Entrpreneurship

How to Adjust to Working Remotely

How To Adjust To Working Remotely

When I tell people that I’ve been working remotely as a freelancer, the reaction I get is often the same. First, they look at me like I’m some sort of mythical creature. Then, I can see the questions rise to the surface that I know are coming. Sometimes, I think they might poke me in […] Read more…

Navigaate a Crisis as a Freelancer

How to Navigate Through a Crisis as a Freelancer

The last few weeks have been a stunning reminder of how quickly things can change. We go along, soaking in the bliss of relatively uneventful living. Words like ‘social distancing’ and ‘pandemic’ not yet part of our daily conversations. When a crisis happens, it almost always feels unexpected. (It probably wouldn’t be a crisis if […] Read more…

New Freelancer Skills

How to Leverage Your Skills as a New Freelancer

It’s a common conundrum faced by anyone who has ever been new at anything.  (So, basically, all of us.)  You need experience to get started, but can’t get started without experience.  This fun little vicious circle can be especially frustrating for a new freelancer. Before I started freelancing, I had already worked for several years […] Read more…

Why Freelancers Fail

Why Freelancers Fail

The number of freelancers continues to grow in the U.S.  As a full-time freelancer for nearly two years, I’m grateful to have enjoyed steady work and continued success since making the leap.  That hasn’t been by accident, and not all freelancers are so fortunate. The data on freelancing is in.  Freelancing is becoming more and […] Read more…

20 Entrepreneur Gift Ideas Under $20

20 Entrepreneur Gift Ideas Under $20

With the holidays right around the corner, now’s the time to think about that special gift for your favorite entrepreneur.  (Maybe that’s you!  Don’t forget yourself if you’re the entrepreneur!) Entrepreneurs have been rising in numbers over the last few years.  Chances are you either know an entrepreneur, or are one yourself.  And, it’s no […] Read more…

4 Stages of Building Your Business

4 Stages of Building Your Business

If you want to be a successful, long term freelancer, consider building a business around your skills.  In this article, we’ll look at 4 stages of building your business, what they are, and what happens during each one. As a freelancer, you have the opportunity to choose the clients you work with and the type […] Read more…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance

Think you’re ready to ditch the 9-to-5 for the freelance life?  Ask yourself these 5 questions to see if you’re ready to make the leap. So, you’ve been pondering going freelance?  You’re not alone.  The advent of the “gig” economy has made freelancing an ever-growing option for many workers.  Whether you crave the flexibility of […] Read more…

Freelance Fundamentals – Sell with Confidence

In my “past life”, before I became an instructional designer and blogger, I spent too long many years in sales and sales-related roles.  While I did well, it never really felt like my calling.  When I finally left sales to move into instructional design, I wasted time ruminating about those “lost” years in sales.  Why […] Read more…

7 Things Not To Do As A New Freelancer

7 Things Not To Do As A New Freelancer

There are lots of resources, suggestions, recommendations, and tips out there for new freelancers.  I researched and read many as I was preparing to make the leap to full-time freelancing.  Most of them talked about things that you “should” do.  But, did you ever wonder if there were things that you shouldn’t do?  This post […] Read more…

First Year Freelance Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned from My First Year of Freelancing

Just a little over a year ago I said good-bye to cubicle life and hello to full-time freelancing.  This year feels like it has absolutely flown by, but it’s also been jam packed with growth, accomplishments, and lessons.  (Lots and lots of lessons!)  Read on for the biggest ones I’ve learned so far.   Disclosure:  […] Read more…

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