With last week’s National Freelancers Day headlines pointing out a big and time-consuming admin problem for freelancers, it seemed like a good time to talk about ways to free up your time as a freelancer. Doing so gives you more time to do the actual work you get paid for, enjoy your downtime, and get … More How to Free up Time as a Freelancer
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 … More 20 Things That Only Freelancers Understand
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?
Last week, I talked about the importance of networking as a freelancer, which isn’t a topic that many freelancers necessarily think about—being lone workers and independent spirits. However, studies show that freelancing can be lonely, so networking offers the perfect opportunity to get out, meet new people, and develop useful contacts. Today, we’ll look at … More How to Start Building a Freelance Network
As a freelancer, there are numerous places to find potential clients. But often, we find one place or method and stick to it, which limits our chances to find new and different clients. So today, I’ll let you in on ten places that you can find freelance clients. Some you’ve no doubt tried—others perhaps not. … More 10 Places to Find Freelance Clients
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and there are many things I can look back on as a freelancer and say “I could have done that better” or “If only I knew…”. So today, I’ll let you in on the five things I wish I had known before becoming a freelancer, so hopefully you can avoid … More 5 Things I Wish I Knew before Becoming a Freelancer
When I first started out as a freelancer, I didn’t think much (if anything) about networking. I didn’t have a network and I didn’t network at all. It didn’t feel like I had time between trying to find clients, establish myself as a freelancer, and get a decent work-life balance. But over time, I realised … More Networking for Freelancers
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or trying to get your freelance career off the ground, one consideration is what skills do you need to succeed? Having freelanced for over a decade, I’ll let you in on the range of skills you need to be a freelancer—both specific skills and general skills. So, let’s take … More What Skills Do You Need to Be a Freelancer?
If you’re a freelancer or thinking of becoming one, you probably want to know what’s required to succeed. To be a successful freelancer, there are lots of important traits and characteristics you need, including some obvious ones like being organised and a great communicator. However, there are three top personal qualities or characteristics that stand … More Top 3 Traits to Be a Successful Freelancer
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 … More Are Freelancers and Entrepreneurs the Same Thing?