Posted October 4, 2013 in Productivity
Over time, bad body habits can negatively affect your freelancing productivity. Bad habits may also cause other health issues.
And remember, your productivity is directly tied to your freelancing income.
Being aware of how your body works best can actually help you to get more done.
In this post, I share four things you must know about your body to be a more productive freelancer.
(Note: This post contains general information only. If you are feeling sick or need more specific help, you should visit a doctor.)
Posted September 2, 2013 in Productivity
You need help. You’ve landed a great new project. Good news, right?
Landing a big project should be good news.
The trouble with this particular project is that it is just too big. You can’t do it all by yourself and still meet the project deadline.
What are you going to do?
Have you ever been in this situation and wondered what to do next?
Fortunately, as a freelancer, you have several options:
- You can bring in another freelancer as a subcontractor (outsourcing).
- You can try to negotiate a longer deadline or negotiate to reduce the scope of the work.
- You can work day and night like a maniac and eventually burn out.
In this post, I’ll briefly take a look at all three options. I’ll explain why the first option is often the best. I’ll also provide eight tips for working with subcontractors.
Posted July 29, 2013 in Productivity
Can you relate to the guy in the image?
Are you overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time?
Maybe you’ve overestimated how much work you could handle. Maybe you’re experiencing some unexpected personal challenges. Or maybe you didn’t say “no” when you really should have.
In the end, the result is the same. You’re experiencing the freelancing crunch and you need to figure out how to handle it.
Nearly every freelancer experiences the freelancing crunch sooner or later. Even veteran freelancers with years of experience sometimes have problems handling everything that needs to get done.
If you’re facing a freelancing crunch right now, this post is for you.
In this post, I’ll share 3 easy steps to help you handle your freelancing crunch. If you liked this post, you may also like 20+ Tips to Help You Use Your Freelancing Time Wisely.
You may have visions of dragging your laptop or mobile device to the beach with you and happily working on your projects while enjoying the sea view. But the truth is that for many freelancers, the beach is a less than ideal work location.
As a freelancer, I’ve tried working from many different locations over the years. In this post, I’ll share some of the real pitfalls that you might face as you try to work from various locations. Whether you’re traveling, or just looking for a change of scenery, you’ll want to review this post before deciding where to take your work.
If you’re planning on traveling and working, you may also be interested in this post, 28+ Travel Tips: Giant Checklist for Freelancers.
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