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Qualities of successful freelancers and how to develop them
November 15, 2016
Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers
Freelancers choose independence for a variety of reasons. The ability to work when we want to, to create significant work, to have a variety of work, to choose who we work with, and to have the flexibility of mobility are common reasons. As independents, we have to create our own success. As many creative businesses fail as those that succeed.
Knowing what you want to achieve from the start is a process in itself. If you’re a visionary then this won’t be a very big problem for you, but every freelancer gets stuck sometime or another. Becoming a great freelancer takes time, dedication and a relentless pursuit to overcome obstacles.
In order to grow your business, you need to have certain personality traits that enable you to successfully find clients, and keep them, all whilst managing your finances and focusing on pushing your business forward. Here is a list of the qualities that separate the best freelancers from the ordinary.
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare
Self-doubt is a very human response to all the challenges life throws your way. Even still, it doesn’t have to stop you from overcoming obstacles and reaching your goals. Here are 10 valuable tips for defeating self-doubt and directing your energy toward more productive ways of thinking.
Productivity Tip Of The Week
Holidays are supposed to be full of family, joy, laughter, and putting aside the works. But as a freelancer, who runs your own business, it's almost impossible to switch off, take a break or relax on holiday without taking your work away with you. Read this article to learn how you can actually relax and enjoy your holiday break even when there’s work to be done.
Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week
For many people, leaving the world of organized, employed work and starting working from home is a terrifying but exhilarating prospect. Life becomes much more uncertain in terms of the amount of money coming into the household. Additionally, you may be at a higher risk of developing health problems when you become a freelance worker. Read this article to learn how to deal with various health issues while working from home.
Financial Tip Of The Week
Is it okay to work for free? That's completely up to you, but there are certain times when you can do a job knowing there's no compensation. The key is that you need to be okay with doing it for free, not forced into it or manipulated into giving away work. Here are few reasons in which it is smart and even laudable to offer your services for free.
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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