Naman Sarawagi

Naman is the founder of Refrens. As a freelancer, he discovered various problems in the ecosystem, right from invoices and payments to networking and finding new clients. He shares insights of the freelance industry.

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Front-end Developer Portfolio Examples From Top Developers

Are you tired of applying for projects, and freelance positions? Do you want to get rid of recurrent rejections?  Here’s what you might be doing wrong!  Lack of Attachments!  Yes! You read that right. Every freelance posting has mentions of certain attachments. These can be resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. These explain to employers why …

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The Ultimate Guide: How to Become An SEO Freelancer In 10 Steps

An SEO freelancer is a specialist whose goal is to optimize a website to ensure it brings organic traffic with the help of search engines. Becoming a freelance specialist may cause some stress and lead to many questions. Whether you’ve worked on the team and want to switch to the SEO freelancing business or do …

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3 Must-Have Software Tools To Run your Freelance or Agency Business Efficiently

The main reason why people start freelancing or an agency is independence. But this independence means that you have to manage everything on your own, whether it’s about establishing your online presence, finding new clients, keeping track of all your leads, managing existing clients, collecting payments on time, handling accounting & bookkeeping, or keeping up …

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15 Freelance Tools to Increase Your Productivity

As a freelancer, you wear many hats. Not only are you responsible for finding and pitching clients, but you also have to handle the nitty-gritty details of running your business. That includes everything from creating invoices and bookkeeping to marketing and sales. And if you’re not careful, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  So, to make …

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Freelancing Vs Self Employment: A Detailed Comparison

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” -Jim Rohn.  People often use the term freelancing and self-employed interchangeably. However, both are entirely different concepts of working. The only similarity between these two is- Freedom to work on your own terms.  Nevertheless, distinguishing between freelancing and …

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Freelancers: 8 Tips For Choosing The Best Payment Gateway

If you’re a freelance writer, designer, or developer, you’re likely looking for a payment gateway to help you accept payments from your clients, be they national or International. These payment platforms help you receive money safely and efficiently, without having to set up your own storefronts and merchant accounts, which can be time-consuming and expensive.  …

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Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Freelance Web Developer

Are you seeking to enter the fiercely competitive industry of freelance web developing? You’re at the right spot. One legit way to make money with coding is through freelancing, but for most beginners, knowing where to begin can be intimidating and daunting. So, how do you start a freelance web development business? We’ll take you …

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8 Invoicing Tips For E-Commerce Businesses

E-commerce businesses are flourishing like never before as more and more people are getting accustomed to online shopping mode.  Approximately there are 12 million – 24 million eCommerce websites across the globe!  (Well, that’s an enormous number!)  As an e-commerce business owner, you already know the significance of the invoice you send across to your …

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8 Basic SEO Tips Every Freelancer Should Know

The need for companies to invest in digital marketing services is rising fast as technology becomes an integral part of running a successful business. When it comes to online advertising, SEO is crucial since it helps make websites more visible and more easily indexed by search engines. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a vital aspect …

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6 Secrets to Managing Remote Freelancers 

There’s a clear difference between in-person employees and remote freelancers – not only are freelancers working independently, but in many cases, management never meets them in person. Feeling disconnected as a result of this remote arrangement can make it harder for businesses to effectively manage, support, encourage, and otherwise engage with freelancers, which in turn, …

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Top 8 AI Writing Tools for Freelancers

Here’s something interesting – the freelancer economy in the US stood at a whopping $1.2 trillion in 2020! In fact, a large majority of freelancers today are freelance writers, as almost 131,000 freelancing individuals in the US call themselves writers, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. With freelance writing gaining traction, the competition in …

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The Ultimate Guide to Pricing As A Freelance Web Developer

The freelance space has been changing at an unprecedented pace in the past decades. The pandemic only escalated eCommerce business growth; offering more efficiency and convenience. Consequently, every business in the 21st century needs to maintain an effective online presence to remain competitive and accessible to customers.  An effective online presence starts with a website, …

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7 Easy Steps To Start Freelancing as a Graphic Designer 

Much like any freelance career, becoming a graphic designer can be daunting. So if you’re reading this, you’ve taken a step in the right direction. We’ll discuss actionable steps on how to start freelancing as a graphic designer.  If you’re wondering why you should pursue graphic design, take a look at these statistics. The graphic …

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How Freelancing Boom Is Pushing Businesses To Hybrid Work Model

The gig economy is growing, and that means more people are freelancing. This rise of freelancers has opened new opportunities for employers to hire talent in an affordable way but has also posed challenges for those looking for work. Let’s look into how the growth of the freelance industry is changing the way companies think …

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The Core Duties & Advantages Of A Product Manager

“Did you know that in a survey conducted by The Product Manager, approximately 700,000 professionals are working as full-time and part-time Product Managers, and these numbers are only growing by the day? “ With the advent of the pandemic, remote working has catered to many professional opportunities. Remote working as a choice has rapidly grown …

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Freelancing 101: The Ultimate Guide To Kick Start Your Freelancing Journey

Freelancing is for you if you enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and independence that come with being your own boss. In the current gig economy, freelancing is a fantastic career option that is constantly gaining in popularity. Every occupation is gaining success in the field of freelancing, from web developer to writer to designer. If you’re …

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How To Write A Killer Proposal Cover Letter

In this digital, competitively busy setting, first impressions are essential. The same goes with the cover letter you’re framing to pitch to a prospect. The client’s desk is already filled with convincing letters from potential talents. Standing out in the enormous queue of “skilled” candidates and grabbing the gig needs you to craft an appealing …

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7 Tips To Convince Your Clients To Rehire You

Freelance business involves spending considerable time selling your skills and finding ideal clients who value your work. Getting clients is one of the biggest hurdles freelancers deal with daily. To maintain a steady cash flow, freelancers need to keep adding projects to their pipeline. This means finding new clients is a recurrent activity for freelancers. …

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6 Tips To Decide Your Freelance Hourly Rate

Setting your own price is one the most significant advantages of working for yourself. While there is an advantage here, there is also much confusion and undermining that happens when you price your service/skills.  Speaking with potential customers about your pricing without having done your homework can seem like a daunting, and awkward endeavor. If …

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9 Freelancer Management Tools to Supercharge Your Business

It has never been easy to hire freelancers for the growth of your business. For years we have seen a huge rise in the number of independent workers in India and across the globe.  With the rise in freelance workers, there are a lot of online platforms to hire experienced freelancers for work. Additionally, rather …

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