FREELANCING

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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…

MONEY

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Freelancing is a great way to make money, but it can be tough. Irregular and late payment is common, leading to financial and emotional stress when you’re trying to build up a business.

The best way to deal with this is to develop a frugal mind-set. In fact, living frugally…

PRODUCTIVITY

Setting up a freelance schedule
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Do you feel like you’re freelancing in a state of perpetual chaos? With no one to answer to but yourself, it can be hard to stay motivated and on task. In the hustle and bustle of freelance life it’s also difficult to maintain a work-life balance.

You might find yourself…

MENTAL HEALTH

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It’s often difficult to stay focused and productive as a freelancer. You might feel like you’re constantly in a cycle of overthinking, which leads to anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.

This is because your brain is always on the go — it never shuts off! Often called ‘monkey mind’ your brain…

MONEY

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The cost of living is rocketing right now. Fuel, food, and energy bills have all increased so much in recent months that it’s making it difficult for some freelancers to make ends meet.

As we all know, freelance pay isn’t regular, which can cause serious problems as the bills go…

FREELANCING

Build a strong freelance career
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Freelancing is a flexible and independent way to live and allows you to earn great money, but it can be hard to maintain this lifestyle without trusted clients.

That’s why building a loyal base of great clients should be one of your main goals when you start freelancing. When I…

WORK FROM HOME

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As a freelancer you can work from anywhere — a home office, the coffee shop round the corner, a different country. You have more flexibility and freedom than you would working for an employer, but how do you make the most of a work from home life?

Here’s an easy…

Alison Stephens

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.

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