Coronavirus has changed the way we connect with others and when we work from home, loneliness can become an issue. Even if you love working from home, feelings of isolation can still creep in, making it difficult to concentrate and lowering productivity levels — in some cases derailing your entire day.
Being aware of the problem is half the battle, though, so what can you do to ward off these feelings, keep negativity at bay, and stay on track with your work?
There’s plenty of information online about exercising and eating well when you feel this way, and these are…
When I started out as a freelancer, money was one of my biggest concerns. How would I control my financial situation given the unpredictable nature of a freelance income?Would I have enough to get by?
It’s easy to feel worried when you’re used to earning a more stable income but there are specific ways to overcome this problem, safeguard your financial position, and feel less anxious.
It just takes a little time to consider, and put in place, strategies to deal with cash in your business. …
When it comes to making money as a freelancer, avoiding costly mistakes is important. You can build a flourishing career you’re proud of without the stresses of knowing you’ve left money on the table.
Don’t underestimate the importance of having the right mindset, though.
When you believe you can make money to live the life you want — whether that’s enjoying the independence of freelancing, or simply knowing you can take a holiday when you want — it makes the whole process easier.
So here are a few financial mistakes it’s very easy to make as a freelancer:
When you build a career from your own home you’re setting yourself up for a better work/life balance, and the type of freedom you can only dream about as an employee.
Freelancing can offer an amazing lifestyle, and has the potential to sustain you financially and emotionally for decades.
On the flip side you need to be highly motivated to make it work, and will have to continually meet fixed deadlines for clients. Ultimately, though, you’re answerable only to yourself when it comes to building a successful freelance career.
So how do you get started on this journey to freedom…
Freelancing is a fantastic way to build a career and earn a great living. It offers so many benefits as a way of life, but the uncertainty around being paid can be tricky to deal with if you aren’t prepared.
The anxiety and worry about late payments may affect your enjoyment of freelancing, but this can be eased by using tried-and-trusted systems — processes that gently remind and encourage clients, but that ultimately give you the ability to recover the money that’s yours.
How do you achieve peace and tranquility in your life? Enjoying a little calm throughout each day can seem a completely unattainable goal when you’re in the midst of chaos and busyness.
But you really can bring more peace and order into your life — you just need to take a holistic view.
For a peaceful life — subtract, don’t add.
Remove commitments that are no longer appropriate, clients that disrupt your working life, and people that create chaos. Prioritise your peace of mind so you can live your life gently, but with a real sense of purpose.
A healthy routine is key for productivity and long-term success when you’re building a freelance career.
Whatever type of freelancer you are — whether a copywriter, web designer, digital marketer, or programmer — building helpful habits will make the process easier and more enjoyable.
So let’s take a look at some of the key habits you should adopt for building a successful freelance career.
Are you thinking of building a career as a freelancer? For a smoother transition into the world of freelancing, and to give your career a kick-start, you’ll need to know where to get work.
The good news is, plenty of freelance marketplaces are out there. From web design, content writing, and digital marketing, to music production, voice-overs, photojournalism, and more, here are some of the platforms where you can get work as a freelancer.
Before we look at them, though, what are the ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’ of using freelance marketplaces to find work, and how do these platforms work?
Let’s be honest — being your own boss sounds great. No arguments, no performance reviews, and a pretty relaxed dress code. But, you have to make sure that you enjoy a good work/life balance when you’re freelancing.
If you don’t, burn out won’t be far away, and you might as well just work for a boss.
So here are some top tips to guard your home life, protect your mental health, and make the absolute most of being an independent freelancer.
Embarking on a freelance career is always an exciting, sometimes terrifying, adventure. You’re leaving the world of employment to chart your own course, and this means you have a entire new life to explore and experience.
When you’re a freelancer, there are no paid training days or conferences to help you improve your skills. Instead, you’ll be responsible for your own development.
So let’s take a look at some ideas for self-improvement that will expand your horizons and help you build a freelance career you can sustain over the years to come.
Full time freelance writer, work-from-home devotee, and advocate of the flexible lifestyle. Inspiring and helping others to gain a better work/life balance.