Fresh on the heels of Independence Day, a fellow freelancer confided in me that he wasn’t sure this self-employed thing was all it’s cracked up to be. One, a demanding client had been giving him grief. Two, work he’d come to count on from a steady client seemed to be drying up. And three, he couldn’t remember the last time he’d gotten a raise, taken a Saturday off or shaved and showered before 6 p.m.
Sound familiar? For green and seasoned freelancers alike, all can be common problems. And while I can’t help with your grooming issues, I do have some suggestions for optimizing your workload, increasing your income and boosting your morale.