Author: Catrina

Burnt Out Working? Try These 9 Unusual Freelancing Jobs

Add a little spice to your freelancing life by alternating the kinds of jobs you do. Freelancers often talk about having many eggs in their baskets, but I also believe it’s important to carry veggies, fruits and meats in my basket. What I mean by that is that you need to be able to work

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Freelancing Myths: You Have So Much Free Time!

I struggle with this myth as a freelancer so much! When someone is a freelancer, it somehow makes others think that they have lots of free time. Of course, to a degree, I do. I work smarter, not longer, so to speak. The thing is, you still have to work. Even if you do only

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How do you handle sickness when freelancing?

This is a very now-inspired post for me. I’ve recently had surgery, which in itself isn’t a massive deal, but the problem with being a freelancer is the impact it has on my work. A good plan for anyone who freelances is to have a so-called “emergency” fund of some kind for when accidents/surgeries/emergencies come

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How Do You Get Your First Client?

Finding a client isn’t always easy, and you might not be sure where to start. Fortunately, there are many different ways you can seek out clients. There are sites online that can help you link up with people who have jobs to offer, or you can “cold call” businesses in the area. You might try

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3 Tips for Finding Your Freelancing Niche

There are many different kinds of jobs out there, from writing to creating graphic designs. Finding your niche might seem complicated, especially if you are good at more than one thing. How can you find your freelancing niche? You can read a book like this: Mega Profitable Niches for Your Online Business: 10 Powerful Niche

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5 Tips for Managing Burnout While Freelancing

It can be tempting to stop working completely when you’re burnt out, especially when you’re not on a normal 9-to-5 schedule. It’s easy to turn down new work or to rely on savings, giving yourself breaks when you realistically should be working. It’s also easy to put off work and to procrastinate until the last

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How Do You Explain Freelancing to Your Family?

Freelancing is one of those things that can quickly make it sound like you’re being lazy. Sometimes, people who say they’re freelancers aren’t actively looking for work or “freelance” as a kind of hobby. This does a disservice to those of us who do work from home as a career. If you’re someone looking to

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Creating a Budget Friendly Outfit for a Freelance Interview or Meeting

It’s fair to say that many freelancers don’t have to wear business clothing. In my case, I have a single orange shirt that I must wear for my classes, but other than that, what I wear is up to me. So, what should I do if I have an interview? Should I spend a large

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