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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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10 Easy Ways Freelance Illustrators Can Make Money Online

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One of the most difficult things about being a freelance artist is finding work.

Finding freelance illustration jobs online is not an easy task either. Search any popular freelance platform and you’ll find less than 100 outdated job postings for illustrators.

And waiting for commissions can be quite depressing too.

No need to be discouraged. There are many different ways you can make money online as an illustrator.

In this post, I’ll show you some of the ways other freelance illustrators make money online. And prove to you that you can really make money drawing and selling your art online.

Keep reading to find out how.

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How To Get Freelance Work With No Experience (In 6 Steps)

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Can you get freelance work without any experience? Can you convince a client to hire you when you have no experience to show?

The short answer—Yes, you can!

But it depends on the approach you take. You can’t just ask someone to hire you based on your promise alone. You need to go in with a strategy.

In this quick step-by-step guide, I’ll show you the right approach you can take to get freelance work with no experience.

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Freelance Tips

How To Ditch Upwork, Fiverr & Find Work Without Freelance Platforms

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Depending solely on marketplaces like Upwork to find work is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a freelancer.

Why? Because you can’t trust these big corporate websites.

You’ll never know when a marketplace will change its platform fee, change the terms of service, or even ban your account for no reason.

Ditching Upwork and freelance marketplaces was the best decision I’ve made and it’s the reason why I was able to earn more as a freelancer.

I’ve included an entire chapter in my book, Freelance Like Pro, about ditching freelancing sites. But I wanted to shed more light on the topic through this article.

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Brybe Helps You Find Freelance Work & Monetize Your Social Channels

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Finding a new freelance platform with low competition is the key to finding success as a freelancer.

It improves your chances of landing more clients as well as stand out from the crowd.

Now, here’s your chance to join such a platform.

Brybe has opened its marketplace to freelancers. Now you can use it to not only find freelance work but also to make money with your Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.

Let’s take a closer look to see why this platform can be beneficial to beginning freelancers and influencers alike.

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Freelance Tips

6+ Best PayPal Alternatives For Freelance Payments

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You’re lucky if you’re able to receive payments via PayPal.

Because the popular online payment system still doesn’t fully support many developing countries in the world. The country I live in (Sri Lanka) is one of them.

If you’re like me and tired of searching for a solid PayPal alternative, this post is for you.

I have a PayPal account connected to my credit card. I’m able to use my PayPal to buy stuff online through sites like eBay. But, PayPal doesn’t allow me to receive payments from someone else. And I know for a fact that people in many other countries have the same problem.

As a freelancer, I was forced to find PayPal alternatives for accepting payments from my clients. Over the years I’ve tried many different payment systems to receive payments. The followings are some of the best payment systems that I’ve personally used, including a few I still use to this day.

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