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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, a Like on your latest Instagram photo 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.

For example, I’ve been writing a book for over a year now and it’s still not halfway done. That’s how much I love procrastinating. I’d rather watch an episode of Big Bang Theory than finishing a chapter of my book.

That was me not so long ago. But, not anymore. I’m no longer procrastinating. At least not as much as I used to.

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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6 Lessons Freelancers Can Learn From Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a man I’ve been idolizing for many years.

I’ve learned so much from this man over the years and ever since I started working online as a freelancer, I found his advice to be invaluable.

Especially after following his Freelancer Course on Udemy, I was able to pick up a few valuable lessons to improve my freelancing career. For example, in one of the videos of his course, Seth explain the value of collecting testimonials from the clients we work with and using it to land better clients in the future. I’ve been asking for testimonials from my clients ever since.

Through this article, I will share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned from Seth Godin’s blog, books, lectures, interviews, and online courses. Hopefully, you’ll be able to pick up a few things to advance your freelance career as well.

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Do You Really Have To Love What You Do?

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Are you one of those people who live through the week counting days toward the weekend?

Do you hate waking up in the morning and going to work to do the same work over and over again?

Do you ever wonder what it would be like if you actually followed your passion and did that thing that you’ve always wanted to do?

Well, if you answered yes to any one of these questions, you’re obviously not living the life you’ve dreamed of and you are certainly not enjoying what you do.

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Why Fiverr Is The Worst Place To Start A Freelance Career

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I recommend many platforms for freelancers for finding work. But, Fiverr is not one of them. Want to know why?

Fiverr is a platform that demeans freelancers by forcing them to put cheap price tags on their skills and services.

If you’re freelancer who’s just starting out or planning to become one, avoid using Fiverr to offer your freelance services. Here’s why.

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15+ Online Courses You Should Take To Become A Better Freelancer

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Some people (mostly lazy ones) say that you can’t control your success. Well, that’s not true.

As a freelancer, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of finding success:

#1 Work Hard

#2 Learn New Skills

#3 Keep Improving Your Skills

“If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom,” – Sydney Madwed.

Ever since I discovered Skillshare and Udemy, I’ve been learning a lot of new things. I enrolled in as many courses I can find and I sort of got addicted to learning. It’s been the best investment I’ve made in my life.

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7 Highest Paying Freelance Jobs For Earning A Steady Income

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If you were to start out as a freelancer today, wouldn’t you want to be following the career path that generates the highest income?

Many people think that way. And it makes sense, doesn’t it?

Although, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Just because a skill has a higher demand or pays well than the others doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best path to follow.

There’s a reason why some writers get paid $5 on Fiverr to write a 1000 word article while another make $150 for the same job somewhere else.

Getting paid well depends on your skill level, experience, and the quality of work.

Having said that, it’s also important to know your market and see which type of jobs and skills get paid the most so that you can maybe start learning a new skill or plan for a future freelancing career.

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