Category Archives: The Lifestyle

Silver Linings in Hurricane Sandy

First of all, if you’ve been affected by Hurricane Sandy this week, good luck and we’re wishing you a speedy recovery and return to normal. Here are a few thoughts and tips on coping: Reach out. The freelance life can … Continue reading

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You’re a Job Creator, Too

Sometimes, running a one-person business can be a bit isolating. While we hear a lot of buzz about fast-growth companies creating jobs,  one-person operations tend to get short shrift. The media tends to overlook the fact that most businesses are … Continue reading

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When You Shouldn’t Be A Freelancer

Elaine and I spend a lot of time writing on 200kfreelancer about the benefits of a flexible work schedule. Yesterday, she blogged about what her ideal work day looks like — and though it is flexible, it’s clearly not short. … Continue reading

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Liberate 10 Hours a Week and Other Tips for Finding Time to Freelance

Many of us freelance in order to juggle other responsibilities. But sometimes, those other things we need to do can get in the way of work. In freelancing for five years while raising four small children, I’ve experimented with my … Continue reading

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Becoming A Freelancer Led To Life 101

by Ted Jablonski “Life is a shuttle” — William Shakespeare Few of us adhere to an unyielding blueprint for achieving personal happiness and professional success in our lives. In fact, most of our journeys are not straight paths — and I think … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Freedom of Freelancing

One of the great things about being a freelancer is Mondays. Yeah, you’ve got projects due and clients who want you to check in with progress reports. You’ve got phone calls to schedule and deadlines stacking up. You’re already behind … Continue reading

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Keyboard Poison Day And Other Tips For Managing The Remote Life

It took me years of working from home to learn how important it was to take breaks in the middle of the day. In an office setting, there are lots of opportunities for people to relax their minds and move a … Continue reading

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Survey: Freelancers Thrive in 2012; Optimistic about 2013

Traditional job seekers may be taking a beating in the current employment market, but for freelancers, the picture is a lot rosier. At least that’s what an annual poll released today by the Elance suggests. Results are based on a … Continue reading

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Ready To Quit Your Job? Read This First

Lots of people are unhappy at work these days. If you’re among them, you may be wondering if it’s time to ditch it all and finally start that home-based catering business or consultancy that’s been in the back for your mind … Continue reading

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Study Shows Self-Employment Is Growing

You know you’re part of an important trend when experts start coming out with annual surveys on it. MBO Partners just released its second annual report on independent professionals, the State of Independent Workers in America, and the findings show … Continue reading

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