Burning out is no joke. Running out of juice and feeling worn out is a feeling we are all too familiar with. Whether you’re a freelancer of a traditional employee, this is something that affects everyone and everybody differently. Burnouts can be caused by many factors but specifically for today, I’m going to focus on common management and commitment mistakes novice freelancers tend to make.
It is not surprising at all when freelancers team up with or work for other creative agencies. Working with agencies allow us to work on bigger projects and potentially earn a bigger income. Of course, this all doesn’t come to a surprise, however. There are some perks to working with different agencies but sometimes it just doesn’t go as planned. I’ve personally worked with quite a few small-time agencies and collaborated with some big ones. Continue Reading
One of the most recurring questions I get asked is the type of work I pick up.
- Do I always know what I’m doing?
- Do I only pick up work I know how to do? Or
- Do I turn down those I don’t?
The short and simple answer is it varies.
Freelancing Sounds Great On Paper…
Freelancing and working for yourself has become a full blown movement. Per the New York Times the number of Americans using so-called “alternative work arrangements” rose by 9.4 million in the decade between 2005 and 2015.
In the previous post, The Truth About Working From Home, I talked about some of the downsides people tend to overlook when they think about working from home and freelancing. Believe it or not, it’s not only the downsides that are often overlooked but the positive aspects of it as well. This is especially true for newcomers who aren’t quite sure rather or not this is the career they want to sink into and for people who don’t quite understand what freelancing has to offer. Freelancing itself provides some benefits and perks of which includes working from home. So what are some of these benefits I’ve come to enjoy?