Adventures In Freelancing Comic #4 “Professional Homebody”

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Working from home is every bit as awesome as it seems. No strife of a daily commute, no expense of unavoidable meals out, fuel, or rented office space. And perhaps best of all, all the comforts of your own, personalized office, maybe even shared with your significant other. I know for myself, spending about 80% of my working time in my home office this past year has been a dream come true.

Especially with winter coming on, though, there’s the inherent danger to have too much of a good thing, so here’s some simple productivity tips to keep in mind for the shut-ins, the introverts, and self-employed slipper wearers. [Read more…]

Adventures In Freelancing Comic #2 “The Tools Don’t Make The Artist”

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One of the most common questions asked of any artist, craftsman, or designer is curiously one of the most useless.

“What tablet do you use?”
“What kind of ___ is that?”
“What’s your favorite brand of pencil?”

Of course, this question can be asked innocently enough. It could even be coming from a desire for a recommendation they can trust.

A more misguided intention is the source of most of these inquiries, though: By obtaining ___, my ability will match theirs.

This mindset can be a serious pitfall, for a few reasons… [Read more…]

Habits to Improve Your Productivity & Get More Work Done

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When you first imagined your freelance career, you most likely envisioned a productive day of work done from the comfort of your home office.

In reality… You awake with intentions to accomplish a list of tasks, but at the end of the day, very little is actually accomplished.

Sound familiar?

Nearly everyone wishes they could get more done in a day. Whether you need to optimize the way you work, or you need the motivation to get the work done, there are simple habits you can adopt to make this happen.

Building good work habits and taking control of your productivity can make or break the success of your freelance career, so I’d like to share some of my personal favorite habits and tricks to getting more work done. [Read more…]

The Best Freelance Advice You Need But Don’t Want To Hear

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The idea of the freelance lifestyle is pretty great. You get complete freedom to work from home on the projects you enjoy, and you get to set your own hours with no boss there to bark over your shoulder. Well, sorry to break it to you, but the reality of freelancing is quite different. For some people, they simply like this idea of freelancing, and that’s ultimately why they end up failing.

I often witness those struggling with their freelancing make excuses like, “If I were freelancing full-time…” or “If only I could find clients.”

Ever find yourself saying the same thing? Making excuses as to why things aren’t going as expected? [Read more…]

5 Tips To Becoming a Location Independent Freelancer

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If you’re a freelancer chances are the idea of being able to work from anywhere is what attracted you to the freelance lifestyle. Most freelancers know the hassle of staying productive when they’re the only ones setting the schedule. But what about those that are location independent and move from city to city? Is it really possible to travel the world and work at the same time? It is if you have some serious self-determination and time management.

I myself currently live in Berlin but travel every so often and make regular visits to the US and UK. With that experience, I’d like to share with you five helpful tips to becoming a location independent freelancer. [Read more…]