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How to Pay Yourself as a Self-employed
October 25, 2016

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers


Freelancing, traditionally, has been the realm of creatives — writers, graphic artists, and designers, for example, all are known to work on a freelance basis. But freelancing is exploding, and if current trends continue, it’s not too far-fetched to think that it may become a permanent new way to facilitate a career.

When it comes to this new way of conducting business, trends are emerging. Technology, for example, plays a major role in the freelance economy. Nearly 70 percent of current freelancers feel that technology has made it easier for them to find work in their field.

Paychex.com analyzed over 400,000 freelancers’ resumes posted on job site Indeed.com to glean valuable insights about freelancing in the US. Whether you’re thinking about taking the plunge or simply curious about the current state of freelancing, you can get all the details in the report. Read the report here.


Motivate Yourself!
“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”
You know those times when you're sitting (or standing) at your desk trying your best to get motivated, and, well, nothing happens? There's a reason for this. Actually, there's a whole science behind it. Take a look at this video .that dives in and explains everything you need to know regarding what we understand about motivation, plus how to harness it to get you where you want to go.

Productivity Tip Of The Week

As a freelancer, staying productive can be even more difficult than when you were in an office. The work from home lifestyle is not for everyone as many people quickly discover. When your productivity drops, so does your business. Learn some ways from this article to stay productive as a freelancer.

Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

According to the 2016 Freelancer Lifestyle survey by Toptal, a freelance network for software engineers and designers, 95 percent of freelancers say they enjoy working remotely because they feel more productive than in a traditional office setting. This survey revealed the primary motivations for today's full-time freelancers. Read this article to learn more about it.

Financial Tip Of The Week

Liability insurance protects you from the financial burden of a lawsuit or other claim. Required by many clients, liability insurance helps freelancers protect themselves and their business from mistakes and accidents; whether they were your fault or not. Here are 4 important questionsto answer while considering whether liability insurance is the right move for your business or not.

Freelancers And Cyber Security

We have gained approval from Robert Siciliano to bring you extracts from his books related to cyber security for freelancers. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert and consultant. He also gives self defense and personal safety seminars. Robert provides safety and identity theft fraud prevention tips and advice on multimedia channels in the United States. We have his approval to bring you weekly extracts from his books:

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