Advice and Tips On Becoming A Contractor

The Dark Side Of Contracting: Anxiety

The Dark Side Of Contracting: Anxiety

One of the least mentioned aspects talked about surrounding contracting is anxiety. The concept of packing up your job and getting your first contract makes a lot of people nervous. Anxiety about the unknown is perfectly natural… after all, your ...

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6 Tips For Transitioning From A Full-time Job To A Contractor

6 Tips For Transitioning From A Full-time Job To A Contractor

If you are reading this, then I’m assuming that you’ve been thinking about becoming a contractor. A lot of people might get enticed by the hefty day rates or the freedom, but most people getting into contracting fail to understand ...

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The Contractors Do’s and Don’ts When Negotiating A Contract

The Contractors Do’s and Don’ts When Negotiating A Contract

Asides from not getting an account soon enough, the second biggest mistake you’ll make as a contractor is not negating and clarifying your contracts enough. We all get so accustomed to skipping the T&C’s for the latest iPhone upgrade, it ...

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The 9 Best Mobile Apps For Contractors

The 9 Best Mobile Apps For Contractors

Whether you’re about to branch out into contracting, or, you’re a seasoned pro, you should be fully aware of how competitive the job market can be at times. In order to give yourself the best chance of success, you need ...

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How To Approach Your Client On Overdue Payments

How To Approach Your Client On Overdue Payments

Unfortunately when you contract directly, late payments can occur. Approach your client in the correct manner is key to ensuring you get paid and keep a good relationship to continue working together in the future. How To Communication With the ...

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6 Tips for Creating The Perfect Invoice For Contractors

6 Tips for Creating The Perfect Invoice For Contractors

After you have won your first contract, at some point you will need to send your client an invoice. Creating a good professional invoice is key to getting repeat business and making sure you get paid on time. In today’s ...

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Picking The Right Type Of Contracts For You

Picking The Right Type Of Contracts For You

You know what one of the really frustrating things I found about permanent work? Not having the power to be able to pick the type of projects I wanted to work on.  When I was working in a permanent role, the business would win ...

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The Number One Thing That Will Guarantee You Won’t Get Paid As A Contractor

The Number One Thing That Will Guarantee You Won’t Get Paid As A Contractor

Sadly, as contractors, if you work directly with companies, once in a while you will very likely come across a client that is difficult in paying you.  It’s happened to me before.  You do the work, bill your client and then ...

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Finding Your First Client as A Contractor

Finding Your First Client as A Contractor

As many contractors would agree, one of the hardest things that you have to deal with, when starting, would be finding the right client. It will be good if you can start looking for clients at least two weeks before ...

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The Bureaucracy When Transitioning to Become an IT Contractor

The Bureaucracy When Transitioning to Become an IT Contractor

If you have tuned into the fact that prosperity is usually achieved by those who set up their own businesses or become their own bosses, you have come to the right page. This briefly discusses the bureaucracy when becoming an ...

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