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How To Respond To Criticism & Negative Feedback From Clients (+ Examples)

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When talking about freelancing, most people immediately think of easy work.

Over-exaggerated YouTube videos and Instagram lifestyle posts make it seem like freelancing is all about counting money while relaxing on a beach.

But, the truth is, things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes (or most of the time) clients come screaming at you with criticism or negative feedback.

Whether you’re a veteran freelancer or beginner, it’s always better to be prepared to work with such angry clients.

In this post, I’m sharing a few tips you can use to respond to negative feedback and criticism from clients.

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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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How Tos

How To Make Money As A Graphic Designer: 7 Easy Ways

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If you’re a graphic designer or want to be one, you should know that there’s more than one way to make money online.

In this article, I’ll give you a few suggestions on how to make money as a graphic designer.

My first job was in the graphic design industry. I worked as a lead graphic designer at an advertising agency.

I really enjoyed designing things and creating graphics. But after a few months, I left the job because I didn’t feel happy working at that agency.

Back then I had no idea that people could earn money online. If I had the knowledge I have now, I would’ve made some money to provide for my family and myself.

I’m sharing these tips and ideas so you don’t have to go down the same road as I have. So check out all the ideas below and get to work!

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Freelance Tips

7 Worst Freelance Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

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Are you keep getting rejected by clients? Or are your clients keep asking for discounts? Or for more revisions?

Then see if you’re making these freelancing mistakes.

But, don’t worry. We all make mistakes when starting out. That’s how we learn to improve.

It was Albert Einstein once said that “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Of course, we can’t learn new things without taking a risk and sometimes we make mistakes in the process. But, if you make the same mistake twice, it will cost you.

Most freelancers make many mistakes when dealing with clients and often wonder why they aren’t getting enough jobs or why they have to chase after clients just to get their bills paid. Some even give up too easily after facing one failure after another.

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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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10 Best Books For Freelancers To Level Up Your Career

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Reading books is one of my favorite things to do every day.

This habit of reading is what contributed the most to help me become a freelance writer. I wouldn’t be here writing this article if it weren’t for books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Here in Sri Lanka, we speak the Sinhalese language, which is only used in our country. So we have some limitations when it comes to books written in our language.

As you can imagine, learning English changed my whole perspective on everything. It opened up so many doors and allowed me to learn from the greatest people around the world.

Today, I want to share with you some of the best books for freelancers that played a key role in my freelance career.

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