Freelance Lifestyle: Best Practices

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Founded Sep 2014

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About this hive

How to make the most of your freelancing lifestyle, featuring tips, tricks, ideas, hints, and topics surrounding freelancer's and their very different lives.

including but not limited too:

how to get work,
how to network,
schedules,
prioritization,
taking care of your health,
staying productive but sane,
time for yourself

 

 

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Scott  S. Young

Not to sound negative, but I have not found this site useful. Were all just asking questions.... and I see not replies to them. Good ...

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  • Eric Wise

    I think there can be a lot of interesting interaction on Twitter, especially if you ...

  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    I think checking the "Email me replies" under the text box to each response would ...

Mark "M.A." Smith

Good morning! I am a Professional Resume Writer and Career Marketing Specialist. As a freelancer and supporter of all things freelance, I wanted to extend ...

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  • Scott S. Young

    No thank you

Patrick Hayes

As a beginning freelancer, I am looking for advice on where/when I can set my workspace, without constant family interruptions. As part an alternative, I ...

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  • Eric Wise

    You should work out of a co-working space. I try to do it at least ...

  • Scott S. Young

    Clean out your closet. Small space in kitchen that is what I have and its ...

cassius wright

Hobbies and other passions often can connect you with potential new business, so it's important to make time for more than just work. What do ...

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  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    Most of my leisure time ties into what I like to freelance which is writing ...

  • Tatyanna Wilkinson

    I run a hyper local blog in my neighborhood. It has often led to small ...

Katelan Cunningham

Since I started freelancing full time, I've found that to be a freelancer, you really do have to master #lifehacks. I think there's a lot ...

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  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    What are life-hacks? (That's a new term to me).

Tatyanna Wilkinson

Health related question. I have been working from home for 4 yrs. Recently I have been very busy and leave my house only once or ...

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  • Scott S. Young

    Not here. I workout, start my day with a jog around the city. Hang out ...

  • Elizabeth Bennefeld

    It may not be applicable to you, but I have found that the air pollution ...

WHITNEY BURDICK

I am a freelance photographer searching for tips to dell my photography. As well as any information about all types of photography. Pointer's, links, any ...

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  • Eric Wise

    I would check out Pond5 for selling pcs, if you haven't already. They have the ...

  • Scott S. Young

    http://www.squarespace.com/

Sonnenschein Eric

It's Oscar time. I recently published a mega-review of eleven leading films of 2014 in Linked In Pulse. If you are a film enthusiast with ...

Scott  S. Young

Freedom

Barbara Osborn

Glorious!

Comments
  • cassius wright

    nice shot!

Adam Partridge

Has anyone created a separate (computer) user account for their freelance business, to keep personal and business things separated? I'm curious about it because I ...

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  • Shilo Lucyk

    I did. For sure. You?

  • Adam Partridge

    Not yet. Been thinking about it. I love the idea. Do you work on Mac ...

Diane Painter Velletri

Does anyone have any suggestions for a Virtual Assistant? I believe that would be a good solution for a new product with no real office ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    Elance.com. Awesome!

Janis Knight

Has anyone had any experience with American Writers& Artists, Inc? Are they on the up-and-up, are they any use to your career? Have you taken ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    nope.

Sharon Bruce

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Nicole Hanusek

I've been freelancing for 5 years. My inbox is always so full. Do you go through the email in the order they were received? Or ...

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  • Manish Champsee

    I filter all email lists, marketing spam, LinkedIn requests, etc. (basically anything not sent by ...

  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    I glance over to see what's most important and look at those first.

cassius wright

Are you trying new strategies to generate additional business in 2015? What methods do you find most effective and what are you itching to try?

Comments
  • cassius wright

    I'm going for more direct approaches like hand-written correspondence to show the client I'm truly ...

cassius wright

Can you still freelance when you take on a full time roll, even temporarily? I do. It requires having complete discipline and the ability to ...

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  • Eric Wise

    I did that many years ago and it was too hard. Had to stop. Now ...

cassius wright

Describe your freelance career in one word.

15 more comments
  • Ann Arbaugh

    Expanding.

  • Scott S. Young

    Freedom.

cassius wright

Have you noticed as you go on in your freelance career that it goes through phases? What phase are you in now? is it a ...

Geoff Bloom

Hey Guys, I have a client who's been stringing me along since May of this year for one packaging design project. I'll send him concept ...

4 more comments
  • J B

    Send an invoice for work to date and leave the door open for a reboot.

  • Anwar Baksh

    Cut him off - cut your losses - deal with people who respect you and ...

Scott  S. Young

Not to sound negative, but I have not found this site useful. Were all just asking questions.... and I see not replies to them. Good ...

2 more comments
  • Eric Wise

    I think there can be a lot of interesting interaction on Twitter, especially if you ...

  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    I think checking the "Email me replies" under the text box to each response would ...

Mark "M.A." Smith

Good morning! I am a Professional Resume Writer and Career Marketing Specialist. As a freelancer and supporter of all things freelance, I wanted to extend ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    No thank you

Katelan Cunningham

Since I started freelancing full time, I've found that to be a freelancer, you really do have to master #lifehacks. I think there's a lot ...

Comments
  • Steven Rose, Jr.

    What are life-hacks? (That's a new term to me).

Tatyanna Wilkinson

Health related question. I have been working from home for 4 yrs. Recently I have been very busy and leave my house only once or ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    Not here. I workout, start my day with a jog around the city. Hang out ...

  • Elizabeth Bennefeld

    It may not be applicable to you, but I have found that the air pollution ...

Adam Partridge

Has anyone created a separate (computer) user account for their freelance business, to keep personal and business things separated? I'm curious about it because I ...

Comments
  • Shilo Lucyk

    I did. For sure. You?

  • Adam Partridge

    Not yet. Been thinking about it. I love the idea. Do you work on Mac ...

Diane Painter Velletri

Does anyone have any suggestions for a Virtual Assistant? I believe that would be a good solution for a new product with no real office ...

Comments
  • Scott S. Young

    Elance.com. Awesome!

cassius wright

Can you still freelance when you take on a full time roll, even temporarily? I do. It requires having complete discipline and the ability to ...

Comments
  • Eric Wise

    I did that many years ago and it was too hard. Had to stop. Now ...