Category: Freelancing

Freelancing

Everything Freelancers Need to Know About Their 401(k)

As a freelancer, your employers are probably not going to handle your retirement plan for you. Just like how you entered the industry and did your work on a regular basis, you are on your own. That is, of course, not entirely a bad thing. As the “gig economy” rises, startups and SMEs get access…

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Why Should You Freelance in the First Place?

Freelancing is big business. More than ever, millennials are seemingly ditching the regimen of a 9-5 in favor of carving out their own schedules from their homes and private offices. But while the idea of not answering to a boss, and deciding what jobs to pursue, might sound appealing, there's a lot to consider before…

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4 Simple Solutions to Working from Home

Millennials are squashing the typical 9-to-5 office format in favor of more flexibility, variable hours, telecommuting and non-traditional work space. In fact, it’s estimated that 3 million Americans currently work from home and that number is expected to increase 63% over the next five years. There are pros and cons of working from home. Some people…

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5 Signs It’s Time For A Freelancer To Fire A Client

No freelancer wants to fire a client. For most of us, a client represents a considerable investment of time in promotion, marketing, and relationship-building. Keeping an existing client is more cost-effective than finding new clients to fill the gap. But, sometimes, client relationships are simply broken. Either they’re taking up too much time for too…

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The Freelancer’s Handbook: How To Procrastinate Wisely

Procrastination is common not only to freelancers, as you might think, but to every human being. We would hold off on anything that requires us to spend even a tiny bit more vital power than we are already spending on just sitting there twiddling our thumbs. With such a feature put deeply inside into our…

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4 Sure Ways Of Failing As A Freelancer

The journey of freelancing is not an easy one; otherwise, everyone would have preferred it. The agility and flexibility that freelancing offers are unparalleled. A freelancer has autonomy, a factor absent in many formal employments. By autonomy, I mean you get to choose what project to work on, what time to work on it and…

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