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Must Reads

20+ Best Freelance Job Boards To Find Your Next Gig

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Are you tired of paying freelance marketplaces a huge chunk of your earnings as platform fees?

Are you tired of having to compete with thousands of other freelancers to land a job?

Are you tired of getting jobs from terrible clients who forces you to overwork for low payments?

Then it’s time you switch to a freelance job board.

In this post, I’ll showcase some of the best job boards you can use to find a job without having to rely on freelance marketplaces like UpWork or get into bidding wars with other freelancers.

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How To Find A Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

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One of the best things about freelancing is the ability to manage your work schedule. You can work anytime and anywhere you want.

At least, that’s what I thought when I first started freelancing.

The thing is, when you start getting a consistent stream of jobs, you have to dedicate more time to your work schedule.

At some points in my career, I had to work up to 20 hours per day. As you can imagine, this can be problematic.

Yes, it’s great that you’re getting more jobs and earning more money. But if you don’t find a balance between your work and other life activities, you could easily get burned out. And it will affect the quality of your work, your health, and the people around you.

In this post, I share with you my experience on how I managed to avoid those problems and keep a healthy work and life balance.

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How To Win Clients: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 228 Freelancer Proposals

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Freelancers who succeed on popular freelance platforms do two things really well:

One, they write bid proposals that clients can never say “no” to.

Two, they provide quality services that go beyond client’s expectations.

It’s unfortunate that most freelancers often get these two simple things wrong and pay little or no attention to improving these skills.

Yet they wonder why they can’t get new clients on freelance sites.

Of course, even if you provide excellent services, it would mean nothing if you can’t win over the clients with your proposals.

I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a small study to figure out what freelancers are doing wrong when applying for freelance jobs. Here’s what I find out.

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7 Easy Freelance Jobs For Students That Require Little To No Experience

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Surviving college is a challenge of its own.

You not only have to study hard to keep your grades up but you also have to find ways to cover your expenses at the same time

Most students take up minimum wage part-time jobs to earn some money. But now it’s more difficult to even find a job at a supermarket, especially during a time like the pandemic.

Thankfully there are much easier ways you can earn some money online. You can do them part-time while studying without messing up your college timetable. And earn a lot more than most other demeaning part-time jobs.

In this post, I’ll share with you a few different ways students can earn money online.

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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 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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How Much Do Freelancers Really Make? (Hint: It’s More Than You Think)

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It’s a question they always ask whenever I tell someone what I do for a living. Usually followed by the next question: How did I make $5000 a month?

Well, you see, the thing is, $5000 USD may not sound like much in the US, but in a country like Sri Lanka, it’s considered a lot. Actually, it’s about 10 times the salary of an executive who works at a high-paying government job.

What they say about freelancers earning more than average workers is absolutely true.

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