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    Top Freelance Skills in Demand in 2024

    I recently got an email from one of you guys asking about the freelance-scape in 2024. While it’s been almost five years since my last freelancing gig, my Fiverr is still very much active, with 2-3 requests coming in every month. Usually, I’ll turn these requests down since I have a full-time job now, but it got me thinking.  How does freelancing even work in 2024? If I were to start fresh, with no contacts today, how would I go about it and make $1,000 (or more, or less) a month? It’s an interesting proposition, and so I’ve spent the past couple of weeks researching it. So, with this in…

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    Freelancing 101: How to Get Freelance Jobs

    Real talk: I think it’s really weird that in 2022, with the financial crisis looming over our heads, people still don’t seriously consider freelancing. Freelance jobs provide the easiest source of income today.  Yet, for some reason, everyone’s under the impression that finding freelance gigs is really hard. That’s not true. Of course, maintaining an income entirely on freelance jobs can be hard and requires careful planning. But to say that finding freelance jobs is difficult; well, that’s simply not true. Browse through any freelancing site, Facebook group and even job listing sites like LinkedIn, and you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of freelance gigs across various industries. The issue…

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    Managing Your Schedule: Tips for Freelancers Everywhere

    One of the biggest benefits of freelancing is the fact that you get to set your own schedule. You can choose to work the standard 9 to 5 or work only when you have a project. Managing your schedule should be your number one priority. If you don’t do that, you’ll notice several problems arise, including double booking, and this may not only affect your productivity but also create issues with project delivery dates. Therefore, it’s super important that you develop a schedule to ensure that your productivity is on point. I’ve already talked about the importance of a morning routine for freelancers.  So, in this blog post, I’ll give…

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    Advice for Freelancers: On the Importance of a Morning Routine

    Recently, someone asked me what advice I would give to freelancers who were just starting out. My answer is simple: you need a morning routine. Yes, that’s it. It might sound completely irrelevant. Morning routine? Why focus on that when there are so many websites, courses, and workshops that can help you become a better freelancer? Sure, those workshops, courses and whatnot are all designed to make you succeed as a freelancer. What they won’t be able to do is help you take the first step to actually do it. If you don’t take the first step yourself, if you don’t have the determination to do it, you won’t ever…

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    Freelancing 101: Things to Consider Before You Begin

    Freelancing seems to be the new buzzword in town. Especially since the pandemic changed the way we work. But freelancing isn’t all that new. Now, it sure sounds like a new concept. After all, I’m pretty sure growing up, most of us never heard of “freelancing”. It’s just not something that came up. It was very rare. Of course, sometimes we’d see the title “Freelance Journalist” on BBC or CNN, but that was rare too. Growing up, the only time I came across it was when I read this book in fourth grade, and the writer was described as a freelance muralist. I still don’t really understand what that is.…