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Self-Development Solopreneurship

Self-Care for Freelancers During Stressful Times

We live in unstable times. The world is bursting into panic, anger, and separation. The pandemic, protests, global conflicts, economic crisis. It’s enough for a person to feel confused and scared. As a freelancer, I feel the impact even more because there’s so much uncertainty. We don’t have as many financial and social guarantees as our full-time in-house counterparts. Mass media isn’t helping either. Consuming information makes me more tired, angry, and disoriented. On top of all the havoc, put…

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Dear Introverts, It’s Time to Promote Your Work

The current marketing trends aren’t the most friendly to us, introverts. No one can notice your work if you keep it behind closed doors, covered under a thick blanket. To be successful in the extroverted world, you have to find a way to let people know about your business and learn how to sell it. Being an introverted freelancer exposes you to many challenges. You have to earn your place under the sun and defeat fears of putting yourself out…

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Freelancing in the Midst of the Pandemic

The pandemic is devastating to the global economy and job market. Millions of workers were sent home without further notice. But what about freelancers and independent contractors who mainly work from home on a project-basis — how the downturn will affect their work? Can the COVID-19 pandemic change the way we perceive freelance work? I’m a freelance writer working with a diverse client base, and I noticed that while for some businesses in the technology sector, nothing much changed, other…

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Staying Sane When Working as a Freelancer

Recently, I was talking with a woman who works as a freelance graphic designer. At the same time, she is finishing her studies. As a fellow freelancer, I was excited to hear more about her daily routine and some working tricks. But she told me that the freelancing thing is temporary, and when I asked why, because she’s so young and already has a decent experience in her niche, she admitted that it’s too lonely for her. And it’s not…

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5 Time Management Tips for Freelancers

In the previous article, I discussed why freelancing is beneficial for your career. Today I want to dig deeper into the major problem that most freelance workers face – time management.  Time and task management is an essential part of our daily lives because, without proper plan and control, we would forget tasks, meetings, doctor appointments, and other day-to-day chores. However, when you are a freelancer, the whole time management thing gets more complicated than a few notifications.  As someone…

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Why Should Everyone Try Freelancing at Least Once in Their Career?

Entering a job market is a challenge. Competition is skyrocketing regardless of the industry, and after analyzing your competitors, it seems that at the same age, they somehow have gained three times more experience. It’s bloodshed out there, but you have to be the one to take the crown.  What’s the plan? Well, when everyone shows hard technical skills, it becomes vital to have soft skills that not only represent your professional performance but also shape you as a person…

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