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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, or 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 I Went From Making $500 To $5,000 A Month Doing Freelance Work

Earning money online looks easy. But, in reality, it takes a lot of hard work and skill to make a profitable income working from home.

I learned this the hard way. When I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer, I had no idea how hard it was to get a client and how competitive it is to land a job on freelance platforms like UpWork.

I struggled for almost four years earning barely enough money to pay the bills. Then, things started to turn around when I managed to land the first high-paying gig that paid $500.

Today, I’m earning 10 times that amount as a full-time freelance writer. And more importantly, I love and enjoy my work.

How did I get here? Well, I had to learn a lot of great lessons by making a lot of mistakes. I’ve explained them all with the secrets to my success in my book Freelance Like A Pro.

If you want a brief version of the story, here’s what’s happened.

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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 Search any popular freelance platform and you’ll find less than 100 outdated job postings for illustrators.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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Is Freelancing On Upwork Worth It? (My Experience)

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Upwork is getting tougher and meaner for new freelancers for some reason.

And it really makes you wonder if it’s really worth investing your time in finding jobs on Upwork.

If you’re wondering the same thing and tired of getting rejected on Upwork or any other freelance marketplace, this post may help you make a decision for the better.

In this post, I wanted to share a personal story of mine related to Upwork and how it helped me to earn $5K a month. But it’s not how you think it is.

Whether you’re a member of UpWork, Freelancer.com, Guru, or any other marketplace, you’ll find some helpful tips below. So keep reading.

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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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How Much Should I Charge? 5 Ways To Calculate Your Freelance Rates

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Figuring out the right price to charge your clients is one of the first challenges you come across as a beginning freelancer.

How you calculate your freelance rates is important because your price has to be just right to win your clients.

If your price is too high, the client may never respond to your proposal. If you charge too low, the client will suspect and think of you as a cheap amateur freelancer.

There’s no need to worry about it though. Whether you’re a beginning freelance writer, designer, developer, or marketer, there are a few tricks you can use to figure out the ideal price for your freelance services. And I’ll show you how.

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