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January 18, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers

Before I start, let me tell you about why Virtual Reality (VR) matters to you and me.

With computer technology and software virtual worlds can be created. In these virtual worlds you can have the combination of realistic images, sounds, touch and even smell. It is hard to believe, but it is true. These virtual worlds can seem real and increasingly so. Then, a user is placed inside the environment. In these virtual worlds you can interact with this virtual world as if they were real. It takes entertainment, education, travel, psychotherapy to an entirely new level. The uses are only limited by your imagination.

Did you know that 8 of the top 10 tech companies in the world have invested in virtual and augmented reality? VR and AR are world changing technologies and there will be freelancers today earning money as vr software designers and vr writers. Do you know one?

This increasing popularity in many ways is a green signal for business enterprises. So, it is high time to incorporate this technology into your business. Just imagine, you are using VR technology for the presentation of your project to your potential customers and clients!

And for the new entrepreneurs it is an opportunity to make a startup. There are a number of ideas where you can use VR technology. Parth Misra has written an excellent article where he has shared 4 startup ideas. Check the article here.

Motivate Yourself!
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius

Creativity is work! Creative professional freelancers know this better than most people. However, sometimes the creative well from where all your ideas come from seems to dry up. Nobody can be sure why this happens. Writers call this writers' block and, I guess, creative professionals could call this creativity block. Creativity block happens! For the freelancers that are trapped by creativity block have to learn how to manage it because creativity makes them money.

“Try Again and Again” - we often love to advise others. But, trying in the wrong way will always reset the zero. Until you discover the mistakes you are doing, you may feel that you are over. You have tried all the possible ways and now you have nothing to do anymore. The question is, how do you overcome creativity block? Andy Miller knows about creativity block and has some tips in how to overcome it.

Andy Miller's article is entitled “What to do if your work isn't working” and you can read it by clicking here.

Productivity Tip Of The Week

Do you often face this situation that you have more and more on your To Do List than you could possibly complete? What do you do then? Work more and more to complete each item on time and blame yourself that you are not productive? Freelancers everywhere do often face this productivity problem.

According to Tom Willis, working harder to be more productive is not the key to getting more work done. Rather, he insists on working smarter, not harder.

Working in a smarter way will automatically make you more productive and make you more satisfied at your freelance work. It will also provide you more time to relax and enjoy your life.

Read the full article on the 7 ways to work smarter from here.

Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

Freelancers’ back or computer back is also known as the silent killer for sedentary workers. In fact, most of the rumored ill health effects research has shown are true. A freelancer worker using a computer, especially writers, usually sit for hours on end and as a result it can cause severe health problems. Also the devices we use emit radiation and glare continuously and affect our eyes.

Researchers are very concerned about the ill health effects of computers on sedentary workers. They are continually trying to find a way of overcoming these problems.

Researchers have found some ways and by following them you can reduce the possibility of being affected by those tools.

My personal tip is to be sure to have a stand up desk. You can read my reasons why here.

Read Sally Acquire's article entitled " How can I avoid health issues as a freelance writer" published in Freelancer FAQs by clicking here.

Financial Tip Of The Week

As freelance workers are often creative workers! Book keeping is often an irksome chore. You might neglect the necessity of keeping all your earnings and expenses organized. But, you will know its necessity if you receive an unexpected income tax bill!

Keeping all your financial information organized is also important to check the profitability of your freelance profession, to check the progress against achieving a milestone. So, don’t neglect this essential task. There are simple ways to make it easier for yourself.

Here is what our research has found for you: Conrad Feagin from the Freelance Folder has written: "Easy accounting tools for your freelance business" which you can read by clicking here.

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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