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Working As A Freelancer: How Freelancing Changed My Life

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Freelancing is often considered to be “too hard” or “not for everyone”.

The funny thing is these terms are often defined by well-established freelancers who are making a comfortable living from it.

I’m not sure if they’re afraid of you taking over their jobs or if it’s just plain jealousy. Because my experience of working as a freelancer for over six years has been amazing and life-changing.

Sure, freelancing can be difficult at first. It took me over 4 years to get it right. Mainly because I had no one to ask for advice.

Nothing is ever easy. But, once you get on the right path, freelancing is also one of the most rewarding careers you can ever pursue.

Here’s how freelancing changed my life.

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5 Reasons Why Hourly Pricing Is Bad For Freelancers

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When starting a new freelance career, one of the most important decisions you have to make is deciding whether to charge per project or by the hour.

This decision will determine how well you earn and how much work you have to do as a freelancer.

Both pricing methods are used by different types of freelancers, but which one should you choose?

The short answer—don’t use hourly pricing!

And here’s why.

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10 Useful Design Blogs Every Freelance Logo Designer Should Read

Staying updated on the latest news, trends, and topics related to your industry is an important part of being a freelancer.

This is especially true for logo designers as the design industry is a constantly changing space. New design trends, strategies, and concepts come out almost every day in the world of design.

As a logo designer, it’s part of your job to stay up to date on these topics because your career depends on them. One of the best ways to do that is to follow and read blogs in your niche.

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10+ Best Upwork Alternatives To Find Freelance Jobs In 2022

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When you search for freelancing websites, one of the top websites you see on Google is Upwork.

Upwork is one of the oldest and most popular freelancing marketplaces available today.

Millions of freelancers from around the world are using Upwork right now to find freelance jobs.

But you’re here looking for an Upwork alternative? Well, you’ve made the right decision.

Whether you’re starting new as a beginning freelancer or tired of paying platform fees, there are far better alternatives out there for Upwork.

In this post, I’ll give a few suggestions for you to get started.

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10 Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Self-Employed

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Freelancing and 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, give this post a read for a list of pros and cons of being self-employed. Hopefully, this list will help you make a decision.

If you’ve seen pictures 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 day job. Here’s why.

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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 force 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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