It’s a sad cold fact. And in a world where a steadily increasing percentage of the workforce is freelance, you may wonder why.
Of course, there are a lot bad freelancing practices that can cause you to fail. Naturally, you should avoid those. But what about when you seem to be doing everything right and you fail anyway?
Some freelance failure might seem like a mystery, but there’s almost always an underlying cause.
In this post, I share some of the not-so obvious reasons why freelancers fail. In the comments, be sure to add your own ideas about why freelancers fail.
Oh no! You’re stuck for ideas again. What will you do?
If you’re a freelancing creative who makes a living from your creativity, running out of ideas can be a serious problem. Your income could be at stake.
In this post, I’ll provide nine places to start your brainstorming sessions. I also invite you to share your own tips and techniques for coming up with creative and fresh ideas.
If you liked this post, you’ll probably also like the DesignM.ag post, Improve Your Creativity & Problem-Solving with these 7 Brainstorming Techniques. You may also like this FreelanceM.ag post, My Best Ideas for What to Do When Your Freelancing Creativity Fails You.
Have you ever unexpectedly found money?
I know that I have. I once reached into the pocket of a coat I hadn’t worn in a long time and found a crisp ten dollar bill that I didn’t know that I had.
I still remember how I felt when I found the money. It was a happy surprise. Almost immediately I started to plan how I would use my unexpected bounty.
The opposite of finding money is losing money, and believe me, when you’ve lost money the feeling isn’t nearly as good.
I remember when some friends gave me a fairly large gift card. I thought I put the gift card away in a safe place. Instead, I lost it. I never saw that gift card again and I’ve always felt bad about the waste.
If you’ve ever lost a freelancing gig you expected to get or gotten freelancing work you didn’t expect, this post is for you.
Can you even answer that question? Many freelancers cannot. They look at their income from time to time, but unless they’ve actually received a check that day they can’t answer the question without digging into their accounting records.
How much you earn as a freelancer is very important. It can determine whether you’re running a profitable business or losing money.
Unlike traditional employees who receive the same amount regularly, most freelancers receive irregular pay. Some weeks they earn more money than others. This can make keeping up with our earnings tricky.
Recently, I started tracking my income from day to day. It just takes a few minutes to do and I’ve discovered some surprising advantages to daily income tracking.
In this post, I’ll share seven of those advantages as well as some tips and tools to help you track your daily income.
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