Category: The Freelancing Life: Common Questions

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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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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Lost a freelancing client? Here’s how to rebound quickly

Every freelancer has had one: the bad day that just keeps giving. Mine came last year and was particularly nasty. I had just moved to Kentucky, bought a car and had to live on my own for the first time in five or six years. I had no backup, so if something went wrong, I

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How Much Should I Charge for My Art?

Freelance art is a difficult field in many ways. It’s hard to value artwork, because unless you’re already very popular, there isn’t necessarily a demand for what you do. So, how can you put a value on your work? How can you make sure you make a profit? The first thing to remember is that

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What Does a Freelancer’s Day Look Like?

For many people, freelancing and its meaning differs. For some, working from home on a defined schedule is freelancing. For others, having one-off projects come along is freelance work. Since there is such a variance in how people approach freelancing, it’s not possible to know exactly what every freelancer’s day is like. I can tell

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