Category: Life Lesson

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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How I accidentally got into software development?

How I accidentally got into software development?

“A low shot of a person with a backpack and a camera standing on a white arrow on asphalt” by Smart on Unsplash It’s intentional and unintentional at the same time. A recent graduate asked me on LinkedIn, “I noticed you majored in advertising, why did you become a developer?” I gave him the short answer, “Why I became…

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What my gym thought me about business.

What my gym thought me about business.

“When do you what to work out again?” It’s an innocent question that a fitness trainer at my gym would text me every once a while. And I don’t reply. Why? The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place. By Orison Swett Marden — Founder of SUCCESS Magazine As a customer,…

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7 ways to annoy your fellow code writers?

7 ways to annoy your fellow code writers?

“Colorful lines of code on a MacBook screen” by Caspar Rubin on Unsplash Coding is a game of patience. So if you wear down your teammates’ patience, you win, right? Misleading Names Sprinkle some unused code everywhere As soon as your code can run, don’t worry about those copy-pasted residue from other code example and just…

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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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How to use your failure?

How to use your failure?

When it comes to the time that matters, it’s the time to pull together and take the challenge head on. Diamonds come from pressure – my high school basketball coach, Coach Campbell It was not the case for me. For me, I was a lump of coal that got smashed into powder when it came…

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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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Decision matters more than effort

Decision matters more than effort

Few years ago, a friend told me that the environment has a huge impact on a person. Then I replied that person can also have a huge impact on the environment. In retrospect, both are correct. You can influence your surrounding, and your surrounding can influence you. But which requires more effort? Changing your environment…

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