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April 22, 2021

AGAINST RECYCLING

Renowned designer Tobias van Schneider warns creatives against The publishing curse — recycling of written content. He also quotes Pablo Picasso: “Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.”

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April 21, 2021

HOW TO DO CLIENT ONBOARDING

Client onboarding is what happens after you take on a new client — the opening game — and it is rarely discussed among freelancers. The article How to do client onboarding right on Freelancers Union blog covers some practical basics: 1. Finalize the documentation, 2. Send a welcome packet, 3. Onboarding questionnaire, 4. Schedule a kickoff meeting, and 5. Create a strategic project plan.

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April 20, 2021

REMOTE WORKERS FLOCK TO CANARY ISLANDS

Remote workers (many of them freelance) flock to Spain’s Canary Islands, and “It’s a dream come true”, El País reports.

The trend started early in 2020, with Gran Canaria currently leading the pack: “Up until last year, between 5% and 10% of renters were remote workers. Since October, that number is 90%,” says one property manager based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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April 16, 2021

.EU DOMAIN REGISTRY LOCK

If you own any valuable .EU domains, you should protect them against hijacking, unintended changes, deletions or transfers via EURid’s Registry Lock Service. Not to confuse for less safe Registrar Lock, it provides the highest level of security for most valuable and highly visible domain names, and can only be lifted with the assistance of human operators and multi-factor verification.

You can search the list of accredited registrars to find those who support Registry Lock in your country and language. For example, we have registry-locked our primary domains Freelancing.eu and Freelance.eu with Czechia.com, an outstanding professional registrar.

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April 15, 2021

SOLO

Solo is a free “freelance business masterclass for indie designers and creatives,” written by Benek Lisefski from New Zealand, who has been freelancing for 18 years.

In total, there are one hundred articles divided into ten sections: 1. Basics, 2. Business and entrepreneurship, 3. Value and pricing, 4. Clients, 5. Communication and professionalism, 6. Reputation and marketing, 7. Design and creativity, 8. Design process and strategy, 9. Lifestyle and productivity, and 10. Future of work.

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April 14, 2021

EAZY SLEAZY

As Europeans come out of lockdowns, Mick Jagger teamed up with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, ex-Nirvana) to celebrate it with a new song Eazy Sleazy 🤘 Anyway, wouldn’t you like to be that energetic when you are freelance at 77 like Mick?

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April 13, 2021

CENTER CAM: MID-SCREEN WEBCAM

Eureka! Center Cam, as presented on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, is an adjustable webcam that operates in the middle of your screen. Obviously, this solves everything 😉

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April 13, 2021

HOW TO START FREELANCING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

How to start as a freelancer in the digital age has been the topic of a recent down-to-earth interview with Elina Jutelyte — founder of Belgian Freelance Business Community and the upcoming online conference for freelancers in marketing and sales.

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April 9, 2021

VIRTUAL MEETINGS ARE HERE TO STAY

Love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay, predicts The Economist in an insightful article on the upsides and downsides of remote work. Many of them also apply to us freelancers, who used to meet in-person with clients. (Enter your email to pass Economist’s paywall.)

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April 8, 2021

FEEDLY

To stay in touch with hundreds of sources in your industry, Feedly app comes to the rescue. It enables you to monitor blogs, websites, podcasts, etc. with very little effort via RSS, while saving your inbox and time from clutter. A free version is available, while the Pro accounts add support for monitoring Twitter content, Google keywords, as well as newsletters.

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