Can you even answer that question? Many freelancers cannot. They look at their income from time to time, but unless they’ve actually received a check that day they can’t answer the question without digging into their accounting records.
How much you earn as a freelancer is very important. It can determine whether you’re running a profitable business or losing money.
Unlike traditional employees who receive the same amount regularly, most freelancers receive irregular pay. Some weeks they earn more money than others. This can make keeping up with our earnings tricky.
Recently, I started tracking my income from day to day. It just takes a few minutes to do and I’ve discovered some surprising advantages to daily income tracking.
In this post, I’ll share seven of those advantages as well as some tips and tools to help you track your daily income.
I admit it. I’ve been lucky. The number of good clients that I’ve worked for far outweighs the number of bad clients that I’ve worked for.
We freelancers love to gripe about bad clients. That’s why sites like Clients from Hell are so popular. Even on Freelance Folder, our post on 10 Types of Bad Clients and How to Avoid Them attracted nearly 100 comments.
Don’t get me wrong. Bad clients are out there. They do exist. But if you do your homework, research your clients carefully and require a contract before you agree to work for them, I think that you are much more likely to end up working with a good client than a bad one.
That’s why I’m devoting this post to reasons why you should believe in your freelancing client. In it I address 11 common concerns freelancers have about clients and give reasons why you can probably believe in your client.
Posted October 4, 2013 in Productivity
Over time, bad body habits can negatively affect your freelancing productivity. Bad habits may also cause other health issues.
And remember, your productivity is directly tied to your freelancing income.
Being aware of how your body works best can actually help you to get more done.
In this post, I share four things you must know about your body to be a more productive freelancer.
(Note: This post contains general information only. If you are feeling sick or need more specific help, you should visit a doctor.)
According to article after article, a substantial number of adults are engaged in freelancing and the number of freelancers is increasing. For example, Business Insider recently published an article from Vivian Giang titled 40 Percent Of Americans Will Be Freelancers By 2020.
But, did you ever wonder exactly who these freelancers are?
The answer is, they’re us. Freelancers are people at every stage of life who are choosing to leave the traditional workforce and strike out on their own.
In my experience, I’ve mostly encountered freelancers who are in three life stages. In this post, I’ll identify each life stage and outline some of the unique advantages and challenges freelancers face at each life stage.
It’s important to note that these are generalizations, so not every freelancer will fit perfectly into a life stage. And some freelancers may be between life stages.
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