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I'd consider that a good marketing strategy: we're not out to win awards, we're going to make something that solves your company's problems and suits your needs.
Of course they're gonna be award winning.
I hope I understood your question correctly but in my experience freelancing (I did it for about 4 years), it's easy to get excited after you just got paid and have a few month's worth of cash in your account, but that will only make things more difficult later on, so I started looking at it as if I were employed full time and just paid on a weirder schedule. So you can do a simple calculation for how much you earned in the last year (and decide whether it's reasonable to expect you'll earn roughly the same this year), divide that by 12 and consider that your wage. This helped me get a better sense of what recurring payments I could commit to and roughly how much I could spend each month.
Then it's up to you to try and meet that number.
In terms of software, I loved using spreadsheets, because you can design a system that works for you and calculates any info you need, not what another company decided is important. I tracked revenue, profit and expenses, ranked clients by how much I earned from them and over what period of time, kept track of others I needed to pay and also had a thing that calculated my taxes in real time.
I don't think that's what he meant, not tools for keeping track of finances, but rather how do you organise the work you get in to have some degree of stability.
I see, if you implement those two ideas then the solution will make much more sense. I'd happily use it once that's all out. You should also think of ways to make it easier for employers to send feedback, I've been in both positions and it's not easy. Default fields to guide the feedback would help.
Soo.. how is this different from sending an email asking for feedback? Most companies don't share feedback either because it's hard to do it for everyone that applies / gets an interview, they are worried about getting sued or getting into a long conversation, etc. And as much as I'd have liked a solution to the problem, this app does nothing to address that.
The U Frame is a pretty clever idea.
What's wrong with down-voting stuff you don't like?
I used to have a fancy HTML signature, then moved to an image only and now just formatted text. The HTML version is such a pain and there are so many different clients to test for that it's almost impossible to get it working exactly how you want it for everyone. There are templates and tools like Litmus you can use to test, and there are pros who specialise on that on Upwork, but it's simpler to just find a compromise and use an image or plain text, it's gonna work in every client on any platform and you'll save yourself a lot of pain.
It doesn't really do anything you can't do yourself. I use it to have a slightly easier way to stay on top of launch agents or clean left over files.
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