The world has changed a lot over the last year, not least in the worlds of business and work. Some people have been forced to change how they work, with remote working becoming the norm for people across America and beyond. [Read more…]
Technology has opened up numerous job opportunities. Now that there are more flexible ways to make a living, many people choose to freelance as a long-term career path. But with such a huge pool of talent vying for the same job, how can a freelancer like you gain the upper hand? [Read more…]
Working as a freelance writer usually gives you more freedom than being an employee, but your level of personal responsibility greatly increases. For instance, when you’re an employee, your company will typically consult with the IT department to implement a cybersecurity plan and you would follow company policies and directives. [Read more…]
When you are employed on a contract basis and go to the workplace each day, there is no obvious confusion about informing your boss. You wait until the second trimester, to be sure, and then you negotiate your maternity leave. The only complexity comes with timing before and after birth, and how much leave you can afford to take. [Read more…]
At times, the freelancing lifestyle can feel a bit like the Wild West. You have to use unconventional methods to remain employed, you don’t generate income unless you put in the work, and even then, you won’t get paid unless you take the unpaid time to bill your clients. [Read more…]
If you’re a writer, you’ll know that it’s an awesome job. You’re getting to do something you love — something most people aren’t able to do — and you’re getting paid for it.
Unfortunately, the pay as a writer isn’t always as high as we’d like it to be. Whether you’re a freelancer, part-time or novelist, it’s always a good idea to diversify your income and get cash flowing in more freely. The best way to do this? E-commerce. [Read more…]
Freelancing and stability seem like polar opposites. Most freelancers expect very loose hours, extended periods of downtime, and have plans in case payment doesn’t happen exactly on schedule – all traits of a more informal workforce and marketplace.
An article in the Wall Street Journal spells out all of the undesirable particulars: “Also know, that your future income will be hugely variable. Monthly retainers and long-term commitments are increasingly vestiges of a bygone era.” Given the variable and casual nature of freelance work, how can you turn it into a sustainable, stable business? [Read more…]