Posted October 31, 2011 in Lifestyle
You imagine waking up at any time of the day, working blissfully in your pajamas, pumping iron at the gym in the middle of the day, and spending many happy hours with your family.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but freelancing isn’t exactly like that. Freelancing will change your life drastically, for better or worse. If you’re not prepared for these changes, you may find yourself regretting your decision to freelance.
Let me look into my crystal ball and show you what changes will happen in all the areas of your life.
In fact, sometimes we freelancers make life too busy. If your freelancing life has become too much for you, it may be time to simplify your life and your freelancing business as well.
Do you think this is you? Check the signs below to find out.
Posted September 27, 2011 in Lifestyle
Let’s not gloss over the fact that freelancing is not a get-rich-quick scheme (far from it). You won’t become an overnight millionaire (I wish!). And even though you don’t have to shower before work, you will have to work hard.
And if you’re not careful, you could sabotage your own freelancing success. That’s because freelancing doesn’t come naturally. Just because you’re a brilliant designer or an outstanding writer does not guarantee your success in freelancing.
In fact, many freelancers make big mistakes that prevent them from succeeding in this business. There are ways to avoid the common pitfalls that cause freelancers to fail.
That’s what we’re going to examine in this post.
All of these motivations can be achieved through freelancing, but it is often the first one–a desire for balance–that seems to be the most elusive for many freelancers. And often, balance seems incompatible with the other motivators. It may even seem impossible.
With the many hats that most freelancers must wear and the huge amount of online advice available to the typical freelancer, the goal of lifestyle balance can seem discouragingly out of reach. When you’re a freelancer, there’s no way around it. There’s simply a lot to do.
In this post, I’m going to focus on achieving balance as a freelancer. I’ll share a few questions that will help you determine if you’re really doing all that you can to balance your freelancing with your life. The answers may surprise you and ultimately, help you to find more balance.
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