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 … Continue reading 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.
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.
As a freelancer, the likelihood is that you work from home at least some of the time, if not all of it. While working from home has some amazing benefits, it can also be notoriously difficult in terms of distractions and your work life slipping into your personal life. While some freelancers have no problems … Continue reading How to Work from Home Effectively
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 … Continue reading What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?
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 … Continue reading The 5 Top Mistakes New Freelancers Make
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 … Continue reading How to Overcome Freelance Fears
As a freelancer, I’m often asked how I manage the fluctuations in work—and therefore earnings—and how I cope with having an unstable income. Indeed, this is a factor that puts many people off becoming freelancers. So today, let’s look at five ways that freelancers can deal with the lack of stability in workload and earnings. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Have More Job Stability as a Freelancer
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading How Do You Deal with Blue Monday as a Freelancer?