The Ditto team shares tips, tricks, & hard-won lessons from both clients & contractors.

How to Drop 1099s from your Tax Season To-Do List

If you’re a small business, entrepreneur or agency who depends on freelance work, you know how stressful it can be to track down the proper tax documentation for all of your remote talent. And, whether it’s your first year freelancing, or you’ve been in the game for a while, tax season can push even the most hardened freelancers over the edge. The good news is, 1099s don't need to be a source of stress during tax season. Read on to figure out why and how.

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Five Super Simple Ways To Delight Your Clients

The little things can make a surprising difference when it comes to client satisfaction, and happy clients mean more projects. Here are a few easy wins.

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One Step At A Time: Applying the Agile Framework To Freelance

Managing outsourced work with techniques borrowed from agile development has benefits for both clients and contractors.

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Why CYA Contracts Suck

No one likes contracts. They're full of confusing language, outlining all of the things that could go wrong and what the consequences will be. But there’s a better way - a more proactive approach to making sure projects go smoothly.

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It All Started with a Late Payment

Ditto began when co-founders Liz and Claire collaborated on a freelance project and never got paid.

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How to Spot New Client Red Flags

Navigating new client relationships is always a tricky matter, but it’s even tricker when you’ve got that gut feeling that this new potential client might be more trouble than they’re worth.

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Process Hacking: A Complete Guide to Forging Client Relationships that Last

Freelancers think that delivering ~flawless~ work is the key to keeping clients happy, but the truth is, being good at what you do is just part of the secret sauce of freelancing.

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