What can be worse than waking up one day, finding yourself stuck in a freelancing rut? Is it bore-out or burnout, we’ve asked and yet, anyone who walked the shoes of a freelancer can understand the agony of struggling to beat deadlines. That’s just the start of a domino effect, where anxiety sets in, contributing to the stress that you might not be able to come up with a stellar work in the end. Sounds familiar? Or, how about waking up one day wondering where have all your creative juices gone to? Everything seems to be foggy.. Now, what?
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…
There have been an argument in one of my favorite online marketing blog on the importance of writing great content. What intrigued me is the point that if content really rules these days, every one of us would have been great writers, and we will be seeing plenty of responses and reactions in our blogs, articles and updates in social networks. On the contrary, much of us, writers and business-owners alike, are still in the gray when it comes to creation of great content… and no matter how many times we post for content marketing’s sake, we are left baffled most of the time with the ‘silence’.. No one cared to share or leave a reply.
People are wanting less these days and this is true when it comes to web design. Minimalist web design is trending, where form follows function in a look that’s pleasing to the eyes. You might be new to the concept and yet, you’re exposed to minimalist designs everywhere – from your smartphone, a clean app, a simple living space and so on. What’s beautiful about this idea is that it’s more than just a visual style, where design is stripped down to essential elements to help people get the most out of your website.. with less clicks, less confusion and zero clutter.
We’ve all heard about working smarter, not harder.. and it’s a pretty old concept. Still, freelancers are struggling in making their ideas and dreams happen. Sometimes, you just feel you have lots of things on your work plate and how you wish you have more hours to spend. What does working smarter really mean? In the simplest way we can define it, it’s all about making that conscious choice to meet your goals, by achieving a work-life balance that will ensure you success without sacrificing quality life.
If you’ve been freelancing for years, you know that digital word of mouth is crucial when you’re doing business on the Social Web. You might probably be blogging, or have established a presence in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Google+. You may even have your own brand page.. and yet, the real question here is: Are you an authority figure in your niche? Or, simply put: Are you credible enough? You may have encountered the term ‘social influence’ and everyone seems to be talking about it these days. Should you even be bothered?