Creating a member matching system for The Upside community

One of the most difficult parts of a community business is building relationships that tie the community together, and keep people engaged. The Upside is a community of independent consultants, all of whom are successful, busy, and have plenty of alternative options to spend their time. Yet, The Upside managed to build an award-winning community […]

How to automatically show clients how many hours you’ve tracked

Like many freelance consultants, I charge clients by the hour and bill every two weeks. The problem is sometimes I accumulate quite a bit of time between invoices and some clients are surprised when they see the invoice for the last two weeks. I thought to myself: there’s gotta be a better way to let […]