How to Stop Proscrastinating for Real

How to Stop Proscrastinating for Real

 

Still not finished with that project, huh?

We’ve all done it. And by “done it,” I mean, “not actually do the thing you’re supposed to do.” Also known as procrastinate. Also known as putting off your real work because you’re bored or tired or just not feeling...

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Super Beginner's Writing Advice

Editor's note: Guest blogger Kerry Winfrey is an office worker by day, freelance writer by night. Kind of like Flashdance, but she doesn't have to wear a welding mask. She writes about young adult books for HelloGiggles and blogs at her website, Welcome to Ladyville.

When I decided...

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What Kind of Freelance Worker Are You?

Early birds, 9-5ers, night owls – we’ve all got our own schedules. What kind of freelance worker are you?

 

That’s the question we posed yesterday to our Facebook community, and it got a huge response. Over 70 freelancers weighed in on which work schedule works best for them. Here...

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Introducing Tip o' the Hat Tuesday!

Freelancers around the world are busy designing, creating, and building things. We love what you do so much that we're going to dedicate a day of the week to it.


Every Tuesday, we'll pick a freelancer to highlight. From illustrators to writers, tax consultants to nurses, we want...

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Accounting for What Matters

Accounting for What Matters

What if the things that really mattered…mattered on the balance sheet?

Last week in the New York Times blog, economist Nancy Folbre had a great meditation on our economic system’s flawed accounting systems. She wonders how our world would look if we included social costs and benefits in...

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A Smart Business Card

A Smart Business Card

Talk about leading with your best (design) foot.

Freelancer Sabine Ahrens created an entire flowchart to preemptively answer a common client question: “Do you need a designer?”

The short answer for many is…”probably.” Ahrens describes how she spent time brainstorming about getting new clients and how to answer their...

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How to Be a Happy Freelancer

If you’re happy and you know it…wait, what?

 

If your hands aren’t clapping right now, you’re not alone. The pursuit of happiness is an age-old struggle, one that is especially tough when you’re trying to achieve happiness at work.

 

Becoming a full-time freelancer is an...

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Infographics Abound

Infographics Abound

Quick quiz! FF Chartwell is:

A) A well-navigated steamship

B) Your best friend’s #FollowFriday suggestion.

C) The butler on Downton Abbey

Sadly for all you sea captains, Twitter-ers, and period piece groupies, the answer is actually D:  An awesome font-based tool to create your own infographics.

Visual learners and...

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Happy Coworking Day!

Happy Coworking Day!

Coworkers of the world! We toast your place of work/worship today.

Deskmag gives us a bit of the origins of coworking, which began with Brad Neuberg in San Francisco organizing a center for wellness and networking. We did some digging in the dusty photo archives and found what that...

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I Am Freelance (And So Can You!)

I Am Freelance (And So Can You!)

It’s easy to get intimidated about making the jump to freelancing, especially if you want to shift to a new area of work or you’ve worked in a salaried full-time position for many years.

At that point, the freelance life seems like a faraway land of unknown, mythological...

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