How to Handle the Freelancing Crunch in 3 Easy Steps

Can you relate to the guy in the image? Are you overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time? Maybe you've overestimated how much work you could handle. Maybe you're experiencing some unexpected personal challenges. Or maybe you didn't say "no" when you really should have. In the end, the result is the same. You're experiencing the freelancing crunch and you need to figure out how to handle … [Read more...]

Manage Your Time Effectively Using the “Four List” Method

Some people hate them, other people love them. Software companies have even created apps to make keeping them easier. I'm talking about To Do lists, of course. When used properly, they can really help you to manage your time. Freelancers are busy people. There's no doubt about it. Discussions of time management are always among the most popular topics here at Freelance Folder. That's why today I'm going to … [Read more...]

Super Easy Timesavers for Super Busy Freelancers

Like most freelancers, my time is important. I have to spend it wisely if I want to earn a profit. Most days I face a challenging to-do list with more tasks on it than I could possibly accomplish. That's why I make it my mission to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. The alternative, working extra hours or missing a deadline, is just not acceptable. Of course, a mountain of self-help books, … [Read more...]

How to Set Personal Boundaries When You Work From Home

Do you crave a balance between your work and your personal life? Most freelancers do, but the challenges of working from home can sometimes make life/work balance seem unattainable. You may feel like you are constantly being pulled towards both family and work commitments--a bit like being in the middle of a tug-of-war. One answer that can help you achieve better balance between your work and personal … [Read more...]

Finding the Time to Write

A few years ago I started my career as a full-time writer. The direction of my new job was not a surprise, since I have never wanted to do anything else for as long as I can remember. However, the way I started to freelance as well was something that just fell into my lap and was far from what I had originally expected to turn to. While the opportunity is an amazing one, and I would never choose to do … [Read more...]

Is a Balanced Lifestyle Really Even Possible for a Freelancer?

The three motivators that cause most freelancers to start freelancing are a search for balance in their life, a desire to build and expand a business, or a desire to earn more money. All of these motivations can be achieved through freelancing, but it is often the first one--a desire for balance--that seems to be the most elusive for many freelancers. And often, balance seems incompatible with the other … [Read more...]

Top 10 Easy Ways to Squeeze Optimum Productivity from Your Day

Do you need to squeeze more work out of your day? Well, there's some good news. By following just a few simple guidelines you can become more productive. It may surprise you to learn that the answer to optimum productivity is NOT to work more hours each day. Read on to learn some simple guidelines that anyone can follow and start increasing your productivity today. … [Read more...]

5 Time Management Tips for Freelancers

Do you find that you’re constantly up against the clock? Is managing your work / life balance an ongoing battle? Freelancers frequently find the main barrier to developing and growing their client base is their own time. William Penn, businessman and philosopher said “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst,” few of us would argue with this sentiment. Even in this day and age of technological … [Read more...]

Managing Your Client Schedule

Having lots of clients is the goal for any freelancer who's serious about business. The money is always flowing, your clients are happy and you're working hard to maintain your reputation. The problem though, is the fact you haven't seen the outside of your office for weeks, you dream about the next email you're going to send to your clients, and you're constantly checking your phone for client replies when … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Work More Quickly and Accomplish More

Productivity is a big deal for freelancers. That's because the amount of work we're able to accomplish is directly proportional to the income we make. If we're able to do more in less time, we can take on more work. We'll also have more time to spend with our loved ones and to pursue our personal interests. Being a highly productive freelancer also means you'll be able to keep marketing your services, even … [Read more...]