The Fine Line Between Self-Promotion and Bragging: A Freelancer’s Conundrum

Self-promotion is a task that I presume I need to do as a freelancer. When cycles of little to no work become the norm – sometimes, unfortunately, lasting for weeks on end – I have two options, as all freelancers do: wait for work to come to me or find ways to take on more…View Post

Making the Most of Being Out of Work

There are many situations that cause us to be out of full-time work or work that offers a consistent pay of some kind. Sometimes it is out of choice in the hope of finding something better, and sometimes you have no choice at all, which applies to many people at the moment, in the light…View Post

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

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