The reality of COVID19 has finally hit us hard. It has now hit more than 195 countries and the total case number stands at more than 400000 . Its impact on businesses (irrespective of scale) is immense. News of job cuts, pay cuts have already started to pour in from all corners of the world. … Continue reading 5 advises for the survival of your business post COVID19
Recently, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) introduced the electronic invoice mandate. Businesses with more than 100 Crores annual turnover have to comply with this mandate. It remains optional and on trial basis for businesses less than 100 crores turnover. While this has drawn mixed reactions from India Inc, it is important … Continue reading E-Invoicing in GST: 10 Important questions which must be answered
If you ask a freelancer or a service provider, what is the biggest problem they face? Getting the payments on time will be the answer you will receive almost every time. So much so that most freelancers or service providers give up on their payment chase. Eventually losing out on the money which they deserve … Continue reading Tired of Chasing Payments? 5 reasons why Early Pay discount is your saviour
2000+. Yes, that is the latest number of deaths estimated world wide due to Wuhan Corona Virus. The biggest virus outbreak post SARS in 2003 (which incidentally also originated from China) has not only caused severe health related concerns but has also jolted businesses (or at-least the way they operate) in more than one way. … Continue reading Corona Virus: 5 Stories To Understand The Impact On Business.
Starting as a new freelancer is difficult if you have 0 clients. Ideally you should start working with an established company or another freelancer, and then commission some work from them. If you successfully get work from your peers, start working on building relation with your clients and then you will get new clients via … Continue reading Why Is It Difficult For New Freelancers To Establish Themselves? And It’s Solution.
Getting work done from freelancers can be very challenging at times. The biggest challenge is communication. We all have gone through those days when freelancers don’t reply to emails or calls. Here are the top reasons we have come across for broken communication. He is not free at that moment - Just respect that. He … Continue reading Why Freelancers Stop Replying To Client’s Calls
Being stuck for too long at the same point makes me feel miserable. Over the years I have tried to figure out the various reasons of being stuck with a piece of work. Identifying the problem will help you resolve faster. Why are you stuck? And how to resolve it. Unclear brief from client: A … Continue reading Freelancer Productivity: 8 Tips To Break The Blockage and Get More Work Done
One the many freedoms that freelancing brings is the choice of work place. Because you do not have a fixed team, you don't need to have a fixed office place. Freelancers still struggle with finding the right place to work. We will look at the options for freelancers and the best place to work. Objective … Continue reading Where Should Freelancers Work From? Cafe, Home, Office or Coworking Space?
Becoming a better freelancer involves improving your core skillset and then being able to communicate that to a client or lead. While core skillset is different for everyone, there are soft skills that are applicable to all kinds of freelancers that will help your win and retain more clients. 1. A portfolio with “branded” clients … Continue reading 5 Things To Do To Be A Better Freelancer Right Now?
Note: Refrens Smart Invoices is the easiest invoice system for freelancers in India. It's FREE forever. Try Now. Setting the right price for Freelance service always takes a toll on our creative brain. We are always confused between quoting a higher price thereby risking to lose the potential client, or quoting a lower price and … Continue reading Freelancer Pricing – How To Price Your Service For First Time Customers?