The Indian concept of Jugaad is exceptionally relevant to freelancing and gig economy, especially so in severe circumstances like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All the indications are that it will lead to a massive recession or even economic depression. Freelancers anyway operate with a lot of uncertainty, and this has further added to the pressure and general … Continue reading "Use Indian Jugaad to Advance your freelancing career"

With the constant news of lockdown and an ever-increasing number of coronavirus cases, anxiety is inevitable. The stories of economic downturn, recession or depression can be overwhelming and daunting. Typically, freelancers are the first casualty of an adverse economic environment. So, it is not surprising that freelancers are reporting that projects have been put on … Continue reading "Why You Must Continue To Pitch During A Global Crisis"

It is a fairly known and accepted fact that the number of freelancers and writers continues to rise exponentially. In this situation, it is crucial to stand out from the crowd and to demonstrate your expertise in every word that you dish out. Your writing should be stellar in all respect, and one way to … Continue reading "Are you using research to stand out and earn better-paying writing assignments?"

As freelancers or managers of our small businesses, we are usually guilty of overworking, and typically, we are also averse to taking a break. Whether it is completing 100 blogs for your first clients, acquiring first retainer client, or reaching an income of $100,000 for the first time, the goals need to be acknowledged. Believe … Continue reading "Three Reasons Why It is Important To Celebrate Milestones In Freelancing"

When I started freelancing about five years back, I generally went with the flow. I didn’t bother much about goal setting…I used to pitch randomly without any focus, get work from online jobs, and that was that. But my income remained more or less static. If there is a single factor responsible for my growth … Continue reading "#Growthhack 1: Set Up Effective Goals For Your Freelance Business"

Nothing quite prepares you for horrible feedback from a client. You might be writing for some of the biggest names in the industry, or you might be getting consistently good reviews, still, one harsh feedback is enough to burn a gigantic hole in your confidence and make you wallow in self-pity for the longest time. … Continue reading "Six Tips For Freelancers To Handle Horrible Feedback From A Client"

I faced a weird situation a few years back. I was doing all the right things: pitching consistently, following up regularly, networking, maintaining a good relationship with existing clients, and so on. Even so, my income remained static month after month. It was frustrating and I was disheartened. I discussed the problem with an old … Continue reading "Don’t Let These Mindset Issues Stunt Your Freelancing Growth"

The transition from being a journalist to a content marketer is anything, but easy. In the previous post I discussed how you use the same skill sets for both but the two professions demand a totally different mindset. To begin with, the switch from journalism to content marketing is usually under duress. As the opportunity … Continue reading "LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOURNALISTS AND CONTENT MARKETING"

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