15+ Reasons Why You May Be Better Off as Part-Time Freelancer

Many freelancers begin freelancing full-time before they're really ready. They jump into freelancer either out of desperation or because they expect freelancing to be something that it's not. There's a better way. It's called part-time freelancing. There are some definite advantages to beginning your freelancing career as a part-timer. We'll share over 15 of those advantages in this post. If you freelance … [Read more...]

How to Fit Freelancing Into the Rest of Your Life

Freelancing is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. You've probably heard that statement before, and in a sense, it's true. But lifestyle or not, one of the biggest struggles that freelancers face is balancing work and life. This is ironic, because the search for work/life balance is one of the primary motivators that drives many to freelancing. Is work/life balance really possible? The answer is … [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...]

The Freelancer’s Bucket List

In the 2007 film, The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life. Their list of things to do before they "kick the bucket" helps them approach their final days with a new … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Help Your Family Benefit from Your Freelancing at Home

One of the prime benefits of working at home as a freelancer is the ability to engage with your family in ways you never can working elsewhere. Ironically, this can also become detrimental to your family relationships if you have workaholic tendencies or take on projects that require extremely long hours and make you even more unavailable than if you were working a 9 to 5 job. Balancing your work at home … [Read more...]

How to Keep Working at Home from Destroying Your Life

[tweetmeme]One of the main reasons I became a full-time freelancer was the freedom I thought it would give me in creating my own hours and working at home. It’s the dream, right? Sleep late, work in your pajamas, shave far less often, and decide when you are or are not going to be busy. Anyone who has taken on this “dream” quickly realizes that it’s not that simple. Client meetings and deadlines, the … [Read more...]