20 Things That Only Freelancers Understand

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

What Are the Downsides of Freelancing?

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?

How to Start Building a Freelance Network

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

Top 3 Traits to Be a Successful 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

Are Freelancers and Entrepreneurs the Same Thing?

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?