Since I’ve traveled with kids a decent amount, people often ask me for tips. My most frequent advice is: You can do more than you think you can. The same holds true with many things in life actually.
You probably know that Seattle is a coffee town. But you might not know that hordes of nomadic workers use its cozy, caffeinated haunts as offices. Whether you’re a fellow Seattle freelancer (like me), a local looking for a good place to read the day away, or just someone daydreaming about Seattle coffee culture, this Top 10 list … More Top 10: Seattle Places to “Work from Home”
What is it about the change of the calendar to fall that makes us itch to get things done? Maybe it goes back to our gather-and-hibernate instinct… Regardless, I happened upon this TED Talk video yesterday, and it’s an excellent follow up to my post about stress-free productivity last week.
As we approach Labor Day, I’d like to make this public service announcement: You don’t have to work harder to work better. If I read that before I started my freelance business, I would’ve thought, “Yeah, right.” But five years of being my own boss has taught me many surprising things about true productivity, all … More Work Better
In Part 1, we discussed the mindset. In Part 2, we explored the ground work, and in Part 3 we talked money. Now let’s get down to specifics. Here are some questions I received from others taking the plunge. Both new and experienced freelancers (and their clients) should find good info in here. So let’s dig … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 4: Q&A
Before you read this, did you read Part 1: Mindset and Part 2: Ground Work? Both are critical before you even think about the money. If you have… What do you charge? Be honest. It’s what you want to know, right? If you’re going to take this dive, you need some assurance there will be a little money … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 3: Money
Have elaborate fantasies of spending your days in pajamas, checking Facebook, sipping lattes in coffee shops … and maybe jumping into the occasional Slayer match on your lunch break? Sure. It’s a little of that sometimes. But I can tell you from five years of experience, you better be able to hang with the following … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part I: Mindset