What are the ingredients of successful work? Like any recipe, freelance projects include a balance of ingredients: hard skills for proper functioning and important soft skills for flavor and style. In a recent Virtual Office Hours session, Freelance University co-founder and instructor Craig Cannings discussed the difference between the two: • Hard skills are […]
Would you call yourself a successful freelancer? Although there are many definitions of success, the one we’re exploring here is the ability to grow a sustainable business that meets or exceeds your income goals. You may be experiencing ups and downs, but are you on an upward path to sustainability? If you answered no, take […]
At the end of January, I asked a question in our Freelance University Facebook group that foreshadowed this blog post. Looking back, it was a preview to the topic of how to maintain a work-life balance when you’re always at home. At the time, a snowstorm had blanketed my area and made driving treacherous and […]
As a freelancer or virtual assistant, do you thrive while working at home, or merely survive? Sometimes you may look out the window and think, “I’m so glad I work from home and don’t have to face rush hour traffic.” And other times you may look out the window and think, “I wish I could […]
Here are four other practical ways to gain experience in order to build credibility with new clients.
Some get it right the first time; most struggle with finding their freelance niche. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to choose and stick to a single freelance niche.