Having worked with a lot of freelancers throughout the years, let’s just say that I have identified quite a few bad habits which will make me not recommend a certain service provider and, of course, not work with him or her in the future.
This article is written from the perspective of a person who works with and hires a lot of freelancers. Taking advantage of my experiences and advice and getting rid of these bad habits may just prove to be a decision you will not regret. That’s if you actually have these bad habits. If you don’t, keep rockin! :)
Basically, I have identified two important types of habits, and let’s start with: [Click Here to Read More...]
It’s an argument that’s been discussed on the Internet time and time again. Are the qualities that make for a successful freelancer part of one’s genetic makeup, or are they learned?
It’s the old nature versus nurture discussion brought to the freelancing roundtable for discussion: which is most responsible for the qualities that make a freelancer successful?
What do you think?
There are strong arguments for either position. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted May 4, 2008 in Lifestyle
My recent post on work-life balance (complete with music video) has been hitting a nerve with many freelancers and entrepreneurs.
While being self-employed obviously has its perks, many people are getting the sense that building their business has been costing them too much in terms of family, relationships, and personal life goals.
What about you?
- What’s your biggest secret to work-life balance success?
- What’s your biggest struggle to achieving that balance?
Posted April 23, 2008 in Lifestyle
The very word is enough to cause envy in most freelancers.
Why would the word ‘vacation’ make freelancers envious?
Quite frankly, many of us are afraid to take a vacation. We’re afraid that if we leave our business unattended for a few days we’ll lose clients to competitors. We’re afraid that we’ll fall behind on our projects and never be able to catch up. We’re afraid that we’ll miss applying for the hottest project to ever hit the Internet. We’re afraid that we’ll run out of cash.
We freelancers are afraid to take a vacation, so we wind up delaying our vacation (or in many cases, not taking one at all). It’s a fear that fuels our envy of those who take vacations.
The fears are very real and this post is not intended to belittle them. However, the fact is that most of us need to rest from time to time if we are to perform at our best. What better way to rest than by taking a vacation?
This post is intended to help freelancers find a way to get that much-needed vacation rest. [Click Here to Read More...]
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