The Freelancing Life & Life: How to Have Both

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Guest post by Michelle Bordage It’s 5 am, the alarm goes off, the new day begins. Whether you’re a Freelancing Accountant, Content Writer, or any Freelancing trade in between, that alarm states one truth…. time to get to work. After a quick cup of coffee and morning routine you’re ready. New day, new opportunities! ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO! Ringo Starr of The Beatles said it best when he … Read more

10 Freelance Trends – 2017 to 2020

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I was feeling prophetic today. It seems little freelance fairies are dancing around my brain feeding it full of information. As the information fills my brain’s data banks, I hear a loud, booming voice in my head that says: Blog these 10 freelance trends from now to 2020 I thought to myself and said aloud “But I am busy doing freelance tasks for clients.” The voice said again, You would … Read more

14 Things Every Freelance Business Owner Should Know

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Freelancing has become the norm in recent years instead of the exception. The economy has enlivened this format of work for many people. If you are considering going freelance, there are many things you need to know. First and foremost, you are a freelance business owner. You are not an employee! You must treat your new career choice as such. Today using a wide variety of sources, I am putting … Read more

Freelance Strife: The Top 4 Struggles We Face

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Much of the nation and the world is jumping into the world of freelancing. The opportunity to be your own boss and not have to commute paints a lovely picture, but the freelance life does not come without freelance strife. There are struggles that only freelancers can really comprehend. I have been freelancing full time for approximately 8 years. And freelancing has been good to me but it is not … Read more

The Freelancer’s Average Work Day

I decided to have a guest post from a great writer at Textbrokers. I just wanted to have an idea what his average day was like as a freelancer. I am open for other guest posts about your average day as a freelancer. Just contact me and we can discuss this. Now enjoy this post… As a freelance writer, I have the ability to craft my days in just about … Read more

What Is Holding You Back?

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Well here we are… A New Year. What are your goals for 2017? Have you determined a plan of action or is there something holding you back? Whether you are a freelancer or an entrepreneur, you must determine what is holding you back so you can move forward to ultimate success. I am going to go through some of the main reasons people use that are hold backs. We will … Read more

How To Gracefully Be Sick As A Freelancer

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Back in the days of working a full-time job for a boss, being sick was something that could be dealt with. I simply found the telephone from its hiding place and dialed work. “I’m sick and can’t make it in today.” And there were different attitudes depending on the boss: “That’s cool; see you tomorrow.” (Man, I loved that boss) The boss that thinks they are a Doctor and starts … Read more

15 Apps Freelance Writers Should Use

Freelancing is a busy business. Between getting work done, making new contacts, cataloging invoices and payments, and finding time to have a life, freelance writing isn’t for the faint of heart – or the unorganized. Luckily, the use of apps can make the entire freelancing process a little easier. Here are 15 of the best apps that freelance writers should be using: 1. Evernote Evernote is a powerhouse for keeping … Read more

Procrastination: The Freelancer’s Greatest Enemy

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I once heard the quote, “Tomorrow never comes.” Procrastination counts on tomorrow, and this is why it is the freelancer’s greatest enemy. In all honesty, I believe every single human has some moments of procrastinating, but there are some people who live in a procrastination jungle at all times. Do You Suffer From Procrastination? I do at times…especially when I am doing work that is monotonous or I just do … Read more

10 Freelancer Balance Tips

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Share Promotions, Events & Deals with Your Customers. Build a moblie app today! Do you ever have those moments when you lose freelancer balance? I know I do. But, I have been learning how to maintain a better balance between my freelance work, yard work, sleeping, etc… In today’s post, I will share with you some great tips to help you balance your life as a freelancer. I hope they … Read more

Clients: How Many Do You Need?

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Clients Needed? The answer to the question how many clients do you need in the title above is not an easy one to answer. The first answer I would give is: as many as it takes. But, you are probably looking for a more precise answer. Personally, I can live quite comfortably with 3 steady clients and a plethora of non-steady ones. Right now, that is exactly my situation.I have … Read more

Try Using The Trollope Method

“It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.”    Anthony Trollope A freelance plan Do you start your day with a plan of action? As a freelancer, you should always have a plan. After all, failing to plan is planning to fail. Many of … Read more

A Normal Day For A Freelancer

Anytime someone asks me what a normal day is for me, I feel like falling on the floor laughing. Is there a true “normal day” for any freelancer? Usually the only answer I can give is coffee. Yes, coffee is a normal part of my day as a freelancer. Without coffee, I would wonder if I would get anything done. If you are considering becoming a freelancer, but you have … Read more

No Call, No Show and I Still Have a Job

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I took 2 days off with no call, and still have a job No I didn’t use vacation days and I had no sick days. I was a no call, and I just took 2 days off in a row. Is my boss angry? Nope, he is actually happy that I did. Ahhh…the life of a freelancer! Memories I remember back when I worked in factories. I dreaded even considering … Read more

The First Year of Freelancing

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Freelancing Year 1 I will not forget my first year of freelancing. At times I thought I may starve. I was taking jobs far below the going rate for the quality of writing I was providing. I learned some important lessons through that first year of freelancing. I am writing this article to help first year freelancers not face the same issues I did. Don’t quit your day job Personally, … Read more

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