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6 SUCCESSFUL HABITS THAT EVERY FREELANCER
Know the fundamental aspects that homeworking offers you and how to make the most
Effective habits to develop as a successful freelancer.
1. Difference your space
The idea of working from the comfort of the armchair while having a peaceful breakfast
is very tempting and gratifying, but with the passage of months not having a space
delimited to work and another different to relax becomes counterproductive for labor
productivity and Mental health.
That is why, without needing to invest the first profits in designing a home office, it is
important to have an environment dedicated exclusively to address labor issues that are
far away from potential distractions such as TV, noise, radio, consoles, etc.
2. Establish a work schedule
The typical working day from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm is the result of factory
hours later flexibilized, which allowed the factory owners to create, assemble and send
the pieces. Over the years, the essence of a fixed schedule of work remained and was
merely perpetuated on a point of order.
Working in homeworking mode allows to choose and shape work schedules according
to the activity being carried out, but it is a priority to delimit beforehand what time will be
used for the professional tasks, and which will be used for the rest of the personal
For example, anyone who is in charge of writing articles or literature, or who designs
logos, web pages or any activity that requires creativity and concentration, may feel
comfortable and fuller working until the wee hours of the morning, where noises are
silenced And the lights go out. On the other hand, having clients or projects abroad
where the time difference is marked is also a factor to take into account to establish the
best work routine.
3. That your social life does not plummet
Homeworking to be successful requires efficiency, time, dedication and a lot of
enthusiasm and dynamism. But once projects are added and clients become fixed, it is
very common for the teleworker to end up answering mails at all times, taking last
minute calls just before going out to do some activity, or becoming a person Isolated
and always enclosed in the same thoughts.
The office provides, among some virtues, the possibility of recreation, common places
to talk, laugh and generate group outlets outside working hours, and the enrichment of
peer cooperative work. The freelancer, on the other hand, focuses its socialization on
chats, calls by Skype or short meetings with clients that are usually concrete and
without much place to relax.
4. Invest in technology
Today the market offers multiple and varied devices that can help capitalize and
manage time in the best way to achieve high productivity and enhance the professional
From notebooks, tablets, smartphones and countless applications to an ergonomic chair
and a headset with good acoustics, technology is the main ally of anyone who wants to
become a professional free lance.
5. Delimitation of short and long term goals
Rushing toward the pursuit of dreams, the desire for independence and control of
schedules and work pace is undoubtedly the initial engine that every freelancer must
possess, but at the same time it is necessary to have a structured plan that allows to get
around Possible obstacles: such as customers who do not pay on time or directly pay
never, rent maturities, cards or taxes that do not match the schedule of payments of
6. Forge a good reputation online
The old letter of recommendation or the contacts of acquaintances who help to get an
interview or a job position serve little in the freelance world.Since many projects can
come from abroad or from other provinces within the same country, it is essential to
have a flawlessly up-to-date social profile and to show with sincerity and specificity the
services that each one can carry out.
LinkedIn, Google Plus, along with a responsive website, seo friendly and if you can
have a blog where you can share success stories of other clients, reflections or
knowledge about the area of work is the best way to highlight and achieve A name in
"When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection,
Narrating only for you the most personal version of your life story,
The story that will be more concise and meaningful will be the series of choices you
In the end, we are our choices.