Posted July 23, 2013 in Lifestyle
Freelancers deal with a lot of stress.
When you freelance, there’s a lot that can go wrong. And when something goes wrong that often means we don’t get paid. So, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle with worry.
Recently, though, I’ve realized that much of what I worry about isn’t really worth my worry. I seem to worry equally about minor issues and things that I can’t control. From what I can tell, other freelancers struggle with the exact same problem.
As freelancers, it’s important we save our energy for major problems that we can actually solve. We shouldn’t waste our energy worrying about small problems or problems that we can’t control anyway–the small stuff.
In this post, I’ll list some specific issues that freelancers worry about when they really don’t need to. I’ll also list some methods for identifying which problems are worth worrying about.
If you are going to succeed as a freelancer, you’ll need more than one skill set.
Naturally, if you’re a freelance web designer, you need good design skills. If you’re a freelance writer, you need good writing skills. If you’re a freelance programmer, you need to be good at programming.
But that’s not all there is. Successful freelancing requires more than a single skill set. Freelancers and would-be freelancers must be competent in many areas.
In this post, I list 17 skill sets that freelancers need to succeed. If you enjoyed this post, you may also like 5 Attitudes You Need to Adopt to Succeed at Freelancing.
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Posted July 12, 2013 in Writing
Here’s why–freelance writing is undergoing a dramatic change. The changes are partly due to the more sophisticated search engine algorithms, which are increasingly able to identify poor quality content and spam.
The changes are also due to the growing respect for and recognition of quality writing from reputable online publications and webmasters. Online publishers are finally starting realize that quality really does count and many are finally willing to pay for it.
These trends are going to continue.
In this post, I’ll share some of the mindset changes some freelance writers may need to make in order to stay in the business. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy 7 Pricing Resources to Help You Set Your Freelancing Rate.
Posted July 9, 2013 in Business
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