Featured Freelancer: Amour Setter

Featured Freelancer: Amour Setter

Featured Freelancers
Featured Freelancer: Amour Setter Which Role Do You Self-Identify With Best? Digital Nomad   When did you start this Freelancing Journey? Decemeber 2011.   Was there a trigger or inciting incident that made you make the leap into becoming a Freelancer? I was bored of suburban life.   Describe a "week-in-the-life" of yourself as a Freelancer. I work a lot, but since I'm location independent, I also get to travel a lot and experience different cultures around the world.   In one sentence, what do you identify as the main pain-point you are having as a Freelancer? Trying to balance work and social life.   If you have an online Portfolio, or links to products or services that features your work (i.e. designs, articles, etc.), list them here! Commercial I…
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Featured Freelancer: Evan Ames

Featured Freelancer: Evan Ames

Featured Freelancers
Featured Freelancer: Evan Ames Which Role Do You Self-Identify With Best? Freelancer   When did you start this Freelancing Journey? March 2014   Was there a trigger or inciting incident that made you make the leap into becoming a Freelancer? I currently hold an agency position but wanted a creative outlet and an additional revenue stream.   Describe a "week-in-the-life" of yourself as a Freelancer. I still hold a 40hr work week agency position as a UX consultant. However, in my off hours I work within networks like Gigster, Design Inc. and TopTal.  These help to keep me fresh and bring in additional income.   In one sentence, what do you identify as the main pain-point you are having as a Freelancer? Lead generation.   If you have an online Portfolio,…
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Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health?

Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health?

Uncategorized
Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health? One of the reasons why we started this site is to motivate Freelancers and also to talk about the unique challenges of mental health for Freelancers and Solopreneurs. I think I shared this with many of you Freelancers out there who say that Freelnacing can be a double-edged sword. [bctt tweet="Freelancing can be a double-edged sword."] Whether you are thinking of quitting your job, growing your Freelancing business, maintaining it or thinking of diversifying your services, what drew you to Freelancing might also be the reason why it presents many mental health challenges. Here are the reasons why you are becoming or became a Freelancer: Flexibility For Fun Lack of Other jobs To Gain Job Experience Mental Health Issues…
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The #1 Bad Habit to Remove While Being a Freelancer

The #1 Bad Habit to Remove While Being a Freelancer

Freelancer How-To, Productivity Hacks
The truth is -- the life of a Freelancer and/or Solopreneur isn't a breeze. With the benefits of being able to work anywhere and at anytime, it can sometimes get out of hand if you don't have discipline. Freedom Isn't Freedom If You're Imprisoned by Sloth It's easy to let things slide -- after all the days and nights are so free now as a Freelancer.  You are no longer bound to the cubicle or needing to commute during rush hour.  Heck ... you don't even need to change out of your PJs in order to get s$%# done.  But the number one thing that many freelancers do struggle with is keeping a schedule, and being consistent in order to be productive. I know what it's like to be a…
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Just How Big Is the Gig Economy?

Just How Big Is the Gig Economy?

Newsworthy
Just How Big Is the Gig Economy? In the latest report and study published by the Pew Research Center there is about a quarter of all Americans that earn money on a digital platform. Though there is conflicting news about how big and how resilient the gig economy is and there are some that even have trouble identify what exactly the gig economy, this new research from Pew is pointing to how the future of work may be changing and certainly the future of how American families earn income. Let's be clear, the findings was that 24% of Americans said they either earned some or all of their income from a digital means and these are wide ranging.  Some include: Doing Online Surveys (for compensation) Ride-hailing services (like Uber or…
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Featured Freelancer: Christine Harmel

Featured Freelancer: Christine Harmel

Featured Freelancers
Featured Freelancer: Christine Harmel Which Role Do You Self-Identify With Best? Digital Nomad   When did you start this Freelancing Journey? January 2010   Was there a trigger or inciting incident that made you make the leap into becoming a Freelancer? Just value time, outdoors and life experience more than sitting in an office.   Describe a "week-in-the-life" of yourself as a Freelancer. Fly to Barcelona, meet new people, work on my client's project, fly to Mallorca, start a new tech association ("Island Hack"), meet more tech entrepreneurs, give PR advice, write a press kit, have a few Skype calls with colleagues to check in on if I can help them with anything, offer some connections, meet more cool people, fly back to Austin TX to change my wardrobe. In…
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Featured Freelancer: Barbara Riedel

Featured Freelancer: Barbara Riedel

Featured Freelancers
Featured Freelancer: Barbara Riedel Which Role Do You Self-Identify With Best? Digital Nomad   When did you start your Freelancing Journey? May 2008   Was there a trigger or inciting incident that made you make the leap into becoming a Freelancer? I realized that I can work in the field of my studies (language services).   Describe a "week-in-the-life" of yourself as a Freelancer. Every day is different in my life. I do many things: blogging, translating, copywriting, proofreading, creating my own products as a Solopreneur. So normally in the mornings I try to do my daily tasks: social media activity for my blog, answering emails and comments on my blog or in my social networks. I try to do some work for my blog in the afternoons such as taking…
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Here’s How You Can Maximize Your Day as a Freelancer

Here’s How You Can Maximize Your Day as a Freelancer

Freelancer How-To
Almost nobody talks about how freelancers struggle with and what we can do to support them to get more business and live more freely.  As a Freelancer myself, I find myself struggling with a few key things in maximizing my day as a Freelancer. "As a Freelancer, I Struggle with Overpromising and Underdelivering." As a lifestyle entrepreneur, having joined an accelerator of fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and worked with other freelancers on a team, the one thing I most identify with and hear about as a struggle is staying focused and being consistent. Like most Freelancers out there, you are constrained by time.  You might have a day job and you work on your side job, freelancing gigs in the evenings and weekends.  We over-promise what we can do, and we under-deliver.…
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Featured Freelancer: Eugene Ting

Featured Freelancer: Eugene Ting

Featured Freelancers
Featured Freelancer: Eugene Ting Which Role Do You Self-Identify With Best? Solopreneur   When did you start this Freelancing Journey? April 2014   Was there a trigger or inciting incident that made you make the leap into becoming a Freelancer? At the time I was in a full-time job and a unionized job at that. We were finishing up on a really big project and I could sense that our company wasn't getting the amount of work that was needed to keep the team at status quo. I knew people had to be let go and as one of the people with the least seniority on the team, I was the one to be let go first. So as that was coming to pass, I started thinking of diversifying my…
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Hello Freelancers!

Hello Freelancers!

Newsworthy
Welcome to The Freelancer Community! The Freelancer Community Magazine is a magazine for Freelancers, Solopreneurs, Self-Employed and Independent Contractors or whatever else you call yourselves. We are the silence majority, working our site hustle, working on our laptops for the things on there, hanging out at coworking spaces and sipping free coffee in our slow roaster. We are free-lancers.  We rule the world by controlling our own world first.  We believe in improving our own condition and contributing back to our lives, our families, communities we serve and countries we travel through. We call the world our home, being digital nomads.  The world is truly our oyster and we live for novel experiences that enrich our lives.  We, in-turn, tell our friends, share our world with them in our sharing…
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