Posted March 4, 2013 in Lifestyle
Burnout is that awful feeling that you just can’t go on with your work any longer. You’re exhausted–mentally, emotionally, and physically.
It’s a serious problem. When you’re burnt out your motivation may be gone. Your creativity may suffer. Your health may even be affected. And your clients will definitely notice a difference.
If you depend on freelancing for a living, you can’t afford to let yourself burn out. But you may not know how to avoid it.
Here are over fourteen tips to keep you from burning out as a freelancer.
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“How can I use social media for my freelancing business? I don’t really know anybody?”
If you’re hesitating about using social media because you feel your social network isn’t very big, think again. You know more people than you realize. And social media is a great way to expand your network.
Yet, one of the biggest complaints people make about using social media for their freelancing business is that they don’t know who to connect with.
In this post, I’ll help you build your social media network. I list 12 people that every freelancer should connect with through social media and I explain why.
Most experienced freelancers already understand the benefits of being involved in social media. They already know that social media is a great (and still mostly free) option for networking, getting the word out, and other types of marketing.
But most freelancers don’t really make the most of the social networks that they are in. Many social networks contain features that would be of help to freelancers–if only they knew about them.
In this post, I’m taking a deeper look at Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. I’ll highlight over seven little-known features for these platforms that you could be using for your freelancing business.
We freelancers seem obsessed with speed. There are many articles out there to instruct us on how to get more done in less time.
Not only that, but I’m often contacted by freelancers who are looking for ways to do their work more quickly. The common thinking is that the more a freelancer does, the more they will earn.
And it’s not just freelancing. Our entire culture seems to be in a rush.
But is it true? Is faster better? The signs are out there that it may be time for many freelancers (and others) to slow down.
In this post, I’ll describe some of the problems associated with trying to accomplish too much. I’ll also address one reason why freelancers try to work too fast.
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