One of my early posts for this blog was Let’s Party! Why Celebrating Success Can Be The Key To Your Business’s Future. In it, I list five great ways for freelancers to celebrate their achievements.
Over two years later, I’m still convinced that celebrating the business successes along the way to our long term goals is critical to protect freelancers from freelancing burnout. Remember, as a freelancer you’re self employed. No boss is going to come along and recognize you for your extra hard work or your exceptional achievements. It’s up to you to take care of this aspect of business.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to list nine more ways that freelancers can celebrate their successes. At the end, why don’t you share how you celebrate your successes?
Every freelancer wants to make it to the big time with the awesome clients and the awesome pay. I’ve noticed that there seems to be an interesting division in the freelance world, regardless of what kind of freelancer you are. Our hourly pay (and if you charge by the project like me, you can still break it down to hourly) seems to be divided into three tiers:
- Cheap –$10-$40 an hour
- Affordable–$50-75 an hour
- Big Time–$75-$300+ an hour
I know a lot of freelancers who balk at the idea of charging $75+ an hour and don’t even believe you can charge over $100 an hour (they’re usually the kind of freelancers who charge hourly and not by the project). However, contrary to belief, you CAN charge more than everyone else, you just have to know how.
Posted October 11, 2010 in Marketing
Some freelancers swear by volunteering as a way to start getting paying clients. On the other hand, some freelancers say volunteering has been a huge waste of time, that they felt taken advantage of, and had nothing to show for it.
As with most things, volunteering can be good or bad. It depends on how you do it.
Posted October 10, 2010 in Open Thread
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