Unfortunately, it’s quite common to have this problem. After all, each new client is different from every client we have experienced in the past. Sometimes the differences are slight. Sometimes they turn out to be significant, especially if the assignment…
Lots of Internet gurus place great value on measurable productivity. They recommend writing quickly so you can start making money fast. However, it is more important to write something you are proud of.
As a self-employed person, it doesn’t matter if I take a nap during the workday as long as I also accomplish what needs to get done.
The way to complete more work on time is to land more assignments with deadlines. Somehow the work always gets done by deadline.
When the work to be done needs a creative decision, a plan to continue planning is more effective than a drop-dead date for completion.
Bright Shiny Objects can waste lots of time but they can also serve us . . . if we can manage their temptation.
The top two reasons people decide to freelance is to enjoy flexibility and freedom. Here is how I’ve attained flexibility and freedom in my own freelance practice.
Let’s stop the deadening, go-through-the-motions, throwaway tasks. Here are specific suggestions to trim your to-do list right now.
Why I love Tim Gunn of the TV show Project Runway and how his advice, “make it work,” applies to our own soloprofessional work.
If you’ve been to the job clubs and talked to the experts, it seems impossible to do any meaningful level of solopro (freelance or consulting) work when you are also looking for a job. The experts say that looking for a job is your new job and it should take at least 40 hours a week. Instead, spend only as much time on your job hunt as is required to do it effectively. This effort may not take 40 hours if you take everything off your list that isn’t working. Here are seven ways to carve more hours out of your life for freelancing and consulting.