How Much Should I Spend On Marketing?

Team Forecast October 20, 2017

A huge aspect of living a successful freelance lifestyle is working out where your money should go. Chances are you’re already spending much less on transport costs than you would if you were to work for a conventional company, and you don’t have to pay other staff or expensive overhead...

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Client Reports

Red Davis October 17, 2017

The more clients I work with, the harder it is to get a gist of the contributions each client makes to my yearly turnover. It can also be surprising when you find out a project that exhausts and drains you is only contributing 5% of your annual turnover. Having this...

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What To Do If a Client Isn’t Paying On Time

Team Forecast October 10, 2017

Chasing payments from clients is something that none of us want to do, but unfortunately most will have to deal with this at some point during our working lives. When someone isn’t paying for your services when they should be, it can be frustrating and hard to deal with, so...

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Introducing Forecast

Red Davis October 5, 2017

Since I started freelancing earlier this year, my most valuable metric has been how much runway I have left (or “how long before I need to get a real job”). I use FreeAgent for all my finances. It’s a great tool, but it’s more about showing you your balance sheets...

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How Many Hours a Week Should You Be Working?

Team Forecast September 26, 2017

One of the main reasons many of us turn to freelance work is to enjoy a more leisure-friendly lifestyle. Ridding yourself of the dreaded morning commute feels amazing, as does being able to have a lie-in every once in a while and complete your work later on in the day....

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