There are plenty of stereotypes about work-at-home moms and dads to be found. You’ve got the ‘loafing around in their slippers and robe’ freelancers, the ‘it’s just a phase, one day you’ll get a real job’ freelancers and the ‘sipping mojitos at a beach-side cabana with Paco the studly man servant’ type freelancers. Even better,(…)
Between wrangling the kids, keeping up with housework and juggling clients and finding a few seconds to unwind, there are never enough hours in the day. When it comes to honing your craft, learning is a constant process. Finding time to wedge a book, online course or other learning tool into your daily routine might(…)
As a freelancer, it never hurts to be on the lookout for new skills. If you happen to be an online freelancer, these skills can be the difference between success and failure on your next project bid or client interview. Whether you are a graphic designer, writer, marketing guru or virtual assistant, understanding the basics(…)
The school year is quickly ending. As a parent, you have a summer full of family fun to look forward to. As a freelancer, those sacred hours of quiet, peaceful work time are about to be blown to bits. While it is certainly important to keep family needs and obligations in mind when balancing your(…)
When I’m not writing blog posts or working on personal projects, I am usually writing for clients. Frequently, it seems that many of the programs and tools that I use for my personal projects and paid work are different. The result is a computer full of clutter, files in a million formats and stuff stored(…)
You’re sitting there, staring at the screen. You decide to check your favorite blog. Then your email. Then your Twitter. Still nothing. You type a few sentences and hastily rampage all over the backspace key. It’s happened again hasn’t it? [Insert dramatic music here] Writer’s block… Whether you are working for a client, writing(…)
With a little searching, it is easy to find plenty of stereotypes about freelancers. While they are mostly untrue, they help to shed light on some important issues to the freelancing community. One key aspect that many of these stereotypes have in common is professionalism.