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Departments to consider outsourcing

Difficult clients can make you want to pull your hair out. I’ve been fortunate for most of my freelance career. Most clients have respected me and my time. But there have been a few that were difficult to work with during a project. They didn’t give me much direction. In one instance, the client held […]

cell phone emails

According to a recent study, workers feel a greater sense of anxiety and lower relationship satisfaction when they check emails during non-working hours. I found this study coincidently after coming to the conclusion that my own work-life balance has been suffering lately because of how often I check my email. The stress of the constant […]

no time for smbs

As a freelancer, it’s hard to turn down work. We feel like we need to take on everything that comes our way because what if we don’t get another chance? Someday, though, you’ll reach a point where you do need to turn down work. Here are three signs that it’s time to turn down freelance work: […]

branding

It’s not uncommon for freelancers to work diligently from project to project. Lining up work consistently is how we earn the real money. However, working so hard for our clients can mean we’re neglecting our own business. Building a brand is what can lead to longevity and increased income. I hear quite often from my […]

online blogging

A blog is a marketing tool that can help you sell products. If you’re a freelancer, a blog is a way to showcase your skills to potential clients. If you sell a physical or informational product, a blog is a way to familiarize people with your business so they feel comfortable forking over cash. Do […]

freelance strategies

As a freelancer I can tell you that there are a lot of great benefits to being your own boss. You can set your own prices and work as much or as little as you want. There’s also nobody else looking over your shoulder or telling you what to do. There are drawbacks too, of […]

Time Tracking with Due

Whether or not to charge per hour for freelance services is a hotly debated topic in the freelance community. I lean towards charging a flat fee instead of hourly per assignment because of how I work creatively. I don’t sit down to do a task all at once. Instead, I brainstorm, write, research, edit, and […]

money airplane

Airline pilots have a long list of tasks before each flight, but getting to the pilot seat is a feat in its own right. Through hard work, discipline, and a systematic approach, American aviation continually sets records for flight safety. Much of this success rests on the shoulder of the pilots who gracefully navigate massive […]

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