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Why politicians better start listening to freelancers
October 12, 2016

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers

Freelancers used to be seen as people who were not very serious about their occupations; now they are increasingly empowered entrepreneurs choosing to build their own businesses or careers.

According to a survey by the Freelancers’ Union and Upwork, 86% of freelancers anticipate voting in 2016. Of those voters, 62% said that they were more likely to cast their ballot for someone with an eye out for the concerns commonly facing workers who take on freelance jobs. At the top of that list, survey respondents identified health care (namely, finding affordable health insurance), high taxation rates, unpredictable incomes, and saving for retirement.

Here is an article where Stephane Kasriel and Sara Horowitz discussed why politicians better start listening to freelancers.

Motivate Yourself!
"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed” – Ray Goforth
Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. It requires the kinds of habits that most people simply don't have, along with a discipline, passion and dedication that are unmatched among non-business owners. Check out these 5 things.super successful people do.

Productivity Tip Of The Week

A common way you may find yourself over committed is if you say “yes” to every project that comes your way. It’s not easy to turn down projects because you’re ultimately turning down money. So if overwork is almost inevitable, what do we do? This article will tell you how to gracefully back out of a project when you’re over committed.

Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

The freelance life can be crazy. There’s always a call to make, a contact to pursue, a pitch to send. It takes time and energy to manage everything without going nuts. Staying in the game is a big concern for many juggling freelance work and having kids. But with the right strategies in place, it's possible to be your own boss and still have time for family. Read this article to learn more.

Financial Tip Of The Week

As a freelance writer, it is important for you to determine the right rates for all types of writing assignments to protect your rights and the value of your talent. If you charge too much you run the risk of turning off prospects, but if you charge too little, you end up feeling that you are being taken advantage of. It can be a tricky back-and-forth. Here are 3 excellent ways to price your work for your freelance writing business.

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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