World Mental Health Day: Freelancers and Mental Health

Last week was World Mental Health Day, so it seems like a pertinent time to talk about freelancers and mental health. At any one time, one in six people suffer from a mental health problem, and freelancers particularly seem to struggle with specific issues such as isolation. So today, we’ll look at the issues and … More World Mental Health Day: Freelancers and Mental Health

What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?

At A Freelance Life, we’re all about enjoying the benefits of freelancing! But it’s also important to occasionally consider the negatives of freelancing so we can develop ways to overcome them. Today, we’ll look at the potential downsides of freelancing and some solutions to these issues… 1.      Finding clients One of the major negatives of … More What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?

Why Do People Hate Freelancing Platforms?

Freelancing websites (also known as freelancing “platforms”) are one of the most talked-about and controversial topics in the world of freelancing. When the subject of freelancing platforms comes up, some people are ardently against them—suggesting that people would be foolish for signing up. But do people really hate them? If so, why the hate? And … More Why Do People Hate Freelancing Platforms?

Why Am I Not Getting Hired on Freelance Sites?

Not getting hired is the one of the most common problems encountered by freelancers—especially at the start of their freelance journey. It can seem like you’re applying for hundreds and jobs and getting only rejections. It’s disheartening yes, but there are plenty of things you can do to get hired. As an experienced freelancer who’s … More Why Am I Not Getting Hired on Freelance Sites?

How Do You Deal with Blue Monday as a Freelancer?

It’s “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. The day when a combination of the weather, returning to work after Christmas, an empty bank account, lack of motivation, and failed New Year’s Resolutions hits us hardest. While there’s no real science behind the calculation of the date, January can be a depressing … More How Do You Deal with Blue Monday as a Freelancer?