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Feb. 15, 2021

How Do Freelancers Track Hours

Today let’s talk about tracking your hours as a freelancer, why you should doing it as soon as possible, how you should do it and why accountability is important for your freelance business. In this episode, you will… Underst...

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Feb. 8, 2021

The Best Payment Methods Used by Freelancers

Today let’s talk about the best payment methods used by freelancers and what is the criteria for selecting the one suitable for your business. In this episode, you will… Get the four most used payment methods in 2021 by freel...

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Feb. 1, 2021

What is Escrow in Freelancing?

Today let’s talk about how escrow services help freelancers make sure they are getting paid for the work they are doing and assure the clients that they will get the service they are paying- if not, they get the money-back …

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Jan. 25, 2021

How to Build an Online Freelance Portfolio?

Today let’s talk about how to build a freelance portfolio with no hassle of feeling overwhelmed. Did you know that a lot of freelancers give up at this stage because they just say ‘’well, I have no experience to showcase, …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Should Universities Prepare Students for Freelance Work?

Freelancing is not something new, it is a trend for some years already. It mainly means career pursuing without being tied to a single employer. What a freelancer does is contract work. If freelancing is not fairly new, why d...

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Jan. 11, 2021

Six Things We Hate About Freelancing

If you thought freelancing means traveling until you drop dead tired or working on a beach in Thailand, then I will disappoint you but these are just myths or it rarely happens. A freelancer might be that person that you …

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Jan. 4, 2021

Is 2021 a Good Year to Start Freelancing?

2020 was the perfect year to discover if you would love to take the freelancing path or not. Nowadays freelance jobs are taking over the world. According to, in the last 12 months, 2 million Americans joined their ...

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Dec. 28, 2020

How to Invoice as a Freelancer?

Before stepping into the freelance world, you have to understand that until you grow, you will be your own accountant. This means you are solely responsible for getting paid for the work you’ve done. And this takes place usin...

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Dec. 18, 2020

Pros and Cons of Performance-Based Pay

Once you decided what service to offer as a freelancer, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from: Hourly pay Per project Performance-based pay The most common fee structures are the hourly and project-based o...

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Dec. 11, 2020

Pros and Cons of Hourly Pay

Choosing the fee structure for your new freelance project can be a challenge and one size does not fit all. In freelancing, there are few types of fee structures you can choose from: Hourly pay Per project Commission-based In...

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Dec. 6, 2020

Pros and Cons of a Fixed-Price Project

Often freelancers ask me how do you set your prices and is it best to charge per hour or per project? To be honest, this is a continuous game of pros and cons, and it depends on the project. In …

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Nov. 27, 2020

How to Be More Productive?

In this episode, I am sharing approaches to deep work, shallow work, and how to stay productive in this noisy online environment we find ourselves in. In this episode, you will…. Learn what is deep work and what is shallow …

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Nov. 20, 2020

How to create a great cover letter

I am so excited about this episode, where I will be sharing my own experience on how to design a cover letter that lands you in a job as soon as possible. Every aspiring freelancer must start somewhere. It is …

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Nov. 13, 2020

Where to find freelance work

In this episode, I will touch on why you need to adopt a mindset that takes more energy and how the small choices have a big impact. I am sharing all the online platforms I know that will help you …

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Nov. 6, 2020

How to price your freelance service

Today we will talk about money. Because love, no money- no honey. As a freelancer, you must be comfortable in talking about pricing, money, how much you charge, and how much you are willing to negotiate. If you hated negotiat...

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Oct. 30, 2020

How to find the skills you are great at

In this episode, I am sharing the importance of knowing why you want to freelance and how to find your superpower. What skills do you already have to help start freelancing today? I am teaching you about the importance of …

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Oct. 23, 2020

What Is Freelancing?

Welcome back to Jump In Podcast. If you are new here, welcome! I am Doina , a Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than 13,000 hours billed in the freelance world. In today’s podcast episode I’m sharing what free...

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Oct. 19, 2020

The Jump In Podcast- Who am I?

Welcome to Jump In Podcast. I am your host Doina , a Talent Acquisition Specialist with more than six years of experience in freelancing. Join me for a brand new podcast on how I navigate through the freelance world, offer …

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