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Open Thread: Describe Your Typical Day

Posted November 14, 2010 in Open Thread

As freelancers, we get to choose where and when we do our work. Of course, freelancing work patterns and habits vary greatly.

I thought it might be fun to share our typical daily routines with each other. So, today’s open thread question is:

What is your typical workday, as a freelancer, like?

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Thank-You to Our November Advertisers

Posted November 13, 2010 in Business

It’s starting to feel a bit like winter around here. Of course, that’s probably because it’s already November. Where has 2010 gone, anyway?

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of your freelancing business and make sure that you have all of the tools that you need…tools like those offered by the high-quality companies supporting the Freelance Folder blog. In fact, it’s the support of these companies that allows us to provide you with great information about freelancing that you need. Our advertisers provide excellent services and products that are vital to freelancing success. Trust us, these companies know and understand freelancing. We would definitely recommend checking them out.

Here’s the complete list of our wonderful November advertisers:

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Setting an Office Up for Freelance Work

Posted November 12, 2010 in Getting Started, How-To

Freelance work is becoming the new “in thing.” You work from home and can set your own hours. This is all well and good, but when you work from home, you want to be sure that you have the area in order to work effectively. This means you might want to set up an office. There are some things that you should have to make your work easier and they should be in your office.

In this post, I’ll list some essential tools that all freelancers need and describe how you can arrange your office for maximum productivity.

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How Defining Your Ideal Project Can Improve Your Freelancing Business

Posted November 11, 2010 in How-To

Have you ever gotten one of those projects that just sets your teeth on edge?

You know the kind I mean–the kind of project that you dread waking up to do, but feel obligated to complete since you committed to doing it.

I think every freelancer struggles with this problem, sooner or later. Let’s face it, some of those unpleasant projects pay pretty well, but they sure can suck some of the joy out of freelancing.

If you’d taken the time to define your ideal project up front, you might have been able to avoid some of those dreadful projects–or at least been able to negotiate better project terms for yourself.

In this post, I’ll describe how you can improve your freelancing business by avoiding the projects that you dread. In short, I’ll explain how to define your ideal project.

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