What to Expect When You’re Freelancing

More and more of us are becoming freelancers. But, for many of us, the reality of freelancing is different from what we expected. You're probably already familiar with the freelancing feast or famine cycle problem and with the struggles freelancers in finding gigs. We've already discussed both of those problems on Freelance Folder, so I'm not going to go over them again in this post. What you may not be … [Read more...]

How to Deal with the Unique Challenges That Freelancers Face

Sure, everyone faces some challenges from time to time. But, due to the unique nature of freelancing perhaps freelancers are a bit more susceptible to some challenges than others. If you're properly prepared, though, you can handle most freelancing challenges that come your way while minimizing your stress. In this post, I'll outline some of the common challenges that freelancers face. I'll also discuss … [Read more...]

Freelancing Stress 3.0

Are freelancers more stressed than ever before? Do you feel stress building, building, building...until you feel nearly overwhelmed? While we freelancers do have some natural stress reduction built into their job (such as no commute, control over hours and projects, not dealing with coworkers, etc., ...), there is some evidence that freelancers may be facing more stress than ever before. If you're feeling … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for These Freelancing Challenges?

“Freelancing!” The immediate ideas that rush to mind are that you can be your own boss, you can have a flexible work schedule, and time for yourself. Those are certainly some wonderful advantages to freelancing, but there are also some challenges. If you're thinking of becoming a freelancer, you're probably excited about the advantages of freelancing, but have you thought of the … [Read more...]

Open Thread: What Is Your Biggest Freelancing Struggle?

Freelancing is great lifestyle--you get to pick your hours, your clients, and your projects. You can work at home in your pajamas (or sweats) and you are constantly learning new things. But, freelancing can also be challenging. Freelancers face many potential struggles--such as where to find your clients, how to manage your time, what to do when you get sick, and more. Of course, part of the fun of … [Read more...]

My Biggest Freelancing Challenge (and How I Didn’t Solve It)

My biggest freelancing challenge is also the primary reason I began freelancing in the first place: my children. I started dreaming about working from home when I first became a Mom almost 16 years ago. But, back then, I had no idea there were so many ways to earn an income without a regular job. Besides, as my family grew, we needed the medical coverage my job provided. Fast forward many years later: I … [Read more...]