Freelancing has become an iconic part of the 21st-century workforce as tens of millions of individuals in the U.S. alone have left full-time employment to work for themselves in recent years.
With such a huge influx of “fresh freelance blood,” so to speak, there was bound to be a natural shift in the landscape of the industry.
This is especially true when it comes to classic freelance struggles like maintaining and understanding the importance of work life balance.
What does work and life balance look like for freelancers?
If what comes to mind is spending a few hours typing brilliant blog posts or creating a clients’ websites and then spending the rest of their day on the beach then you’re wrong.
When you’re a freelancer, staying focused and on-task is key.
You have to eliminate distractions so you can work.
Have you ever worked in an office environment?
If you have, then you know that the constant meetings, team-building exercises, and office politics can wear you down over time and cause some serious mental health problems.
Throw an introverted personality into the mix, and those day-to-day interactions with clients and colleagues can feel downright oppressive.
As a writer who runs a freelancing business, I rely on goals to get things accomplished.
But not all goals are created equally. Believe it or not, it’s really easy to set wrong or ineffective goals for ourselves.
How do we tell the difference? How do we know what goals to set for maximum results?
John C. Maxwell is one of the foremost writers on productivity and leadership in today’s modern era.
In 2014 he was named “#1 leadership expert in the world” by Inc. Magazine.
He’s also spoken and interviewed with hundreds of top performers and discovered a game-changing secret; they’ve all built solid morning routines that help them start the day right.
You need to show prospects your value if you want to earn your worth as a freelance writer.
There — I said it.
You will earn your worth as a writer and make a living from this if you can show it.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to building a successful freelance business.
Communication is how we connect in everything we do in our personal lives and in everything pertaining to running a business.
However, these soft skills are lacking among many of us. The inability for you to communicate effectively to potential clients can lead to average results.