Posted on November 11th, 2011
Can you assume freelancing to be a permanent job? Can you think over its advantages and opportunities? In fact, they are so vivid that it is possible to deem freelancing worthy of consideration and trying.
Preponderance of freelancing would not be so obvious if there was no full time job which highlights the possibilities and unrestricted potential of freelance activities.
Undoubtedly, freelancing is in pluses which can be hardly seen while working for someone at the office: they are flexibility of schedule and variety of activities.
Freelancing as unbound employment does not foresee any work schedules and obligations to work for a certain amount of hours a day or a week.
Consequently, it is up to the freelancer whether to choose hard working hours or to spend the whole day in relaxation and peace. Such flexible timetable means that freelancing provides the worker with additional free time which can be spent for personal or family matters. Moreover, it is much easier to work when you know that you can have rest after you finish certain task. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 20th, 2011
It’s pretty hard to find some time for writing a new blog post when there is so much stuff to do: contests, press releases, etc. But our editors will always find time to share some freelancing goodies with you.
This is the third part of our article, dedicated to information, and how freelance writers should handle it. You can find part 1 – here; and part 2 – here. But let’s go with part 3.
As freelancers, our time, and our brains, are our stock-in-trade. We need to optimize our use of both in order to make the effort pay off. We have discussed, in two previous posts, some suggestions for capturing useful ideas and data from the whirlwind of information swirling around us. Where to direct our attention, how to decide what to retain, how to build on previous work – these are just a few of the strategies outlined. There are so many stimuli bombarding us daily – how can we snatch the most useful from the air, as it were, and use them to improve our writing overall? Some strategies follow. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 7th, 2011
The newest article from our “Blast from the Past” series is here! With all these updates and upgrades we forgot about the min purpose of our blog: offering you awesome freelance writing content.
As you know, the series is dedicated to highlighting some of the best articles, which were previously posted on our blog. Our audience is growing and some of these articles were posted when we haven’t had a Facebook page, so we haven’t had that many channels to get the articles to our audience. We want to change that, because these articles truly deserve your attention
This time we are offering you a couple of articles posted in December of last year and in January 2011. Here we go: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 23rd, 2011
Part 2 of our awesome article! Let’s not waste your time! And so…
Freelancing means putting our knowledge at the service of clients who may be quite desperate, at the moment. Our customers hope, and have a right to expect, that we will bring something to whatever document we are producing that the customer could not have thought of themselves.
In fact, a most painful client feedback comment is, “I could/should have done this myself”. How can we enhance the fund of ideas and information that we can contribute to orders? In an earlier blog post, we discussed a few ideas regarding paying attention to the quality of one’s media consumption, choosing, retaining, and reinforcing useful ideas, and using them in a document. Let’s examine some more ideas on fully exploiting the information stream that we wade in daily, to succeed in freelancing. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 16th, 2011
We do hope that you liked the first part of this article, if you haven’t had the chance to read it – check it out right here! But let’s proceed…
Having support for our freelance work in our own home is critical for our success as freelance writers.
Since families can find many grounds for complaint regarding your work choices, disarming them is a daunting challenge.
We examined some strategies recently for garnering such backing.
We discussed the advisability of preparing a sound bite summary of our work, delineating our work time, space, and identity clearly, and documenting the benefits of that work.
Let’s consider some other possible routes to at least a grudging acceptance of our chosen career path.
This is not an inconsequential issue. As of 2005, a third of the US work force could be considered freelancers, and at least 2% of Americans consider home their primary place of employment.
We are not alone! However, if the people we live with oppose our efforts, we have little chance of making it in this new freelance economy. How can we get these dear ones ‘on board’?
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