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Freelancer Resources

Helpful guides, tips and tricks for freelancers and contractors

A guide to pricing yourself as a freelancer


As a freelancer, how you price your work has a huge impact on your career. Charge too much, and you may not get enough work to stay busy. C...

Demystifying the 5 Most Common Contracting Myths


Times have changed. Ways of working have shifted away from siloed permanent roles, and organisations across New Zealand and the globe have e...

Even freelancers need a little holiday...


For many self-employed people, holidays are a complete fantasy. Permanent staff have the luxury of taking a holiday (or being sick) knowing...

Freelancer’s guide to KiwiSaver


Being a freelancer has a lot of perks - more freedom, more autonomy, and complete control over what work you take on (and who you work with)...

Grow Your Freelance Work by Posting Regularly on LinkedIn


The holy grail for any freelancer is a steady trickle of new clients and projects coming in. This gives you three great advantages: You...

How to Be Productive and Focused While Working From Home


We’ve all been there as freelancers. You sit down at your kitchen table to do some work when you realise you haven’t put the trash out and t...

How to Build an Effective Sales Pipeline


We turned to freelance copywriter, Sam Grover, for his thoughts on why a sales pipeline is critical to your success as a freelancer. Sam als...

How to Calculate the Cost of your Financial Admin


Most contractors and freelancers don’t think about the full cost of sorting out their financial admin. Our financial admin calculator can he...

Independent contractors: how to find your next contract


One of the biggest myths about being a contactor is that it’s less stable than being a permanent employee. That’s true for some independent...

How to grow your freelance business through networking


As a freelancer, I often feel like I work in a vacuum. Generally I work alone, which means I don’t have a team around me to celebrate with....

The Ultimate Guide to Invoicing like a Pro


Whether you’re a contractor, freelancer, sole trader, or you own and operate your own business, sending an invoice is the most important par...

The Best Tools for Contractors and Freelancers


When you work independently as a contractor or freelancer, it becomes really obvious just how much your time is worth.  That’s why it’s imp...

The freelancer’s guide to personal branding


Whether you’ve actively crafted one or not, you already have a personal brand. People hear your name and think of certain things, feel speci...

The graphic designer’s guide to growing your freelance business


As freelancers, there are always things we can do to start, grow, or scale our businesses. But it can be hard to know where to start or what...

Your Guide to Being a Contractor


Contracting is an amazing way of life. When you go out contracting, numerous benefits open up:  A better work/life balance: as your own...