How to Freelance with Kids

Many people are drawn to freelancing because they feel the flexible lifestyle will give them more time to spend with their kids. With summer just around the corner, many schools are about to end their school year and freelancers with school age kids will once again find their kids at home. While it's true that freelancing work can be flexible, it can also be challenging to get work done while the kids are … [Read more...]

Will Your Freelancing Business Rest in Peace?

What will happen to your freelancing business if you die? It's the freelancing plan nobody wants to make, but every freelancer needs to think about. If you were suddenly to become critically ill or even to die, do you know what would happen to your freelancing business? Most of us can't answer that question. That's because most of us haven't really given it much thought. However, the unexpected happens … [Read more...]

10+ Ways to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Are you tired? Chances are that you answered "yes." Studies show that up to one third of all adults don't get enough sleep. If you're a freelancer, chances are good that you're among the sleepless. The problems associated with sleeplessness can be severe. They range from overeating to poor driving to irritability. A sleepless freelancer is also more likely to make mistakes in his or her work. In this … [Read more...]

40 Plus Ways to Unwind and Relax

Freelancers are busy. We wear a lot of hats and most of the time we are also juggling more than one project. The problem is that this can lead to an awful lot of stress if we're not careful. And too much stress can be the enemy of productivity. The key to reducing stress is relaxation. That's why I've written this post that includes over forty things that freelancers can do to relax. Some of these will … [Read more...]

How to Fit Freelancing Into the Rest of Your Life

Freelancing is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. You've probably heard that statement before, and in a sense, it's true. But lifestyle or not, one of the biggest struggles that freelancers face is balancing work and life. This is ironic, because the search for work/life balance is one of the primary motivators that drives many to freelancing. Is work/life balance really possible? The answer is … [Read more...]

Part-Time Freelancing–Is It Worth It?

The growing number of freelancers seems to be a hot topic. Nearly every week I read a news story about how there are more freelancers than ever before (although nobody seems to know for sure exactly how many there are). What most of those articles don't mention is that a sizable number of freelancers are part-time freelancers. That means that they have another job and freelance on the side or that they work … [Read more...]

The Psychology Behind Successful Freelancing

No matter what we tell you about how to become a successful freelancer, the fact remains that a lot of what it takes to succeed comes from inside of you. Of course, we readily acknowledge a few of the ways that freelancing affects our psyches. For example, we've written a boatload of materials about stress. We've also written a lot about loneliness. But stress and loneliness are not the only ways that … [Read more...]

The Freelancer’s Pros and Cons of Early Adoption

Early adopters are the first wave of users of technology products like software, hardware and social media sites. Of course, the term "early adopter" can apply to nontechnical products and services as well. In this post, we're limiting the discussion to technology products since that is the area most applicable to freelancing. If you wait in line to be one of the first to purchase a new product version (such … [Read more...]

Making Mondays Work for You

Are you one of those people who always get the Monday Blues? Do you have to drag yourself out of bed? Do you feel sluggish and unmotivated all day Monday? And does every thing seem to go wrong on this day? The Monday blues are common. In fact, a study by the firm Mercer found that 35% of all sick leave is taken on a Monday. In another study, more than 25% of people surveyed said the thought of going back … [Read more...]

How to Set Personal Boundaries When You Work From Home

Do you crave a balance between your work and your personal life? Most freelancers do, but the challenges of working from home can sometimes make life/work balance seem unattainable. You may feel like you are constantly being pulled towards both family and work commitments--a bit like being in the middle of a tug-of-war. One answer that can help you achieve better balance between your work and personal … [Read more...]