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A collection of our latest blog posts about tech & software engineering trends, startup advice, and business insights. Read in-depth guides and interviews with industry leaders and domain experts.

How Much Does a Website Cost in 2018? A Breakdown of Website Maintenance Costs Nov 13, 2017
How Much Does a Website Cost in 2018? A Breakdown of Website Maintenance Costs

Read about the ongoing costs of maintaining a website, from hosting to domain names, to APIs and repos, to better gauge how much you need to succeed.

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40+ Upwork Alternatives: Best Freelance Websites for 2018 Nov 10, 2017
40+ Upwork Alternatives: Best Freelance Websites for 2018

Freelance talent sourcing giants like Upwork aren’t the only options to find the remote workers you need. Check out this list of 40 Upwork alternatives.

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Freelancer Invoicing Software Comparison: Harvest Invoice, Wave Apps, and More Nov 03, 2017
Freelancer Invoicing Software Comparison: Harvest Invoice, Wave Apps, and More

Read about the pros and cons of five free freelancer invoicing software tools, including: Harvest Invoice, Wave Apps, Invoicera, Invoice Ninja, and Bonsai.

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Freelance Web Developers vs. Dev Shops: What’s Right for My Software Project? Nov 01, 2017
Freelance Web Developers vs. Dev Shops: What’s Right for My Software Project?

You’re ready to build your software, but do you hire a freelance web developer or contract a software development company? Here’s a guide to help you out.

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How Quuu’s Founders Used Thinking “Small” to Build a Hugely Successful Product Nov 01, 2017
How Quuu’s Founders Used Thinking “Small” to Build a Hugely Successful Product

Mubs and Daniel spent a weekend to build something small, and launched Quuu in 2015. The platform has grown to over 35,000 users, and here's how they did it.

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The Soft Skills You Need to Ace Freelance Developer Interviews Oct 27, 2017
The Soft Skills You Need to Ace Freelance Developer Interviews

Read about the essential soft skills freelance developers need to succeed for vetting and client interviews.

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Do Overseas Developers Get a Bad Rap? U.S. vs. Overseas Software Engineers Oct 25, 2017
 Do Overseas Developers Get a Bad Rap? U.S. vs. Overseas Software Engineers

Ready to hire a software engineer, but not sure if you should hire U.S.-based or overseas developers? Here's what you need to know!

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The CEO of Drift on Why SaaS Companies Can't Win on Features, and Must Win on Brand Oct 25, 2017
The CEO of Drift on Why SaaS Companies Can't Win on Features, and Must Win on Brand

SaaS products are so easy to build that if there's a serious demand, the market will quickly be filled with similar products. To win, you need to win on brand.

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Freelance Taxes Made Easy: 1099 vs. W2 vs. W-8BEN Oct 20, 2017
Freelance Taxes Made Easy: 1099 vs. W2 vs. W-8BEN

Learn how to file taxes as a freelance client and as a freelance developer, with an in-depth explanation of the 1099-MISC, W8BEN, and self-employment taxes.

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What Your Freelance Developer Contract Should Cover (Contract Templates Included) Oct 16, 2017
What Your Freelance Developer Contract Should Cover (Contract Templates Included)

Every successful web development project needs a contract to protect both the client and the freelance developer. Here’s what you need to know, and what should be in your contract.

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