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
Whether you’re a new freelancer or a well-established one, you’ll most likely encounter feedback from clients. Find out how to deal with negative, rude, and unfounded feedback to avoid getting frustrated or down-heartened – and how to use positive feedback to improve. … More How to Deal with Feedback As a Freelancer
While freelancing offers incredible benefits, that doesn’t mean it’s a stress-free lifestyle either. According to studies, common causes of freelance stress are unstable income, isolation, and availability. So today, we’ll look at ways to deal with some of these common freelance stressors. … More How to Deal with Freelance Stress
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?
When you work as a freelancer, it can be tempting to accept every client who comes your way. You most likely rely on winning clients to make money and pay the bills, so it’s tempting to agree to work with any client who requests your services. But if you’ve ever worked with a difficult client … More How to Turn Down a Client as a Freelancer
When you’re new to the freelancing world, there are many possible traps you can fall into. While you can overcome any obstacles on the freelance path, it’s much easier to set off on the right foot if you’re aware of the potential hazards. So, today we’ll look at the five most common mistakes that I … More The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
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?
When people talk to me about becoming a freelancer, they often have many fears about the journey. These fears include the lack of job stability, earning enough to pay the bills, being good enough to succeed, and achieving a work-life balance. But are these fears justified? Should you be scared to go freelance? As an … More How to Overcome Freelance Fears
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?
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?