It’s that wonderful time of year when you get to catch up with family and friends, consume copious amounts of extravagant food, and attend countless social gatherings. But freelancers can find themselves camped behind the laptop until Christmas Eve. To ensure you have a jolly time this festive period, here are our top 5 tips to have a happy freelance Christmas!
We compare money, the job, and the working environment to assess the key differences between the employed life and the freelance life...
As a freelancer, there are certain things about your working life that only make sense to other freelancers. Whether it’s working from home, taking on too much work, or having an irregular income, there are common things that us freelancers identify with. Since it’s Monday and nobody likes Mondays, let’s take a look at the … Continue reading 20 Things That Only Freelancers Understand
In the world of freelancing, there are common terms that come up, and two of these are “subcontracting” and “outsourcing”. On the surface, it might look like these terms are the same, but they’re not. As freelancers, we may be subcontracted or outsourced work, and we might also subcontract or outsource work to others. But … Continue reading Freelance: Subcontracting vs. Outsourcing
As a freelancer, I often get asked for my top tips on freelancing. What are the things that equal freelance success? What is the best way to freelance? So today, I’ll give you my top 10 tips for freelancing, starting with becoming a freelancer all the way through to achieving freelance success… #1 Decide whether … Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Freelancers
Recently, I was asked the question “What is the ultimate secret of freelancing?” For newbie or aspiring freelancers, it can seem like there is some hidden knack to freelancing—some magical secret that opens the doors to freelance success. Like discovering the best freelancing platform or most in-demand skill or productivity method is the secret of … Continue reading The Ultimate Secret of Freelancing
As a freelancer, you might often be called an “entrepreneur”. But are these things the same? People sometimes use the terms “freelancer” and “entrepreneur” synonymously or assume they’re the same because they have some similarities, but do they work in the same ways? Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between freelancers and … Continue reading Are Freelancers and Entrepreneurs the Same Thing?
As a freelancer, I hear a lot of strange things about the world of freelancing! There are some common misconceptions rolling around, which I'm going to call freelance unicorns. Of course, every freelancer is different, and your freelance life really depends on what type of freelancing you do and how you manage your work. But … Continue reading Freelance Unicorns: The Top 5 Myths about Freelancing
‘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 … Continue reading A Freelance Christmas Tale
In today’s world, the concept of freelancing is so ubiquitous that it’s difficult to recall a time when freelancing as we know it wasn’t a thing. In fact, freelancers have existed for centuries in one form or another. The word “freelance” actually came from medieval times, when armies would hire “a free lance” to fight … Continue reading When Did Freelancing Begin?