Tips for Freelancers and Small Businesses

Being a digital nomad – is it right for you?

Being a digital nomad – is it right for you?

There is a certain lure to be a freelancer. As your wanderlust grows stronger and your urge for adventure increases, it might become more and more tempting to leave your 9 to 5 job and become a digital nomad. All you require is a laptop and an internet connection,...

Why UAE Companies Are Starting To Prefer Freelancers

Why UAE Companies Are Starting To Prefer Freelancers

Back in the day, it was unheard of changing companies after two or three years. Rather, people would stay at one company for upwards of ten years or twenty years. Millennials started changing this, moving to a new company every couple of years. Now a new trend is...

Everything you need to know about the freelance visa in the UAE

Everything you need to know about the freelance visa in the UAE

The barrier of entry to becoming a freelancer is not very high: submit some proposals, find a client and you’re ready to go. But did you know that you need a permit to work as a freelancer in the UAE?   In previous years freelancing was quite difficult to pursue in...

Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself a Freelancer?

Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself a Freelancer?

What inspired you to become a freelancer?  Was it the idea of being your own boss and determining your own working hours?  Was it the freedom of not having to work at an office? Or maybe you lost your job and had to make ends meet? Whatever the reason might be,...

6 Reasons Why Companies Hate Working with Freelancers

6 Reasons Why Companies Hate Working with Freelancers

Your bread and butter as a freelancer are your clients, but sometimes clients don’t return. If you have your own business, you would have discovered the old marketing cliché that it is easier to retain a client than to attain new ones rings true. But why is it that...

How to calculate your hourly rate as a freelancer?

How to calculate your hourly rate as a freelancer?

Working with a freelancer is an easy way to hire extra resources for a specific project without having to incur the added expense of hiring a full-time employee. Despite there being a number of advantages to hiring freelancers, many companies dread working with them. ...

8 Steps to Kickstarting Your Freelance Career

8 Steps to Kickstarting Your Freelance Career

Everything that you might have thought about, and possibly forgot. You decided to start doing freelance work and everything is ready for you to be your own boss, except for one rather important point: how much should you charge your clients per hour? And what all to...

22 Freelance Jobs You Can Start Today in the UAE

22 Freelance Jobs You Can Start Today in the UAE

For students, graduates who are still searching for a job, part-time employees or even full-time employees, there are always opportunities to work as a freelancer. The most important benefit of a freelance career is that you are able to work whenever or wherever suits...