Taking Time Off to Travel While Freelancing

I’ve been freelancing for a little over 5 years now and I try to travel as much as possible, so I know first hand it’s hard to completely disconnect and travel when you’re the sole operation. It’s not like working for someone where you can hang up your duties for a few weeks and disappear or can … [Read more...]

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Outsourcing Parts of Your Freelance Business

Before we get too far into this post I want to say one thing: Don’t outsource your main work. Ever. Working with other freelancers is fine, but if you’re basically reselling and leveraging outsourcing for everything… you’re doing it wrong. It's not only dishonest but think about it, your clients … [Read more...]

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Walk Away From Work

If there’s one single action I can point to that had made my life less stressful, it’s been walking away from work when I’ve had issues. There’s been times I have been working on really difficult projects and I just can’t figure out why something isn’t working and I'm frustrated with it. Taking … [Read more...]

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Freelancing Retainers

Having a retainer sounds awesome doesn’t it? Guaranteed work, who doesn’t love that? Because guaranteed work is guaranteed income. But you have to dedicate that time back to them. So for X hours a month, you better be available. Here’s where the problem lies...you book a few projects and time … [Read more...]

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Let me guess, you shipped code Today?

I follow a lot of other freelancers on Twitter and I can count on one hand the ones I notice that actually don’t work all the time. I see so many that consistently and almost exclusively only talk about the work their currently doing. “I shipped code today!” again and again. I guess that’s great, … [Read more...]

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When a client asks about time

Watch any social media venue for more than a week and you’re bound to see a freelancer bemoaning the idoicy of a client asking for an accounting of time. On the surface we think that the complaint is valid. You’re a professional and should be trusted. Asking for an account of time is the … [Read more...]

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