Category: Freelancing

Does being freelancer set you free?

Does being freelancer set you free?

As a freelancer, you will ask this question to yourself at some point. Because the word, “freelance,” includes the word free, I certainly hope it means working freely and not for free. What is your definition of freedom? Everyone’s definition of freedom is different. Unless you’re Yeonmi Park who grew up in North Korea, we are already…

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7 Signs that Your Work Can be Done Remotely

7 Signs that Your Work Can be Done Remotely

1. Physical absence is not required for actual work In terms of work productivity, does your physical absence slow down the progress?   We often overestimate our importance to an organization Although your co-worker who has a crush on you will miss you when you are not there during the lunch break, if the actual…

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Should you take hourly or fixed payment?

Should you take hourly or fixed payment?

Should you take hourly or fixed payment? Someone has contacted you and expressed interest in your service. It’s your first client! Congratulations! After understanding what your client wants, it’s time for the hard question, “How much would this cost?” Freelancer payment methods have several. Here we will go over fixed rate and hourly rate. How to charge?…

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Why do we need product manager?

Why do we need product manager?

As a guy doing the executions and making things happen, this is a legit question that I think to myself while coding. Why do we need a product manager? I can set deadlines. I can define features scope. I can think of ideas. I can point at things and say, “Hey, that’s not working” The…

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What it means to be a freelancer?

What it means to be a freelancer?

Freelance is an interesting word. Are you full-time? Are you part-time? Are you self-employed? Are you an entrepreneur? It’s like looking at a spork and say, “What are you?” “A fork?” “A spoon?” Dictionary.com defines freelance, a person who contends in a cause or in a succession of various causes, as he or she chooses, without personal attachment or allegiance. “As he or she chooses” is a huge part of freelancing, but I would argue with “without personal attachment…

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Mentality Shift of Freelancer

Mentality Shift of Freelancer

Freelancing is more than a paycheck change. It’s a state of mind. Some mentalities might work in a regular 9–5 jobs, but it could be detrimental in a freelancing career. 1. Weekend mentality The other day I asked my freelancer friend, “How was your weekend?” He said, “It’s Friday, dude” That’s when I realized that…

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Things freelancer never told you

Things freelancer never told you

What inspired me to become a freelancer? I was living in an airbnb share house a few years back. Most people came on their vacation with their cameras and tour guide. Occasionally, there are a few people staying a bit longer. They came with their laptops and headphones. They are freelancers or digital nomads, traveling…

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