How to stay in the zone when you’re working from home

By guest contributor, Georgette Eva

When you’re your own boss, number one employee, and right-hand-person, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated.

It happens. It’s hard to self-motivate constantly, and as freeing as freelancing can be, keeping yourself on task (along with all of the other things you’re doing to run your own business) can be difficult in itself.

Happily, freelancing today is made much easier with apps to keep you on task, strengthen your focus, and keep you accountable. Here are a few apps that will keep that laser-like focus— okay, productive, human focused— while working on your own.

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The starter kit every Freelancer should have

By guest expert, Zac Choi

Taking the leap and working for yourself can be a daunting experience.

Where do you begin? What tools do you need (or not need) to get things going?

While my expertise as a business consultant is revenue growth and workflow science (basically how to increase income and decrease cost), my passion is to build tools for and to share best practices with those who want to work for themselves.

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How to growth hack your freelance business

Freelancing is much more than getting paid to do what you’re good at.

You’re also a marketer, business manager, and maybe even an accountant, all at the same time.

As a freelancer, you’re running the show. Knowing how to manage your time and money becomes even more important so that you can focus on what matters: your work.

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New to freelancing? 3 Helpful Resources to get you started

Did anyone ever tell you that becoming a freelancer also means becoming a marketer?

Sure, freelancing gives you the freedom, flexibility, and ownership to focus on the services you want to provide. But one unexpected challenge is that you have to know how to promote yourself and your work effectively to secure the clients you want.

If you’re just starting out, here are a few resources that’ll help you get up to speed quickly.

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3 Key Tips to Freelancing Success: One Creative’s Journey

Have you heard the popular advice, “find a niche and stick to it?”

Max Lapointe had heard it too.

But his success as a creative freelancer has proven that this particular piece of advice should be taken with a grain of salt.

As someone who was always willing to say yes and learn on the go, Max has attracted global freelancing opportunities in film, photography, and cinematography. In this interview, Max shares his secret for staying relevant in the eyes of clients and agencies, plus his top tips for succeeding as a creative freelancer. Don’t forget to check out his page and watch his videos.

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Why I Freelance: Tips From a Nomadic Designer

In our ‘Why I Freelance’ series, we talk to freelancers, new and old, on why they gave 9 to 5-ing the boot and get their tips for anyone looking to take the leap into freelance work.

Shawn Bankston is a seasoned freelancer with seven years of graphic design and creative directing under his belt. Currently traveling the world while working remotely on Remote Year, Shawn thanks his freelance lifestyle for even being able to consider the program.

We talked to Shawn about the ups and downs of freelancing, the biggest misconception of contract work, and even got his three tips for anyone interested in ditching their office job. Don’t forget to check out Shawn’s page to view his awesome portfolio.

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Thinking of Freelancing? 5 Things to Do First

If you’re not freelancing already, you will be soon.

If freelancers are happier and making more money, what’s holding you back from starting a side hustle or going full on solopreneur?

Well, we’re pretty sure there’s an obstacle or two:

Finding clients and having a full pipeline of work.

Before you dive into life as a freelancer, here are five things you should do to help avoid a future dry spell that lasts longer than you’d like.

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