The (U.S.) Freelancers Union has announced the topic for its September meeting: Living the 4-Hour Work Week. Yes, the New York City-based organization will share helpful hints on how to make enough dough to live in one of the country’s most expensive cities while working one-half day per week. Just what freelancers need. (That’s sarcasm.)
Prompt response to prospect queries shows you’re open for business. Some freelancers erroneously think that stalling on calling back makes them look more desirable. However, it may also make them appear to be less reliable (and less trustworthy with a sizable upfront deposit).
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.