This is a Guest Post By Yonga Jizana If you are new to this freelancing lifestyle, maybe you have not quite clenched the knack of getting the best out of your free time. One thing you know for sure though is that you are delighted about not sitting in a small cubicle office churning out[…]
This is a guest post by Claire Lourens Let’s face it. We are killing ourselves. Gone are the days of concern over Shark fin soup and Global Warming. We have now escalated ourselves to a whole new level entirely! As if we didn’t have enough on our plates, the high rate of unemployment in our[…]
The recent rise of video marketing on Social Media platforms have left me feeling quite anxious. I totally understand the appeal and tremendous influence that video marketing has as a part of your social strategy. Your following wants to get a glimpse into the lives of the ‘real’ people behind the brand.
Starting off your career as a freelance writer can be challenging if you do not know the tricks of the trade. It takes time and efforts before you build a reputation as a freelancer and clients turn their heads to your service. The challenge is to retain clients with an effective customer relationship policy. For[…]
Guest Post by Anshuman Kukreti “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison It’s all about the freedom you enjoy Since your childhood you’ve been advised to study sincerely, get good grades, secure a job and work hard like your boss to live life comfortably. But,[…]
I have to be honest. I was probably your typical University student. Studying a BA Degree already put me in the party category of University living. What I learnt from myself during school was that, as a procrastinator, I was capable of cramming loads of information in a short period of time.
At this point in time studying wasn’t a necessity and what came first was either partying or spending time with my boyfriend. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all regretful of how I spent my early twenties, because I do feel that you need to get all those needs and wants out of your system before entering the real word.
Here and now, everything we do is online … our socialising is done on the Internet, as is our grocery and insurance shopping and even banking. It’s convenient because it allows us to get everything done from the comfort of our own homes. We all love the idea of shopping without queues, catching up with friends without travelling to see them, and banking without waiting in line. There are however, some precautions to keep in mind when browsing the web.
Be Careful with Emails
If you get an email from someone you don’t know, rather delete it and be safe. Don’t open any links you’re not 100% sure about, as they could contain a virus. Double check any personal details you give out via email, in case your email reaches the wrong person.
Passwords Are a Must
Most of our online activities require passwords. The best way to protect your online accounts is to never use the same password twice; if your passwords are all the same, a cyber criminal can access any of your accounts with ease. Make your passwords long and hard to crack: use symbols, numbers and a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters. […]
How just being part of the masses in China led to a post about Webinars…
I am back in business after a spectacular holiday in China and even though I would have hoped to be a bit more rested, it’s time to push my limits and surprise myself. The Chinese have had a immense impact on me with regard to their work ethic and self sacrifice. We could all to with less complaining and more ‘doing’; after all we are the only ones capable of changing our lives. For some reason the first topic that came to mind when I arrived home, is something I have not yet explored, so there is no better time than NOW, to check it out.
I’ve always promised myself that this blog would be sincere and honest and that I would be open about the things I don’t know. […]
As any freelancer would tell you, establishing a routine is important. For me, however this is a much more daunting task than I initially expected.
Some days I wake with a world of ideas and other days drag by as I search of my oasis.
Freelancing is a career that people have mixed feelings about. On the positive side, your working hours are flexible, you are your own boss, and you can choose your clients. On the other hand, finding work can be a struggle, financials are often tight and when you’re unable to work, there’s no sick leave allowance.
Overall, many people choose to start freelancing whilst holding down a full time job. This has challenges of its own. You have less time to yourself in the evenings, you need to find clients who will accommodate your late hours, and your boss might not approve, making things difficult.
However, starting as a freelancer when you’re working full time can prove to be a great way to build up a client base, improve your skills and ease your way into running your own business full time.
As a full time worker and after-hours freelancer, I’ve had to learn to juggle my time to get everything done properly and timeously. My first experiment was as a life coach, coaching over the phone in the evenings and meeting clients face-to-face on weekends. My biggest challenge was giving up my free time to follow my passion for personal development. The most rewarding outcome was the gratitude I received from the people I helped move forward in their lives. […]