Yes, burnouts are horrible. But, if you are freelancing for a long time, then you must know that burnouts are unavoidable.
Many think that the life of a freelancer is so attractive. You can have your own schedule, you can decide who you work with and you can work from any place you want. It does sound appealing when we paint a picture like that. But behind it all, there is no escape from burnouts for freelancers. It’s just a matter of how long it takes to come out of it.
I’m not going to list out the usual ways of managing burnouts. I’m not going to ask you to listen to music, pick up a hobby or focus on one thing at a time. Because if you are here, then you would have tried all these already. We will see some practical and unconventional ideas to quickly get away from the burnout phase. As you read through this piece, you may even identify the root cause of your burnout and resolve it in no time! …
The other day, I was conversing with a writer friend on LinkedIn and he said, “Things are going to get even more difficult for writers from now on.” And I couldn’t disagree more!
Don’t take me wrong. I too have seen several posts by copywriters from all around the world talking about getting laid-off by employers and losing clients every week.
I get that things are worse right now for writers. I really do. But the frustrating part is that the opportunities are still abundant. If only we know where to look!
When online promotions are the only way and when every company on the face of the earth is online, businesses are in dire need of a copywriter to help them get noticed. …
“Will companies hire more freelancers post-COVID-19? (Given that work from home is becoming the norm)”
This was the question of the poll I conducted a few days back.
81% of them chose, “Yes, it’s possible,” and 8% answered that it’s possible only for a long-term commitment. Among those who voted yes, more a quarter of them are business owners, recruiters, or in-house employees.
Let’s be honest. Not all companies are going to start hiring more freelancers. …
Don’t we all have the thirst to earn more?
As a freelancer, we are often on the lookout for more clients to increase our income. But landing new clients can be a tedious process which would require spending a lot of time and energy on it.
Instead of sweating it out with unknown people trying to prove your talent, you can increase your income by turning to those who already know your potential — your existing clients.
Your longterm clients already know the way you work and it is an added advantage that you know the ins and outs of their business. These clients have become comfortable working with you and are familiar with the way you work. …
Being a freelancer may seem all fun and easy on the outside, but when it actually comes to the extra nuances associated with the job of a freelancer, it may seem tiring. Of course, freelancing is fun and enjoyable for most part of the time, but it isn’t easy as many think and one of the difficult aspects of freelancing is getting new clients, more like getting worthy clients. So what if I say that there is one way to get clients without describing yourself as someone ‘looking for opportunities’?
If you are still wondering what I mean by subtle marketing, I can describe it one sentence — marketing without making it look like you’re selling something but making a sale at the end of the day! …