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Savings 101 for New Freelancers and Others

by Laura Spencer
on February 26, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Freelancing Life

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Many people live from paycheck to paycheck. That means that they spend each paycheck as soon as they receive it, with little to nothing left over.

While living paycheck to paycheck isn’t a good idea for anyone, it’s an especially bad idea for freelancers.

In this post, I’ll explain why you need to develop a savings plan as a freelancer. Then I’ll explain how you can start saving money.

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Should Freelancers “Waste” Time on Social Media?

by Laura Spencer
on February 22, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Social Media

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“What are you doing? You’re supposed to be working?”

If you freelance and are also active on social media, you may have already heard those very words (or something similar) from a friend or family member.

The truth is that a lot of people (including some freelancers) think that time spent on social media is wasted time. Sometimes they are right, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this post, I’ll explain how to make the most of your social media usage so that you aren’t wasting time. If you liked this post, you may also like Social Media Basics for Freelancers.

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20+ Tips to Help You Use Your Freelancing Time Wisely

by Laura Spencer
on February 18, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Productivity

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If you’re like many freelancers, one of the reasons that you became a freelancer is to gain more control of your time.

And it is possible to have more time as a freelancer. After all, no one will tell you what to do or when to do it. Plus, you likely don’t have a daily commute any more.

But there are time demands on freelancers that most of us don’t think about until we face them.

You may have to put up with interruptions from friends and family members who think that because you’re home you must be available. You may underestimate the amount of effort a project actually requires and wind up scrambling to meet the deadline. Or you may fall victim to procrastination and wind up not getting enough work done.

In this post, I’ll share over 20 tips to help you better manage your time. If you like this post, you may also like the post Stop Wasting Time Today.

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A Freelancer’s Introduction to Social Media

by Laura Spencer
on February 11, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Social Media

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As a new freelancer, you need to get involved in social media.

If you’re coming from a traditional job, you may not have used social media. Or,you may view social media as a personal tool and wonder how it could possibly benefit your freelancing business.

In this post, I’ll list some of the ways that your freelancing business can benefit from a business use of social media. I’ll also list the top social media platforms that freelancers should consider. If you liked this post, you may also Like Social Media Basics for Freelancers.

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10+ Features for the Freelancer’s Ideal Home Office

by Laura Spencer
on February 7, 2013

in Freelancing Basics

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Most freelancers work from home. You probably do too, at least part of the time.

If you’re just getting started as a freelancer, it’s important to design an efficient freelancing office that will work well for you.

After all, you’re going to spend a lot of time in your home office space. You need to make sure that it’s a place where you can go to get a lot of work done.

In this post, I list over ten features of an ideal home office. I also invite you to describe your own ideal home office. If you liked this post, you may also like Designing a Dream Home Office.

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