Surprise! Freelancers Aren’t Really Alone

The lone freelancer, huddled over a keyboard day after day in an empty home office... He, or she, is totally isolated and rarely makes human contact. The lonely freelancer may even be in danger of losing his or her social skills. At least, that's the popular perception. Freelancing and being isolated just seem to go together. Some people are even attracted to freelancing specifically because they think … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Get Out from Behind Your Computer Today

One of the best things about freelancing is that you can work from home. There's no real need to leave your house or commute to anywhere to get your work done. For most of us, this means money saved on transportation costs such as gasoline and wear and tear on your car. One of the best things about freelancing can also become one of the worst things, if you don't make an effort to stay engaged in activities … [Read more...]

The Importance of Maintaining Email Relationships for Freelancers

Maintaining good relationships is extremely important in business as well as in personal life. People who work from home, especially freelancers, need to maintain healthy relationships with people who can be beneficial for them in the future. The Internet has provided a lot of new platforms to people to interact on--but still, emails are of great benefit. Some freelancers (especially the new ones) think that … [Read more...]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult People

Does being a freelancer mean that you no longer deal with difficult people at work? At first glance, it may seem so. As freelancers, many of us work by ourselves (or at least, we are not in an office surrounded by other people). The challenges of dealing with Joe who makes loud personal calls from the next cubicle while you are trying to work or with Susie who hogs the copying machine to make personal … [Read more...]