It’s tough being a freelancer. You are suddenly your own boss and your own human resource person, where it’s easy to slack and become complacent. There’s no one to coach you, review your performance, or tell you what you’re really worth. You are in-charge of looking after your own growth.
Opportunities in freelancing come and go like the wind. How ready are you when it finally comes knocking on your door?
Words are very powerful in helping you resolve a conflict with a client. Here are 10 phrases to help you do just that…
Google has lots to offer to boost your freelancing business and you may not even be taking advantage of these tools…
In this digital age where something new comes up in the internet every minute, written laws are having a hard time keeping up with the change. As more businesses hire freelancers or remote workers to do creative works like writing, designing, or developing applications – a question comes to mind: Who owns the rights to the work? Know that paying for a finished product doesn’t mean you own the rights to a finished product.
Three years ago, the law of attraction made a huge hit all over the world and people call it ‘The Secret’ to success. But, how can you use this very concept to attract clients to your blog and make them hire you for that dream writing job? The answer is definitely not a secret after all.
Today’s project collaboration goes beyond the four walls of the traditional office setting and into remote places around the world. Outsourcing makes it possible for businesses to outsource some tasks to freelancers. We all know that project management is all about planning, managing and execution of resources. So, how do you do it right?
Freelancing is definitely here to stay! This is great news for all freelancers out there. The future of work is breaking down traditional barriers in the usual office setting, changing the way people work in a global setting. With more businesses seeing the value in hiring freelancers on their projects, and as more experts love the idea of working flexible hours – we see an Exodus of a new breed of working professionals in the digital age. Is freelancing a promising trend?
Doing spy work can be cool if you are James bond or Sherlock Holmes, but NOT when you are checking on your freelancer’s work. To sneak up on your remote workers doesn’t only show lack of trust, but it can be counter-productive as well. Get into a freelancer’s shoes and imagine yourself trapped inside Big Brother’s house. How would you feel knowing that you are being watched 24 by 7?
Freelancing is like going to a sushi bar – lots of variety. Freelancers live each day, working nth number of hours on multiple projects. In my recent post, I have talked about guerrilla time management techniques and now is the time to share which tools are best for time-keeping. Everyone follows a certain work habit and being a freelancer, getting access to simple and free time management tools helps a lot. If you’re missing deadlines, now is the time to get organized with these top time management tools:
Choosing the right freelancer to work on your project is like being a judge on America’s Got Talent. You need to choose who’s out and who’s in. If there are plenty of fishes in the ocean, the last thing you want is to catch a shark. When your time, money, and project is on the line, just who do you trust to take your business to the next level?
Job revisions are normal part of your freelance life as you cannot always please your clients all the time – unless you can read minds or predict the future like Nostradamus. Getting a perfect result on your first try is a one in a million shot. But when requests to do more work becomes too often, where do you simply draw the line?