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16/11/2019
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10 LESSONS FROM FIVE YEARS OF FREELANCING

This week sees an important landmark for me – it’s five years since I gave up my job and went freelance. Before that I’d been working in London for almost 10 years. I had a job and a company I liked, but couldn’t shake off the bored and restless feeling, so decided to see if

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The Freelancer Economy: Malaysia Future Workforce

Would freelancers become the future workforce in Malaysia? – Are you just like any other employee in the workforce? Months and years of working in the same job with its rigid timeframe. Why not try freelancing? Here are a few statistics showing how much freelancing is growing to be a huge part in the global economy.

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13/11/2019
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The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing in College

Have you ever wanted to make some extra money? Of course you have. When you’re in college, though, it can be a challenge. You have classes, clubs, sleep, and Netflix binge watching sessions to attend to. How are you supposed to make some extra cash? The obvious answer would be a part time job. Part time

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08/11/2019
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How To Get Started As A Freelancer In Malaysia

Not everyone can adhere to the 9-to-5 lifestyle and deal with full-time jobs. Some of us like a bit of flexibility and want to be our own boss. There are many benefits to being a freelancer. First of all, you don’t have a higher-up to report to, you answer to yourself and your client. You

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Becoming an At-Home Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer is a fast and affordable way to start earning an income from home. Especially if you freelance a skill you already have, you can get started offering your services today. What Is a Freelancer? A freelancer is someone who offers their services for a fee and usually with no expectation of a permanent

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07/11/2019
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Working for a Company vs. Working for Yourself

Thinking about working for yourself? Do it! But read this first

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5 Ways to Impress a New Freelancing Client

You’ve just landed a new client. You’re nervous. The deadline looms. Perhaps you punched slightly above your weight. Can I really do this? But don’t sweat it. Whenever I start with a new client there are a couple of go-to methods I use to make sure I get off on the right page, and to

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Six Lessons From My First Year of Freelancing

Depending on One Source of Income Like an Employee It was about this time last year when I first made a firm decision to be self-employed rather than working for someone else, and it obviously took some adjusting. One of the most common errors people make that needs to be corrected immediately is to get

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06/11/2019
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How to land a remote freelance web development job in 21 days without a fleshed out portfolio

A lot of new developers will often email me, “Hey Derick, I’m a new developer. Can I land a remote freelance job too?” My response is always, “Different projects need different levels of experience. What projects do you have under your belt?” When I ask that question, some developers might get the idea that they need to

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How to Price Yourself as a Freelance Developer

It’s been 6 years since I started my freelancing career as a full-stack developer in Tokyo. In recent years I work for companies only 30% of a year and 70% is assigned for my personal projects like Inkdrop while I still make the same income. I love my life style. What made it possible is project-based pricing,

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