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Learn to Freelance

Here is a collection of my favorite posts for someone looking to start freelancing. Whether you’re just looking for a few jobs for extra money, or you want the freedom of being your own boss, I’m sure you’ll find some useful info.

And don’t forget to pop over to The Freelance Lifestyle Forum to say HI and hang out:) or to ask any questions you may have!

  • The 2013 Guide To: Alternative AutoCAD Software Options googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); It was about this time last year when I posted a quick round up of the most popular and widely used alternatives to Autodesks AutoCAD. While the post turned out to be missing a few key software options it still became one of my most popular posts last year and I have ...
  • Get More Work Done in Less Time with this Productivity Technique googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); We allĀ  have days when it feels like no matter how hard we work nothing really gets finished. How many times a week do you find yourself saying “man, I’m swamped” or “I have so much on my plate right now” and have that stressful feeling wash over us. You realize you’re not ...
  • An AutoCAD Cheat Sheet and Being More Productive googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); If you’ve been a subscriber to my newsletter (you can subscribe in the sidebar;) ) for a little while you already know how much I like productivity tips and tricks. I try to include one in each of my newsletters. When it comes to drafting and especially freelance cad work there are so ...
  • Getting Started in Freelance Drafting googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); I’ve talked about making extra money as a freelance drafter or designer in the past and how I have learned to make decent extra money from home. Currently I do not make enough to quit my day job. But I have learned the skills and set up the infrastructure I will need ...
  • 8 AutoCAD Sites and Resources I Read and Why You’ll Want to as Well googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); I’ve been meaning to write a round-up post of a few of my favorite AutoCAD Sites and Resources for a while now but seem to have suffered from a bad case of procrastination for far too long. So when I was making a list of posts I want to write this month ...
  • Easy Productivity Tricks You Should Already Know googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); For office workers and freelancers alike, there are hundreds maybe even thousands of distractions we have to deal with every single day. How is it then, that we are supposed to get anything done let alone make money drafting from home or in a noisy office setting? Well I’m going to show ...
  • The BAE AutoCAD Drawing Template! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); CAD Drawings Made Simple You Get: 4 Full Featured AutoCAD Title Blocks with customizable attributes Layout Tabs Pre-Set and Ready to Rock Dynamic CAD Scalebar Block with more scales built in than I can Count! North Arrow Block that’s not only sexy but sleek and stylish too;) Easy to Edit custom shaped viewports Hours of Drafting Time already done ...
  • Freelancing: The only Recession Proof AutoCAD Job googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Today was the closest I’ve been hit by the recession, it was also the day I realized just how important it is to have a backup plan in place and ready to go. It started last week, I had heard through the office grapevine that there was a possible layoff in the coming ...
  • Free AutoCAD Title Blocks! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Simply Sign up for my Newsletter to have your two 8.5 x 11 Title Blocks Delivered Right to your Mail Box. Don’t Worry I don’t send Spam, just updates about the site and useful AutoCAD Tips. Your Free Title Blocks Will be delivered automatically when you confirm:) Enjoy, and let ...
  • Starting your own Small Business googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); // In my last Starting your own home business post we talked about the reasons and benefits of starting a home business for freelance work. I also mentioned that I had begun the process my self and would keep my readers updated of the progress. In this first week I suggested thinking up ...
  • Starting your own home business googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); If you’ve kept up with my posts recently you may have read that I was considering starting up my own small/home business for my web and graphic design work.       I’ve now been freelancing and doing work for friends as more of a hobby than a serious business but it was pointed out to ...
  • Should I Start a Small Business googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); A few weeks ago I was talking with an old boss of mine about how I’ve done freelance work over the past couple years and a bit about how I handle taxes, costs and fees. After explaining to him that the only thing I did was count it as extra income come tax ...
  • Day 25: Starting to Freelance – A few tips googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Today is a bit of a prequel to yesterdays post about using Craigslist. I had a few people ask me about working in freelance so I wrote up a couple of tips to get you started and I’ll hopefully be able to keep adding to this list as time goes by. Freelance design ...
  • Day 24: Find Freelance Jobs – Craigslist googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Today I’m going to a brief rundown on using Craigslist to find freelance work. While you particular service, or talent probably won’t be the same as mine (Graphic Design) whichever you choose I know it will be helpful. Using Craigslist can be a great way to find new work and even the ...
  • Day 17: 5 Top Earning Blogs 2011 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); I’m not posting this list to kiss ass or help promote any of the blogs listed, but only to help new and current bloggers to see the potential that can be possible from blogging. Now don’t get me wrong most bloggers will never make any where near this much blogging, but with ...
  • Day 16: QR Code for Advertisement googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); In yesterday’s post I explained what a QR Code is and how it works as an advertising medium and can contain links, text, and phone numbers. I recently made up a few to include on my website, and use in my new business card design. The great thing about these little ...
  • Day 15: What is a QR Code? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); You’ve probably seen a code like this recently, they are called QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) and have really taken off in advertising. They can be found everywhere from magazines, fliers, newspapers, and products in the grocery store. A single QR code can contain either text, an url, or a phone number ...
  • Day 14: Google Keyword Tool googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); A lot of bloggers new and seasoned are still not taking advantage of keyword selection or using the google keyword tool to rank higher and gain readers. By choosing your keywords carefully you can greatly increase your readership. In order to choose the right keywords for your site, keyword research is needed. ...
  • Day 12: Setting up WordPress.com Iphone App googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); I’ve found it to be difficult to keep up with comment approvals and deleting spam this last week, so I decided to look for an easy way to keep tabs on my blogs commenting. It literally took me 1 minute on my Iphone to find an awesome solution. I opened up ...
  • Day 10: DIY Graphic Design – Photoshop googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Todays topic is going to be affordable site images and graphics. When you think graphics a lot of people start thinking complicated software, oddball graphic designers and ” graphics are something they can’t do” Well I’m going clear up a few things about how connected graphic design and blogging really are. Everything ...
  • Day 8: You.0 Make your Brand Known googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); Branding and recognition is a major part of any business, company, or blog and yet somehow it goes unnoticed far to often. What I mean by making your band known isn’t so much that you need a recognizable logo or slogan though they are a n important part of business. What I’m talking ...
  • Day 7: Claim to fame “Technorati” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); With day 7 already underway I feel like I’m finally starting to get my blog under control and being read by interested readers. So far my task today has been a simple one. I’ve been told by friends and fellow bloggers that I need to start reading up on similar blogs to ...
  • Introducing: The BAE AutoCAD Drawing Template! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1409011394480-1'); }); CUSTOM TITLE BLOCKS Choose a Package Below & Get Started in Minutes Bronze Package: $49 Included: 1 Title Block Style – A traditional and stylish Layout with the text information located in the bottom right of the Block. (see picture to the right) Page sizes included: 8.5×11 Landscape & Portrait 11X17 Landscape & Portrait ...