It isn’t hard to find articles on motivation for a freelancer.
It’s only too easy to find five or 10 obvious steps to get goin’ on that approaching deadline (“picture the job already done” or “have a comfy work environment”).
But there’s a deeper philosophical issue at stake, and all too often these articles ignore it.
You don’t want to take just any advice on motivation techniques — some recommendations can hurt more than they can help.
From my experience, you really need to consider what type of motivation a particular strategy would speak to.
While some extrinsic motivators might work in a pinch, you don’t want to build up the habit of relying on them. Instead you need intrinsic motivation. Click Here to Read Article …
If you’re a freelancer thinking of crossing over into the world of traditional employment, or if you straddle both worlds, you have to think about presenting self-employment on your resume.
One might be tempted to take an “it-is-what-it-is” approach, just plopping the experience into your resume.
But because working at home or running a business of any kind is different from being part of an organization, employers have their own particular ways of looking at such work on someone’s resume.
Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll present a series on ways to incorporate your freelance work onto your resume.
Today’s post will focus on some of the potential red flags that employers sometimes perceive. Click Here to Read Article …
Being a writer requires time, devotion, passion and skill.
For aspiring writers and those who have just started, becoming the writer you always wanted to be is a big challenge.
There are times when you would end up asking yourself if you can really do this or if you are good enough to write.
This is completely normal.
Even the most prolific writers experience problems like these, and you don’t establish your identity as a writer in one shot. Click Here to Read Article …
As a young or potential entrepreneur, renting out office space seems like a daunting idea right?
It’s a big commitment, especially when there is an alternative.
This is a topic that I encounter all the time.
With a growing number of people working from home nowadays, claiming the cost of rent or their mortgage repayments is becoming a hot topic, with most people thinking they can claim the full amount and that being that.
Unfortunately it’s not as straightforward as that. Click Here to Read Article …
The quick pop of eggplant yielding to the knife; the warmth of steam ghosting from the colander; the joy of turning over a chicken breast to find it richly brown.
What is more authentic and soul-stirring than cooking?
And that’s what this post is all about — the need of a freelancer to do all he or she can to maintain authentic experiences to renew one’s spirit during hard weeks of toil.
Some freelancers — with no 9-to-5 schedule and a work day that may seem to have no end — eat frozen meals from sad paper trays or order takeout or stop by the fast food place. Click Here to Read Article …
You get up to receive your fax.
The bespectacled personal assistant at the next table is muttering into her laptop.
Two writers are talking about the crazy demands of their clients.
You feel a part of something, happy to be around people going through the same thing you are.
This is the essence coworking spaces, office areas owned by a company or organization and used by freelancers as their office space.
They make use of resources such as photocopiers, fax machines, even coffee makers. Coworking is becoming more accepted, popular, and available.
One does have to pay periodical fees to use coworking facilities. So what justifies the price? Here are some good reasons to consider taking your home business into coworking spaces. Click Here to Read Article …
The biggest pro of being your own boss is just that — not being a cog in the machine.
Just about the only time this is a con is when travel comes up.
That machine often pays your travel expenses when you’re on a short overnight trip.
You’re going to have to go it on your own as a freelancer, but there are ways to save money and make it as painless as possible.
After all, when you decided to strike out on your own, one of the things you signed on for was the satisfaction of finding creative ways to make things work for you. Here are some very creative ways to work the hotel system and keep the Benjamins in your pocket. Click Here to Read Article …
The best part of the life of a freelancer is pulling in the digital Benjamins.
Clicking that button and bringing in funds makes it all worthwhile.
If there’s anything about your current payment processor that bugs you — and it may be that your business is expanding beyond this processor’s capacity — here are a few payment processing tools you may consider.
These vary from simple to complex, starting with those that are good for freelancers with simple, streamlined businesses and progressing to those for entrepreneurs with a line of goods for sale online. Click Here to Read Article …