How to Manage the Stress of Being Self-Employed

Starting a business and becoming your own boss is an appealing concept for many people. Saying goodbye to the authority and direction of somebody else is a great feeling, and can offer a strong sense of freedom. Being self-employed and answering only to yourself is certainly an attractive idea, but what happens when you quit…View Post

The Fundamentals of Freelancing Abroad

Whether you’re going on a business trip or you simply like to travel for extended periods of time, there is nothing wrong with mixing business and pleasure by freelancing abroad. In fact, working is an excellent way to fund your trip and gain experience along the way. Plus, you never know what connections you’ll make…View Post

Being Realistic When Looking for a Fulfilling Career

There is no shortage of career advice articles telling you to just chase your dream career and actualise your true potential. If I allow myself to be snarky, I can dismiss these motivational pieces as saccharine and merely relying on platitudes that are of no practical value. On the other hand, an optimistic and anti-cynical…View Post

Getting Over the Fear of Career Change

Being stuck in a rut in a job that you hate can lead you to feel as though your life is not going anywhere. This state of affairs can make the present and the future seem quite bleak. Feeling trapped in an unhappy job can really bring you down, and, in some cases can be…View Post

Why It’s Unethical Not to Pay Freelancers on Time

Getting paid late is the bane of a freelancer’s life. From personal experience, I know how frustrating, stressful, and tiring it can be to submit an invoice, not know when it will be paid and then – if payment doesn’t come in after a month – to have to chase the invoice, not even just once,…View Post