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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Susannah Chen

How do you get your day "started"? I'm a former editor who just took the plunge into freelancing as a full-time career. The biggest struggles ...

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  • cassius wright

    @Melissa Danielle Speaking of autoresponders and the like, do you find that the ability to ...

  • Jenn Chen

    I've found that the best mental start for me is to follow a get-ready routine, ...

Jill Dretzka

The best tip I can offer you is if you can afford it, try joining a co-working space. Mine has allowed me to have a ...

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  • cassius wright

    i must admit surprise at the co-working space. I tend to shun anything that costs ...

cassius wright

"Fuel in the tank....." one of the common issues with freelancing is the hectic pace it can cause, simply trying to work, but also find ...

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  • Emily Leach

    I eat every 2-3 hours in general, keeping at least a healthy granola bar or ...

  • cassius wright

    I do that as well! we call it "grazing" at our house :) im a ...

cassius wright

"You gotta let go sometimes...." .....and go to the Caribbean! As important as it is to be flexible as a freelancer, there's one thing we ...

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  • Mark Norton

    Heh, planning a cruise in the Caribbean this winter.

  • cassius wright

    let me know where you're headed; chances are i can put you in touch with ...

cassius wright

Travel is essential for many freelancers! Do you travel for work? Do you travel for play? Do you have any tips to share about being ...

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  • cassius wright

    Another fantastic resource is the flight search engine by Google! It lets you search by ...

  • Antonia Blair

    Wow, this is great!

cassius wright

"Dear God Man! What time is it?" As I sit in the parking lot outsideof a gig at 4am, it seems on me that freelancers ...

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  • Mark Norton

    For me, one of the big reasons for leaving a corporate life for freelancing was ...

  • cassius wright

    Sounds like you have it figured out @Mark Norton- that ebb and flow of ongoing ...

cassius wright

"A Foot in the Door to many Different Hats" I recently began working for a luxury event company in Chicago. I discovered they also had ...

cassius wright

"How do you find work?" This is the number one question I get about freelancing. Although the answer to the question has many layers and ...

cassius wright

What Makes You Your Best? New ideas and things of beauty, complexity, cleverness, or innovation are my inspiration when I work. For me, I slip ...

cassius wright

"Are we all alone out here in this great, big, world?" One of the things that helps to solidify yourself within the freelance community is ...

cassius wright

"Carpe Monday and stuff....." How do you capitalize on the start of your new work week? For some of us, It's Monday, for others, a ...

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  • Emily Leach

    Me too Mark! I've only done the weekend thing for the last couple years and ...

  • cassius wright

    2 in a row is terrific! do you guys find that your work suffers after ...

cassius wright

"How can I more effectively use Social Media?" There are many, many ways to successfully use Social Media to benefit your freelance career, however, not ...

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  • cassius wright

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cassius wright

where are you most productive? As we've been hearing, for some of us it could be a co-working space, for me, a coffee shop, and ...

2 more comments
  • Antonia Blair

    I personally love writing in coffee shops or coworking spaces -- coffee shops can be ...

  • Peter Hilton

    I know that it's a common issue for some people, but I honestly get pretty ...

cassius wright

"I just needed the check dude!" Sometimes you need to pay for things and accept a job or job(s) that really aren't your....cup of tea. ...

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  • Emily Leach

    make sure you create boundaries for these "not your cup of tea" projects so they ...

  • cassius wright

    @Emily Leach, you are spot on with this comment! Anything they want to have you ...

cassius wright

"How do you network?" Networking is the lifeblood of the freelancers' existence, and without it, the chances of success grow increasingly slim. How do you ...

Susannah Chen

How do you get your day "started"? I'm a former editor who just took the plunge into freelancing as a full-time career. The biggest struggles ...

11 more comments
  • cassius wright

    @Melissa Danielle Speaking of autoresponders and the like, do you find that the ability to ...

  • Jenn Chen

    I've found that the best mental start for me is to follow a get-ready routine, ...

Jill Dretzka

The best tip I can offer you is if you can afford it, try joining a co-working space. Mine has allowed me to have a ...

Comments
  • cassius wright

    i must admit surprise at the co-working space. I tend to shun anything that costs ...

cassius wright

Travel is essential for many freelancers! Do you travel for work? Do you travel for play? Do you have any tips to share about being ...

3 more comments
  • cassius wright

    Another fantastic resource is the flight search engine by Google! It lets you search by ...

  • Antonia Blair

    Wow, this is great!

cassius wright

"Dear God Man! What time is it?" As I sit in the parking lot outsideof a gig at 4am, it seems on me that freelancers ...

3 more comments
  • Mark Norton

    For me, one of the big reasons for leaving a corporate life for freelancing was ...

  • cassius wright

    Sounds like you have it figured out @Mark Norton- that ebb and flow of ongoing ...

cassius wright

What Makes You Your Best? New ideas and things of beauty, complexity, cleverness, or innovation are my inspiration when I work. For me, I slip ...

cassius wright

"Are we all alone out here in this great, big, world?" One of the things that helps to solidify yourself within the freelance community is ...

cassius wright

where are you most productive? As we've been hearing, for some of us it could be a co-working space, for me, a coffee shop, and ...

2 more comments
  • Antonia Blair

    I personally love writing in coffee shops or coworking spaces -- coffee shops can be ...

  • Peter Hilton

    I know that it's a common issue for some people, but I honestly get pretty ...