If you work from a home office, that often means that you’re working alone. While energy slumps can hit anyone during the work day, when you’re self employed it can be harder to get past those slumps. Why? You don’t have a boss looking over… Read More
We’ve all seen them, and I’m sure many of us have been secretly been tempted to try them at one point in time. You know, those ads for work from home freelance jobs that promise you can make $1000-2000 a week, or much more, working part-time.… Read More
Working from a home office isn’t all fun and games. There’s more to it than having extra flexibility with your time (like being able to sleep in) and not having to dress up for work. Working from home poses a series of problems, or home… Read More
If you work independently offering any kind of service, from freelance writing to financial consulting, you have to set your rates. How do you go about that? Here are a few things you should keep in mind when setting freelance rates or fees to avoid common mistakes.
It’s not uncommon for individuals interested in freelancing to think about potential rate and fee structures in terms of their familiar forty-hour work week. But a freelancer’s hours are actually broken down in two different ways: total working hours (similar to an employee’s work schedule) and billable hours.… Read More
Home business owners face distractions not necessarily present in other work environments, from kids and pets to housework and even their kitchen. If you find yourself struggling or not working as productively as you need to because of these kinds of distractions, developing a regular… Read More
If you’re a freelance writer, it’s highly likely that you will have been faced with the difficult decision at some point in your career of wondering how to increase your freelance rates. One of the most difficult aspects of being a freelance writer is that… Read More
It’s important when running a business to make yourself available to clients and customers. Having things like basic contact information on your company website for all to see is a basic good business practice, and not having it makes you look unprofessional and less trustworthy… Read More