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5 Types of Clients You’ll Meet As A Freelancer

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In your freelance career, you’ll meet all kinds of clients.

There are clients who are kind and generous. As well as clients who are angry and irritating, and those who disappear when it’s time for payment.

In this post, I wanted to highlight a few different types of clients you’ll meet in your freelance career.

If you’re new to freelancing, it will take some time before you meet all these types of clients. But it’s better to have some idea of them in advance.

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How (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, or a Like on your latest Instagram post to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

Thankfully,  I’m no longer procrastinating. And I’m slowly becoming more productive. Thanks to the 52/17 method.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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5 Best Freelance Careers For High School & College Dropouts

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Don’t listen to anyone who mocks you or laughs at you for not finishing high school or college.

Despite what your parents and friends are saying, you can find jobs without a degree. You don’t need those fancy 4-year college degrees to land a profitable job and make a comfortable living.

During a podcast, Neil Degrasse Tyson once said that you should not listen to your parents’ advice on which career path you should take. Because the times are now different and the careers that they deemed successful are now long gone or replaced by robots.

Your parents have no idea about what kind of careers are trending right now or which of them might make you successful in the future. So it’s up to you to choose your career path and your high school diploma or certificate plays no role in most of the best careers available today.

There are plenty of ways you can find a career without a degree. In fact, I’ll show you how I’ve managed to create my own career without any school qualifications.

In this post, I will also tell you about 5 of the best careers for college dropouts and high school dropouts that you can pursue online and in the comfort of your home.

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How I Went From Making $500 To $5,000 A Month Doing Freelance Work

Earning money online looks easy. But, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and skill to make a profitable income working from home.

I learned this the hard way. When I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer, I had no idea how hard it was to get a client and how competitive it is to land a job on freelance platforms like UpWork.

I struggled for almost four years earning barely enough money to pay the bills. Then, things started to turn around when I managed to land the first high-paying gig that paid $500.

Today, I’m earning 10 times that amount as a full-time freelance writer. And more importantly, I love and enjoy my work.

How did I get here? Well, I had to learn a lot of great lessons by making a lot of mistakes. I’ve explained them all with the secrets to my success in my book Freelance Like A Pro.

If you want a brief version of the story, here’s what’s happened.

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10 Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Self-Employed

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Freelancing or being self-employed is not as glamorous as most people make it out to be. It comes with both advantages and disadvantages.

If you’re thinking about getting started in freelancing or going back to a day job after struggling with freelancing, this list of pros and cons of being self-employed will help you make a decision.

If you’ve seen selfies of digital nomads traveling around the world living a laptop lifestyle. Or Facebook posts saying freelancing is a lonely road. Let me reassure you, it’s all true.

Freelancing comes with many benefits and also downsides. However, I see it as a healthy balance of both. It’s certainly much better than the downsides of working at a 9-to-5 job. Here’s why.

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Is Freelancing On Upwork Worth It? (My Experience)

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Upwork is getting tougher and meaner for new freelancers for some reason.

And it really makes you wonder if it’s really worth investing your time in finding jobs on Upwork.

If you’re wondering the same thing and tired of getting rejected on Upwork or any other freelance marketplace, this post may help you make a decision for the better.

In this post, I wanted to share a personal story of mine related to Upwork and how it helped me to earn $5K a month. But it’s not how you think it is.

Whether you’re a member of UpWork, Freelancer.com, Guru, or any other marketplace, you’ll find some helpful tips below. So keep reading.

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