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Your freelance business needs a passive income stream. Here is why.

There’s no doubt that running a freelance business is often hard work. But you don’t have to spend countless hours in front of the screen or race against the clock every single day. I’m sure you didn’t start your business to feel stuck and anxious about your income. Yet, this is the daily life of many freelancers who forgot to put the “free” back...

How to make sure you will reach your goal

The second week of February is the time to abandon your New Year’s goals. This is at least what the U.S. News & World Report suggests, pointing out that on average 80% of resolutions fail by mid-February. And there I am in the first week of the infamous month, looking at my freshly materialized goal for this year. I managed to create my new online...

If you want to improve the way you manage your time, start setting clear boundaries

  It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind—simply ticking off the tasks on your to-do list, doing without thinking, running without stopping, looking without seeing. It’s easy to plan every minute of your day, boosting your energy with exercise, improving your focus with caffeine and strengthening your motivation with inspirational quotes. But...

Is your freelance business ready for the new year’s challenges and resolutions?

2020 was undoubtedly a year of challenges and limitations. For many freelancers the beginning of this year is marked with a similar uncertainty and unpredictability. But deep inside some of us cling to a glimmer hope that things will turn around. Instead of waiting for that nebulous moment, let’s use this short period filled with hope and new year’s...

When you are at your wits’ end, pivot and bend

Many freelancers are naturally flexible, but this year pushed business owners and solopreneurs to their limits: creative, financial or health-related. To overcome significant challenges and navigate through constant changes, you’ll need to adapt and rethink your game plan.   You’ll need to pivot.   Below you can find some ideas on how to adapt...

If you are a small business owner or freelancer your self-care should come first. This is why

Running a business is like running a marathon. Add do it family responsibilities, raising children or dealing with a global pandemic, and you can end up with an extreme ultramarathon. Rocky, ruthless and unpredicted. How can you find energy to navigate through so many different challenges? How to make it safely to the next control point and enjoy...

How to maintain strong focus during your work

    When nearly all activities move online and your home converts into your office, it’s easy to lose your focus. Every little noise, every unexpected move or non-work related request may quickly hijack your attention. With constant online distractions such as social media or the steady flow of e-mails, you may easily lose your concentration and...

How to make the most out of online networking

Networking in the COVID era is not for the faint of heart. As an active freelancer or small business owner you probably used to attend conferences or networking events several times per year to meet your potential clients, mingle with like-minded people, take your skills to the next level or share your expertise. Now, when everything has moved online...

How a morning routine can help you have a productive day

Waking up and 5 am every day for two hours of jogging, yoga, workout, mediation and visualisation? No, thank you. That’s how many busy people react to the words “morning routine”. While getting up early and focusing on your self-care is a great way to start a day, you don’t need to invest all your time and energy to create an effective ritual. It...

How to continue your freelance career when you become a mother – a glimpse into my new book

There’s no doubt that combing work with parenthood is a challenging task. But the life of a mother who runs her own business can be more intense on each and every level. Lack of security tied to full-time salaried employment, limited or almost non-existent maternity leave, doubts about how to keep both your customers and your family happy may be reasons...

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