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July 30, 2015

5 Irrefutable Freelancing Laws You Should Obey, While Starting Out

Freelancing Laws
Freelancing is hard, as it is and you don’t have to make it harder than it already is.

“I wish I knew better”

“You only learn from experience”

“God, How did I not see through this?”

“I didn’t realize it’d turn out to be this way”

Statements like these are common, but you don’t have to go through this if you knew better. As it is for every kind of business, freelancing has some irrefutable laws you should obey.

Note that you don’t have to agree, like, or see the point with these laws. Some of them might make sense to you, and some won’t. In fact, some of these rules could be counter-intuitive to what you know. Yet, these are laws. They exist to make you a happy, rich freelancer.

Here are some of those irrefutable freelancing laws from our experience:

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July 29, 2015

Freelancing Lessons From the Avengers: Are You a Superhero or What?

Lessons from The Avengers

If you’ve had enough of watching The Avengers and the sequels, the interviews, and burnt enough cash on the Marvels Merchandise, it’s time to do something else with it.

Let’s start with this, from IMDB summary of The Avengers:

Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Guess what? There are lessons for everyone from the movie series. That includes hardworking, worried about-that-elusive-paycheck, and industrious freelancers just like you.

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July 29, 2015

Freelancing Isn’t for The Faint Hearted: How To Handle Uncertainty

Handling Uncertainty in Freelancing

Rachel L. Swarns of The New York Times writes about How Freelancers in the Gig Economy find a mix of freedom and Uncertainty.

She writes a story about Josh Springer – a New York City based freelancer – a member of The Freelance Union, and one of those many freelance workers hoping to find gigs to support their fledgling freelance businesses.

When asked about handling uncertainty, this is what Josh has to say:

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July 28, 2015

How Is Freelancing Better Than a Job?

Freelancer

So, what do freelancers really do? Do they really wear pajamas? Are they the hidden workforce that the world believes they are?

Alex Altman of Time.com believes that the future of work is like no one’s ever seen before — it could be a bit of cloud computing, nanotechnology, or even Genomics.

While no one can predict the future accurately, the Internet has brought in a revolution of sorts, where the nature of work is concerned.

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