Lots of freelancers often feel imposter syndrome: the feeling that you’re going to get found out, that maybe you’re not as good as you portray yourself, or that somehow you’re inferior to others.
Beginnings are flaky; you barely know what you want, what you are doing or how long you can last. In these times, we make the most mistakes; we produce work that is below our standard of appreciation, and our emotions dictate when we work — this is not the time to be entertaining large crowds, […]
There is a deep longing to create that resides within the souls of almost all humanity. Beyond our natural instinct for survival which includes needs like water, food, warmth, and air; we also have the instinct to build and create, and this is independent of our survival instincts. Psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that people reached […]
Questions I get often include, how do I get started freelancing? and How can I make more money on the side? The truth is everyone wants to make more money on the side. Everybody wishes they could turn skills into money in a recurring way. And in this day and age, it is possible. There […]
Fast-changing demographics, digitalization, and the growing desire for work-life balance is gradually changing the global employment landscape into a gig-economy, freelance-driven model, benefiting corporations, SMEs and workers too. According to the 2018 Payoneer Freelancer Income Survey, a majority of the world’s freelancers are located in Europe (35.5%), Asia (28%), Latin America (29.2%), Africa (10.1%), and […]
When new or aspiring freelancers come to me eager-eyed and ready to work, one of the first roadblocks we hit together is their limited knowledge of the digital tools it takes to do their job effectively or use their skills in global or remote teams settings. Sadly this limitation sometimes sends these new freelancers back […]
As I sat at my desk, thinking up arguments to convince any potential freelancer to take a leap already and plunge into the freelance world, it hit me. Gone are the days when freelancing was considered an alternative career option when you couldn’t find a job. Nowadays, freelancing is trendy and lucrative. The freelance landscape […]
To get started and succeed as a freelancer today, there are certain mobile apps you must know how to use, and use often. These apps make your work faster, more efficient and clearly organised. They keep you updated on trends and news in your field, and help you communicate who you are and what you […]