Balancing Your Life
Freelancing can be the best opportunity for you to chase the work that you love doing and are good at. For a freelancer, it is never too easy to avoid the everyday activities accompanying freelancing project work. Always try and keep up-to-date with the things that are important in your daily life by setting aside regular timings for your professional and personal works.
As a freelancer you should design your working schedule in a manner that you can give appropriate time to your social life as well as to your professional career. If you fail to maintain a balance between them, it will certainly affect your personal life and professional work progress.
Step out the Luxury Zone
A communion of freelancing is to stay with the work you know completely and never show interest in the new areas related to what you’re doing. Rather than following the same old format try and be open to new opportunities as they come up and rise to the challenge.
If you’re concerned that your skills aren’t good enough, learn about the ways to improve them and go about doing so. It’s often all right to explain to a client that you’re new to a certain aspect of the work and that it might take longer for you get it right; in that case, you might even consider offering them a discounted rate to serve as your “guinea pig“. Whatever it is, don’t let the opportunities to grow pass you by.
Don’t wait for Work
It’s not the work you will find you but it’s always you who need to find the work. That’s the way of the world goes. Until you are so much in demand that you’re turning away clients, you are going to have to do the foot work yourself. Get out there and find the clients – network, attend trade fairs, attend professional events, attend business get-togethers and schmooze in the way that befits you.
Connecting with different clients can be a great way to find new projects and work. Try and contact your clients whom you believe are in you good list and you have a decent work relationship. Clients, most likely love the fact that you remember them and keep in touch. A good call or a reminder to your past client can be a great idea that gets you the extra project you need right now.