8 Worries That May Cause You to Miss Out on Your Freelancing Journey

Life's a journey, not a destination. You've probably heard this saying. It's a cliché that is as true for freelancing as it is for life. Many freelancers fail to really enjoy their freelancing journey because they're too caught up in worries about the future of their freelancing business. In this post, I'll list eight reasons why the stress of freelancing might keep you from the joy of freelancing. I'll … [Read more...]

30 Spooky Freelancing Practices

It's nearing Halloween in the U.S. Halloween is that time of year when many folks are thinking about ghosts, goblins, and other really scary things. However, some bad freelancing practices are scary all year round. A chill always goes up the back of my spine whenever I read about a freelancer engaging in any of these bad freelancing practices because I know that these practices can really harm a freelancing … [Read more...]

What Type of Freelancer Are You?

There are many different reasons that individuals go into freelancing. I'm sure that every freelancer reading this blog has their own reason for starting a freelance business. If you're reading this blog hoping to get some tips about freelancing, I'm sure that you have certain expectations that are causing you to look into freelancing. Over the years, I've noticed that there tend to be a handful of common … [Read more...]

Manifesto for a Freelancer with a Family

There are countless potential benefits of being a freelancer, and the list increases if you have a spouse and children sharing the experience with you. Many, like me, are lucky enough to work from home and get to experience family life intertwined with their work on a daily basis. However, I have learned that if I don't make a concentrated and consistent effort to seize this opportunity, it can be very easy to … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Freelancing through Adversity

Your freelancing business and most things in your life may be going well now. You may even think this post isn't for you since you aren't going through hard times right now. You would be wrong! Everyone hits hard time now and then, including freelancers. When comes to adversity, it's not a question of "if," but a question of "when." That's just life. In this post, I'll explain how you can minimize the … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Celebrate Success

Sometimes we freelancers get so caught up in trying to achieve our long term goals, we forget to recognize our own successes. One of my early posts for this blog was Let’s Party! Why Celebrating Success Can Be The Key To Your Business’s Future. In it, I list five great ways for freelancers to celebrate their achievements. Over two years later, I'm still convinced that celebrating the business successes … [Read more...]

Why & How Freelancers Should Exercise (from Fitness Expert Scott Tousignant)

As freelancers, our biggest assets are our minds and bodies. If we get sick, we can't do any work. If our minds are foggy, we can't produce our best. Therefore, we don't make any money or as much money as we could. Unfortunately, the care of our bodies is not always a top priority for many freelancers. It's easy to get caught up in all our work--particularly because we enjoy it so much. Plus, if you work … [Read more...]

Open Thread: What Is Your Biggest Freelancing Struggle?

Freelancing is great lifestyle--you get to pick your hours, your clients, and your projects. You can work at home in your pajamas (or sweats) and you are constantly learning new things. But, freelancing can also be challenging. Freelancers face many potential struggles--such as where to find your clients, how to manage your time, what to do when you get sick, and more. Of course, part of the fun of … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Help You Protect Your Greatest Freelance Asset

What's your greatest freelancing asset? Many would argue that a freelancer's biggest asset is their time, and to some extent I would agree. It's very important for a freelancer to use their time wisely. But, I would argue that an even more important freelancing asset is actually your health. The truth is, you can have a lot of time on your hands, but if you're too sick to work then all of that free time is … [Read more...]

How Freelancers Can Save the Environment

Freelancing is potentially one of the most eco-friendly jobs out there. Most of us work at home, which reduces our contribution to the pollution, fuel use, and other possible effects of traveling to and from an office. In contrast, office employees not only have to use a car or other means of transportation to get to work and back. They have little control of how their colleagues use office resources. They … [Read more...]