Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hustle Your Way Through Freelancing

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If you work from home, then you know it is both rewarding and difficult, especially if you are also
juggling a family.  There are still unfortunately many grey areas surrounding freelancers and many
people can look at you, tilt their heads to the side and frown in a desperate attempt to figure out what
our job actually is! The freelance scope is huge, and it's a majestic sphere of opportunity and
excitement, with many areas yet to be tapped into. We are only just scratching the surface, and yet
we can make a comfortable living, and put our restless creative minds to good use. So let’s see how
you can improve your life as a freelancer and working from home if this is something you are currently doing. 

Being a good hustler and working with companies who are going to either pay you, or fund your
travel or give you something in return is vital. You must never compromise on the quality of your
work and find the ways to improve yourself constantly as a business professional. A little style never
goes a miss, and above all personality, with a polite friendly personality. Here are some good ways
to save money, make money and ultimately create a fabulous platform for you and your business.
You can still earn money in other ways. 

Investing money into good equipment is also vital, such as a good computer and in addition to this,
little things that can make your business life easier such as using a flash drive to back up. If you are
interested more in this then you can look at how to create a bootable installer for macOS. How much
time and money you invest into your business will prove beneficial in the long run. 

Fear Of Pitching To Your Brands

This can be daunting but collating a group of email addresses of companies/brands that you want to
work with is important, and keeping them on an Excel spreadsheet to ensure you keep track of who
you have written to and when. Don't forget to chase them after two weeks - never forget the two
week rule, and a polite chase up is more than fine, as long as you don't appear aggressive at the
lack of response. The likelihood is your carefully crafted email fell straight into the junk pile of the
company's email, or slipped down their list because of the countless amount of emails they already
get. Figure out, what your first three main goals are:
  • What do you want from them
  • What do they want from you
  • What defines you 

Take a little look at a logo for your company; it's a brilliant way to get your show on the road! Use it
on emails also and of course on your business card. How you promote yourself will ultimately bring
you the success that you need and deserve when you are putting the effort in to make your business
a success. Be creative and most importantly, don't be distracted by your time at home and don’t be
despondent about things not happening straight away, things take time. 

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