I know I sound like a broken record, but this is the only way you are going to listen to me. Truth is, this is the best time of the year to have a break.
As a freelancer, the temptation is to be everything to every client, because you’re so focused on making the sale and keeping a roof over your head. The problem with that? You become the jack of all trades and the master of none. The solution: be yourself and charge more.
Breaking into business writing might seem impossible, but it isn’t (I write fiction and I did. And if I can, so can you :)). But it depends on your approach. If this is your dream, and you’re not thinking of it as an easy way to get money, because ‘business writers make a lot of money’, already you have a great foundation for success – you just need to be strategic about how you intend to make a career out of this. Get some help on how to do this, here.
As a freelancer, you know that communicating with your clients is critical to your project’s success. After all, you want to be reassured that you’re both on the same page. If you don’t want to be caught in a vicious cycle of email chains, trails and a groaning inbox, the best thing to do is to use project management (PM) tools. In today’s post, we review the best FREE ones for freelancers (your low blood pressure can thank us later :))
I spun so many wheels I made myself dizzy. I worked long, interminable hours, seven days a week and rushed from one deadline to the next with nary a breath in between. I knew that one day it would all come crashing down, but I just didn’t know what to do. Then, things started getting messy. Seriously messy.