Showing posts from August 20, 2023

How to Evade Freelancer Burnout in 2023: Unplugging in an Always-Online World

I get it. The typical advice for freelancers to avoid burnout is as stale as last week's bread. You've heard it all—set boundaries, take breaks, find work-life balance. But let's face it, that doesn't scratch the surface of what's really going on, does it? We're in 2023, a more online and interconnected world than ever before. Old strategies may not cut it. You see, this piece isn't your average run-of-the-mill advice column. Here, I'm taking you on an exploration into the hidden triggers and subtle life changes that can lead us, freelancers, straight into burnout territory. And I promise, it's unlike anything you've read before. I'm talking about digging into the nitty-gritty—daily routines, digital obsessions, even the little voice in your head whispering, " I can't take this anymore! " So go ahead, and grab a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, or whatever tickles your fancy. Get comfy. I’m about to give you a roadmap for navig

Don't Get Fooled: The Dark Side of Freelancing in Facebook Groups

No time to read? Listen to this article on Spotify . Welcome to a topic that needs some serious attention—finding freelance gigs. If you're a freelancer, you know the struggle of client hunting. It's like a never-ending game of cat and mouse, but the prize isn't just cheese; it's your livelihood. Many freelancers have turned to Facebook groups, lured by the promise of a community-driven, easy-to-navigate job board. But here's the kicker: Facebook groups are rapidly becoming a jungle of scams, fake job posts, and, let's be frank, a waste of your valuable time. Why? Well, it's not just the scammers who are to blame. Even Mark Zuckerberg and his team aren't really stepping up to the plate. They let these scams slide under the radar, leaving you to fend for yourself. And if you think group admins will be your knights in shining armor, think again. Most are simply too lazy to facilitate proper post approvals. So, let's dive in. We'll explore why Faceb

Breaking the Illusion: What No One Tells You About Becoming a Freelancer

No time to read? Listen to this article on Spotify .  I recently found myself chatting with a new acquaintance, a young man on the brink of a life-altering decision: leaving his stable job to dive into freelancing. As he enthusiastically shared his plans, dreams of flexibility and rapid success shining in his eyes, I couldn't help but recognize the myths he was buying into. The glamorous picture he painted was filled with misconceptions I knew all too well, and I felt a strong urge to set things right. In this blog post, we will unravel the attractive yet misleading world of freelancing. We'll uncover the myths of easy wealth and the illusion of freelancing as a mere escape from the daily grind. Along the way, we'll explore crucial but often overlooked aspects like self-marketing, business strategies, and negotiation that are key to success. If you're considering freelancing or want to understand what it takes to succeed, join me on this journey to set the record straig