Posted September 26, 2010 in Open Thread
From comments I’ve read on our forum, Facebook fan page, and blog posts it seems that many freelancers work mostly with people in their local area. Even though we all have an Internet presence, it seems like many prefer to work with clients who are located nearby.
How true! Everyone is so web savvy nowadays that we know we can get the dish on anybody by Googling their name.
Even if your prospects don’t have online businesses, they know that they can easily find out more about you on the Internet.
And, what are they likely to find? Embarrassing photos in Facebook? Less than flattering remarks you make on Twitter? Or, posts in which you complain about clients on your blog?
Have you ever thought that by simply rearranging your daily tasks you could increase your productivity, get more done and enjoy yourself more? The biggest asset of freelancers worldwide is that they usually do what they love, and love what they do. But, what happens when you get stressed with deadlines, long working hours and lots of clients and you don’t have any more time for yourself, your family or your personal projects?
Most of you are probably organized to some extent. Most of you probably have a to-do list where you add tasks that need to be done and tick them off once they’re completed. However, have you ever thought that by simply rearranging that to-do list you can rediscover that working is fun, pleasant and enjoyable? By simply rearranging to-dos you can give yourself daily boosts.
How? You may ask. In this post, I’ll answer that question and show you how to get more from your work and more time for yourself.
Posted September 22, 2010 in Getting Started
The day you’ve been dreading has finally come–your alarm goes off at 5:30 to get you up for work and instead of jumping out of bed to greet the day you groan and through a pillow over your head. You no longer look forward to getting out of bed at the crack of dawn, fighting hour long traffic and going into work just to be stuck in pointless meetings all day.
It’s true, you’ve hit a job rut. So, what do you do? If you’re like most people, you start looking through job websites for another full-time job. A year later, you’re back at the same place. Now you know just going from job to job isn’t satisfying you. What do you do? Perhaps it’s time to start freelancing.
It’s important to know that freelancing isn’t for everyone, but perhaps it’s for you. I wanted to start freelancing because I was tired of never getting to work on what I really wanted to. I was forced into doing design work, when all I wanted to do was code. It was time for a revolution.
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