We’ve worked too much and now, it’s time to indulge your imagination to a new kind of freelancing high. Taking a break from hours of working on projects A-Z, I’ve come across an ingenious post from Freelance Folder called: 10 Totally Imaginary Freelancing Tools We Wish Really Existed. It’s definitely a fun read and I kept asking myself one question: What’s a Perfect Day in the Life of a Freelancer… if You are Limitless?
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…
When you’re a freelancer, one of the greatest challenge you’ll ever face is solitude – where you have no luxury of brainstorming ideas with others. Every now and then, you may find yourself bored with your home office and you’re itching to work somewhere. Working from home may be the best thing that can happen to a freelancer… and the worst as well. This is why we see plenty of folks with their tablets, netbooks and laptops in coffee shops all over town. Is it high time to ditch the caffeine high and work with like minds?
Can you really write on an iPad? I’ve been asking myself this question and it’s quite tough for writers to leave the comforts of typing a key to writing a’la touch. So, which apps should freelance writers consider for note taking and more on their iPads? Welcome to the wonderful world of apps to help you turn your gadget into more than just a ‘big iPhone with a clean slate’ – so they say.
Every freelancer dreams of having high profile clients, those who can offer big paychecks than working for bottom feeders. For many seasoned experts, time is money and they can’t simply waste it by low paying jobs that soak up their hours. But, what if going for small clients can bring you more success than you’ve ever imagined? Would you go for it?
What’s the worst thing a freelancer can ever face? Energy Zappers – they come in various forms and you may not even know that you’re feeding off your productivity monster at this very moment. We’ve all given them names, from ‘writer’s block’ to creative rut’ and the real issue here is that your energy is just way too low for you to even desire working right now. No matter how hard you try to set goals for yourself, if you don’t feel like doing work.. there’s just no force on Earth that can make you be your very best. It’s high time to face these energy zappers that put your freelance work at risk.
Last time, I’ve written a post on the basics of a freelance contract and why you should learn how to write one. Surely, if freelancing is a game, there are rules to play. But what majority of freelancers forget is that in order to succeed, one must relearn the ancient art of negotiation, where preparation is the key to getting what you want from the project. Negotiating is perhaps the most difficult part of the process, where every word can spell the big difference between getting hired or getting fired. Are you struggling to turn the tables and get what you really want?
Haven’t we all heard the oldest advice of them all: To never start any freelance work without some kind of a binding agreement? Whether you’re a freelance writer or designer, having a written contract will not only protect your interest, but of your clients as well. We’ve all known how important a fine print is when it comes to freelance work and just how do you draft one at all?
The first question I’ve asked myself before I entered the freelancing world is: How do I find a profitable passion to start with? Lucky for me that I found my pot of gold in something I love doing and yet, not everyone get a chance to have a ‘happily ever after’ story when it comes to freelancing. If living the life of a freelancer is like sky diving without a parachute, should you really go for something you love or something you think will make you more money?
There’s a saying that goes, ” Out of sight.. Out of mind ” and this holds true with your former clients. Freelancing is like a dating game where you get to meet new people everyday and you may keep a list of old-time clients, but if you’re clueless on how to rekindle the connection that mattered – it may be just another name soon to be forgotten. Just how do you keep in touch with your old clients?