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How to Take Charge of Your Freelance Business to Stay Motivated

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How to Take Charge of Your Freelance Business to Stay Motivated

Working freelance is a liberating and rewarding experience.

business2community,

5 min read
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Freelancing offers many people the flexibility they need, but making it work takes discipline.


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Many people dream of working in sweatpants and taking the occasional nap, but being a successful freelancer requires discipline, too, just like other forms of home-based work. Freelancing’s flexible schedule has great appeal, but sometimes staying on track is hard. Working independently is not just a lifestyle, it’s also a business, so freelancers must stay focused, motivated and responsive to their clients or company. Business journalist Albert Costill offers useful tips to help freelancers stay organized as they build their business. His article in business2community is also a great place to start if you manage freelancers or if you are a full-time or part-time employee who works from home.

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Freelancers set their own schedule, but it should be consistent.

People become freelancers to make money, gain a flexible schedule or make the best use of their talents. Since no boss is coming down the hall to look in on them, freelancers need to motivate themselves to bring work in and get it done. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to make a habit of keeping regular office hours, whatever those hours may be. Studies show that early risers are more productive, generally speaking, but some night owls work better on a flipped schedule. Setting income targets and keeping track of them gives you valuable feedback about how realistic your freelance plans and methods are or...

About the Author

Albert Costill is a freelance journalist and writer at business2community.com.


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