For as dreamy as the freelance life is, I also know how intimidating it can seem. Are your palms sweaty at the thought of setting your rates? Are you trying to navigate the murky waters of accounting and taxes? Are you totally overwhelmed trying to figure out how to even get started with this whole freelancing thing? Deep breaths, my friend. I like to think my blog is packed full with the advice and insights you need to dominate the freelance game.
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You can’t do this. You’re not smart enough. You’ll never pull this off. What were you thinking? Sound familiar? We’ve all been there—those moments when that pesky, negative voice in the back of our minds becomes increasingly loud. So loud, in fact, that it stops us in our tracks and keeps us from making forward […]
Well, that’s a strange title for a blog that claims to be all about looking on the bright side, isn’t it? But, it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. You know, it’s easy to put an immense amount of pressure on yourself to always think positively. And, for the most part, I think […]
I’ll be honest—I think I’m a somewhat smart and accomplished person. Yet, when I left my full-time gig in order to start my business and freelance full-time I had one big concern: getting people to take me seriously. It’s not that I didn’t think I was well-spoken. And, I definitely had a certain level of […]
When it comes to running a freelance business, you hear a lot about getting clients. After all, that’s where the money is! But, you know what’s talked about much less? Having to turn down a client or an opportunity. Whether you’ve worked with them for a while and it’s just not working out, their rates […]
I’ll be the first to admit it—I’m a creature of habit. I love routine and predictability. I find it comforting. So, I’m perfectly content to remain in my comfort zone. In fact, if I never had to step outside of my safe little bubble, I’d be satisfied. But, unfortunately, that isn’t how life works. And, […]
You know, you hear a lot of inspirational messages saying things like, “Don’t give up!”, “Keep going!”, and “Push forward!” And, don’t get me wrong, I think all of that is great. I’m all for perseverance and giving things your very best effort. But, there are still some instances when I think it’s totally OK […]