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10+ Easy Work From Home Jobs For Disabled People

If you’re living with an illness or a disability that prevents you from getting a job. And looking for an easy way to earn money from home. Then this post is for you.

Trying to provide for yourself, your family, and make money while being disabled can be tough. I understand this struggle better than anyone.

A few years ago, my mom was in an accident. While crossing the road, a bus literally ran over her. After going through several surgeries she survived but it left her disabled. She couldn’t walk or even stand.

My mom lived and worked in the UK. She provided for herself and our family here in Sri Lanka. Her accident affected all of our family.

It affected her mentality more than anything because she is an energetic person who worked with a passion. Being disabled made her powerless and unimportant. As a result, she was diagnosed with depression.

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4 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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9 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, I can 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 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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