Issue #24

Editor’s Note

Tax season is almost wrapped up. Unless you filed for an extension, have state or other local taxes due after mid April, or do quarterly filings. So maybe it’s not wrapped up.

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Articles

3 Insights You Can Learn About Your Freelance Business from Google Analytics

Oh, you actually have to use the analytics?

Weekend Project: Correct Content Mistakes that are Damaging Your SEO

If you need a weekend project, here’s a way to work on your business.

The Art of the Graphic Design Leave Behind

Leave behind suggests you’re actually seeing the client in person, something I don’t think I’ve done in years.

7 Warning Signs to Watch for When Working with Subcontractors

Prevention and good hiring helps too.

How to charge clients: flat fee vs. hourly rate?

More discussion on the hourly vs fixed price choice.

Before naming your startup, read this.

More on naming.

Client Screener

Mike Monteiro’s book, “Design is a Job” talked about a client screener, here it is.

Plan a Marketing Strategy for your Freelance Career

To help minimize the feast or famine cycle.

Consultants: W-2, 1099 or Corp-to-Corp?

I didn’t see this in time for taxes this year, but probably useful if you’re just starting the freelance game.

Resources

Freelance Freedom 255: Tax Time

The tax man cameth, well, the Federal Tax Man did. My state Tax Man is May 1.

Podcasts

005 – Equipment & Tools

Newish Podcast from 70 decibles and A Better Freelancer.

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