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How to Fight the Freelancer’s Secret Battle with Procrastination

by Laura Spencer
on May 31, 2013

in Freelancing Life Productivity

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Are you fighting the secret battle that many freelancers face?

Most of us are aware of some of the more common freelancing struggles such as loneliness or financial struggles, but there’s one freelancing struggle that we don’t like to talk about very much. It’s the struggle with procrastination.

It’s no wonder that we hate to talk about procrastination. After all, most of us don’t want to admit that we’ve put off doing something that we should be doing–that’s just embarrassing. But the truth is that this is a common problem among freelancers. Many of us struggle with this secret battle.

The best way to fight procrastination is to do exactly what we don’t want to do–talk about it. In this post, we’ll examine of the reasons we procrastinate. We’ll also list some proactive steps you can take to fight procrastination. Finally, you’ll be invited to share your own tips for fighting procrastination.

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Conquering Freelancing Stress

by Laura Spencer
on May 29, 2013

in Freelancing Life

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When you think about it, it’s no wonder that many freelancers struggle with stress. If you’re an experienced freelancer, I bet that you know what stress feels like.

Stress can keep you awake at night. It can keep you on edge during the day. Left untreated, we all know that stress can cause health problems, relationships problems, and generally lower your quality of life.

Ultimately, stress will affect your freelancing business if you don’t conquer it. Unfortunately, many freelancers don’t know how to handle stress.

In this post, I’ll discuss freelancing stress. I’ll share some tips on how to develop a healthy way to cope with stress. I’ll also invite you to share your own tips for coping with freelancing stress.

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28+ Travel Tips: Giant Checklist for Freelancers

by Laura Spencer
on May 21, 2013

in Freelancing Life

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The ability to work from almost anywhere is a wonderful freelancing perk. This perk attracts many freelancers and would-be freelancers.

Imagine being able to travel the world and earn money while you’re doing it. That’s called location independence or being a digital nomad. Or, you just may be planning to travel for a week or two for vacation or to visit a family member. If you freelance, you can do either.

No matter how travel fits into your freelancing lifestyle, it doesn’t have to mean a gap in income if you plan accordingly. In this post, I share over 28 travel tips for freelancers. If you liked this post, you may also like What You Can Really Expect As a Freelancer When You Travel and Work.

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Why You Don’t Really Have Eight Billable Hours Each Day

by Laura Spencer
on May 15, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Productivity

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At the end of each workday are you left with more work than day? Do you constantly wind up working into the evening hours because there is too much to do? Do important tasks relating to your freelancing business (like bookkeeping or marketing) go undone?

If this describes you, you may have fallen victim to a common freelancer scheduling trap–the failure to schedule administrative tasks.

Unfortunately, this trap can lead to stress, freelancer burnout and even unmet deadlines. It doesn’t have to be that way.

You don’t have to feel rushed and out of time.

In this post, I’ll explain why freelancers don’t really have eight billable hours each day. I’ll also how to succeed on fewer billable hours.

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7 Pricing Resources to Help You Set Your Freelancing Rate

by Laura Spencer
on May 13, 2013

in Freelancing Basics Marketing

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One of the biggest struggles that all freelancers face is deciding what rate to charge for their services.

For one thing, it’s hard to know what the market rate is because there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. And also, many freelancers are afraid that if they charge a reasonable rate for their services they will lose potential clients.

Well, help is on the way. This post will give you some tools and pointers to help you determine your freelance rate. If you like this post, you may also find these posts helpful:

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