7 Ways to Bump Up Your Productivity and Start Earning More as a Freelancer

While some people believe you can’t become rich as a freelance writer, I believe the contrary. I also believe that, as humans, our bodies are capable of doing a lot more than we allow them to. I believe that being able to "hack" your body to make you more productive can mean the difference in you becoming rich as a freelancer, or not. I have been researching ways to become more productive in the past few … [Read more...]

Attitude Counts

What is the difference between a successful freelancer and one who fails? Do you know that answer? Of course, there are many variables behind a successful freelancing career. Talent and skill definitely do count for something as does providing good customer service. However, I'm convinced that a key characteristic of many successful freelancers is their positive attitude. A good attitude can help to … [Read more...]

15+ Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes to Help Your Freelancing Business

If you're like many freelancers (me included), there's just not enough time in the day. This is especially true if you're seeking to maintain a healthy work/life balance. It's easy to think that you need a lot of time to make a difference in your freelancing business, but that's not always the case. A few minutes a day, over time, can really add up and may even make a real long-term difference. In this … [Read more...]

Top 10 Easy Ways to Squeeze Optimum Productivity from Your Day

Do you need to squeeze more work out of your day? Well, there's some good news. By following just a few simple guidelines you can become more productive. It may surprise you to learn that the answer to optimum productivity is NOT to work more hours each day. Read on to learn some simple guidelines that anyone can follow and start increasing your productivity today. … [Read more...]

Four Tips to Once & for All Detonate Procrastination

I nearly didn’t write this article because I didn’t know if I would ever get around to it. That, my friend, was a joke! I know of so many people who battle with procrastination. But their main problem is this. They never ever get around to dealing with the problem head on, and that makes the problem bigger than it really is. So, here are some tips to help you once and for all detonate … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help Freelancers Get the Most from Their iPad

Believe it or not, some people are still debating whether the iPad (and tablets like it) is merely a gadget for entertainment, or if it will or already has changed the way we work. I don't want to get into the debate, but I believe the bottom line is you can use a tablet pretty much for whatever you want. It's a perfect tool for distracting yourself, if that's what you want. On the other hand, if you want to … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Instant Motivation

Do you know the story of Pavlov’s dog? If not, very briefly it went like this. Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov would ring a bell and when his dog came bounding up to check it out, Pavlov would give him some meat to eat. He did this for some time before noticing that weirdly, the pooch started salivating as soon as he heard the bell ring and before he’d even seen the meat. Pavlov realized he had stumbled … [Read more...]

Increase Your Productivity By Shortening Your Work Day

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. That is Parkinson's Law, first published in The Economist in 1955 to describe the tendency of British civil service to increase in manpower even when the amount of work remained the same. What does that have to do with freelancers? In this post, we're going to explore how freelancers can use Parkinson's Law to increase our … [Read more...]

Twenty Time Saving Tips

Are you pressed for time? It's not at all unusual for a freelancer to run out of day before their work is done. If you're using an application to track how you use your time, that's a great start to making better use of your time. There are other shortcuts and tricks you can apply to maximize your available time. In this post, I'll share twenty tips to help you make the best use of your time. … [Read more...]

5 Productivity Tools To Boost Creativity

This is quite a tricky post. Recently I realized that there are a few tools I use that not only save me a ton of time, but also make me more creative. By sticking to their simple and efficient functionality I have started to create more content in ways I haven’t imagined before. Here is a list of these five "creative" productivity tools for you. … [Read more...]