20 tools that make freelancing easier

Leaving the safety of a full-time job and going freelance can be terrifying, but it can also be hugely rewarding if you go about it the right way. Working for yourself without being tied to 9-5 life is an irresistible prospect, but it's easy to overlook the business end of the deal.

If you don't spend some time taking care of business – pitching, billing, dealing with tax, knowing how to network and so on – your freelance journey could be over before you know it. 

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Keir has been been making a living with web technologies since 2000. Today he works at Shopify helping grow the Partner Program and building a community around designers working with the platform.