Starting a freelance career is a nerve-wracking time and having to grasp countless other skills such as time management, basic accounting as well as finding work, can feel like a mammoth task.
If you’re starting out in the world of freelance, one of the best things you can do is sign up to a freelance platform like our very own YunoJuno and take advantage of the managed features we offer. From finding great briefs to handling your invoices, we’ve created our platform to help connect clients and freelancers seamlessly.
Our blog explores some of the key features using a freelance management platform can bring to a new freelance career and why having a friendly community to reach out to is essential for your wellbeing.
Security of regular briefs
One of the harder tasks, when you’re starting out, is finding the work in the first place which is where YunoJuno comes in. Our platform works by filtering briefs to suit your freelancing skills so you’ll only ever see roles that are more suitable to your skillset.
Collating the most relevant briefs to apply for means you save valuable time and as we add new working briefs to our platform daily, if there’s nothing of interest to you one day, it's worth checking again the next!
Having the added security of using a platform that is easy to find and apply to relevant briefs means you can spend more time on other important parts of running your freelance business.
If you’re worried about contracts ending or want to line up work too, we’ve introduced new functionality that lets clients see whether you’re open to opportunities and even boost your profile so you’re top of the search.
Handles admin such as timesheets
Another great feature YunoJuno offers new freelancers is handling timesheets on your projects so you don’t have to worry about adding up hours or manually creating a time tracker before invoicing.
Keeping track of your time is important as a freelancer which is why we’ve included timesheets on our platform and once your client has approved them, your invoices can get paid!
Having timesheets also helps freelancers who may have a tendency to work overtime as it allows them to keep on top of their workday and not over-service on projects.
Removes the hassle of chasing payments
As one of the most discussed topics, chasing payments is one of the biggest issues for freelancers which is why we decided to make it much easier for freelancers to get paid. Many freelancers have teething problems with working agreements and payment when they start out which often ends in overdue invoices and even being ghosted.
To avoid that dreaded chasing payment feeling, we’ve consolidated billing so you’ll only ever need to send invoices to us each week after you’ve worked on a project. Once your timesheets are approved, YunoJuno guarantees payment so you’ll never have to chase an invoice again.
Provides a community of freelancers
Having a community of supportive peers is an essential part of being freelance, and as everyone is in the same boat, you’ll quickly discover that freelancers are a very friendly bunch! Here at YunoJuno, we recognise the importance of community which is why we’ve created various channels for our freelancers where they can share stories, and experiences and ask questions to their peers.
Looking after your mental health as a freelancer is essential to your well-being which is why we’ve always actively encouraged a warm, friendly community with our freelancers. Here at YunoJuno, we’ve worked with our community of freelancers to build relationships and combat loneliness as remote workers can often feel cut off from social contact.
Why not join our community of fellow freelancers today and find out more about what being a freelancer on YunoJuno really means.