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?
When you’re a freelancer, you rely on clients paying up—and on time—in order to earn a living and pay your bills. But there’s rarely a guarantee they’ll do so, which is a big risk in the freelance world. No freelancer wants to be left out of pocket for work they delivered. So today we’ll look … More As a Freelancer, What Can You Do When Clients Don’t Pay?
With the rise of freelancing, it seems like self-employment makes the news every week. Last week, the freelancing headline was “One can be the loneliest number”. The article was based on a recent survey by Epson EcoTank of 1000 freelancers on the pros and cons. Potential loneliness is certainly something to consider as a freelancer, … More Is Freelancing Lonely, and How Can Freelancers Avoid Becoming Isolated?
There are some common misconceptions about freelancing—especially when it comes to stress levels. On one end of the scale, freelancing is compared to a walk in the park, barely even registering as a “proper job”. On the other end of the scale, it’s described as 24/7 stress, being constantly at the whim of various demanding … More Is Freelancing Stressful?
When it comes to freelancing, there are many myths and misconceptions. From “you work constantly” to “you barely need to work at all” and “you control your own life” to “it’s terrifying”. So what’s the truth? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be a freelancer, I’ll let you in on the reality of … More The Realities of Freelancing