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It’s coming up on a year since Doug and I “wintered” in Buenos Aires (we spent three months there, from mid-January to mid-April), and if any of you freelancers are thinking of doing something like this, it’s a good time to share what we learned from it.
To refresh your memory: because we’re both self-employed, my husband and I decided we would finally take advantage of this, and spend the worst part of our cold, wet winter somewhere warm and sunny. Besides warmth and sunshine, we had two more criteria: 1) it should be a place we’ve never been before and present some fun challenges, and 2) be gay-friendly. (That last one is pretty damn big, when you consider being gay in many places means imprisonment or even death. Kinda cuts down on options.) Thus, we ended up choosing Buenos Aires.
If you’re thinking of doing the same, here’s a small list of things I learned which I’d like to pass on to you:
Are you a freelancer? Need a way to keep track of all your invoices and expenses and estimates? Read on:
Starting today, May 1st, we are making a big change here at Blinksale. The perennial “tiered” plans model—the one that offers Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans—is being put out to pasture. In its place, Blinksale is introducing a new model offering just one plan: Blinksale Unlimited. This plan is just $15 a month and offers unlimited everything: invoices, estimates, users, clients, support and more. No limits!
Blinksale was the first invoicing web app I ever used (in 2007). I really loved the service, especially because it allowed for multi-currency invoicing, a must for freelance illustrators! (I’ve since moved on to Harvest, only because at the time it was more full-featured and priced better.)
Since the new owners took over Blinksale a few years ago, they’ve really beefed up the features, and this bold move to a one-price-only model isn’t anything I’ve seen before.