As a regular writer on Quora, a question I’m asked at least once a week is “Which freelance skills pay the best?” and my answer is often not what people were expecting. They’re often looking for a top five best-paying freelance skills or something like that, so they can decide which area to pursue. But there’s … More What Are the Best-Paying Freelance Skills?
One of the many reasons why people become freelancers is to get a better work-life balance. However, one of the common criticisms of freelancing is that it can be difficult to avoid freelance work taking over your life. When you’re first starting out as a freelancer or taking on new freelance clients, the work-life balance … More How Do You Get a Freelance Work-Life Balance?
When it comes to freelancing, there seems to be a big divide between the people who think that freelancing = freedom and those who feel it takes over your life, giving you multiple bosses and zero work-life balance. So which is the truth? Is freelancing really freeing? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll give … More Does Freelancing Really Equal Freedom?
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. … More 5 Ways to Have More Job Stability as a Freelancer
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; (Except for that freelancer typing furiously on their laptop.) The invoice reminders were sent off with care, In hopes that a payment soon would be there; Everyone else nestled snug in their bed, While the freelancer … More A Freelance Christmas Tale
When you first start out as a freelancer or are pursuing a side hustle, an accountant might seem like an unnecessary expense. But when you start to earn a decent amount, you might wonder whether it’s time to get an accountant on board. So how do you know when you’re ready? And how do you … More As a Freelancer, When Is It Time to Hire an Accountant?
When I tell people that I’m a freelancer and work from home every day, often the first thing they say is, “I don’t know how you motivate yourself!” There seems to be a common belief that working from home or being your own boss means struggling with motivation. But are freelancers really less motivated, or … More Are Freelancers More Motivated Than Employees?
As a freelancer, I often get asked “Why do you freelance?” or something along those lines. What they probably mean is “Why on earth don’t you get a real job?” You see, to a non-freelancer, it can look pretty crazy to willingly ditch a secure, employed job in favour of something with no job security, … More What’s So Great about Freelancing?