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November 16, 2021

CAREER TRANSITIONS

Some coaches endorse career changes as if it was a light exercise. It’s their business, after all, and as Warren Buffett said: “Don’t ask the barber whether you need a haircut.”

In reality, however, career transition is a tough challenge for any freelancer, as documented in a sober and instructive article on Making the transition from one freelance career to another, written by Chris Cedeño. Note that he has not even changed his main industry, switching from Production Coordinator to Producer.

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November 12, 2021

IT'S A FREELANCE LIFE

Wanna hear a great song about the joys and hardships of freelancing? Here’s one: It’s a Freelance Life by Garlic Jackson Comedy 🎶

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November 11, 2021

TRANSLATOR SHORTAGE

If you’re in the translation business, take notice: The global streaming boom is creating a severe translator shortage, Rest of World reports:

“Because of a labor shortage and no viable automated solution, the translation industry is being pushed to its limits.”

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November 10, 2021

TREZOR CRYPTO WALLET

Fancy some investing in the crypto boom? Then make sure to cover your back with a secure hardware crypto wallet for storing your coins! For small investors and freelancers, Trezor is arguably the best product on the market.

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November 9, 2021

EUROPEAN FREELANCERS & WHERE TO FIND THEM

Are you interested in freelancing, and how are other freelancers doing in Europe?

Let’s find out by watching the newly released talk European Freelancers & Where to Find Them covering 4 common misconceptions about freelancing, 3 insights into the European freelance economy, 2 sets of business guidelines for freelancers and those who hire them, 1 continent to be shared by future freelance entrepreneurs 💙

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November 8, 2021

AUDIOJUNGLE

Unlike with photographs, acquiring rights and permissions for audio tracks (jingles, intros, songs, etc.) can be quite a hassle. One of the good’n’cheap sources for freelances out there is AudioJungle microstock. Check it out.

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November 5, 2021

HOW TO WRITE BETTER

281 tips on How to Write Better — that’s a kind of a definitive guide for any freelance writer, put together by Matt Rudnitsky. Some examples:

  • Look for stories first, ideas later. Good storytelling beats good ideas.
  • Grammar is a tool, not a rule.
  • Don’t edit while you write. You can’t create and analyze at the same time.
  • 20 minutes of focused writing beats hours of distracted “writing.”
  • Don’t rely on inspiration to write. Create a unique writing habit that guarantees you write regularly.
  • Before you write, get in a good mood.
  • For long-term success, you need to build and own an asset. For most writers, this is an email list.

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November 4, 2021

GOLD

Matthew McConaughey as a hustling freelance gold prospector? You need to watch the Gold movie, if only to see your freelancing troubles light as a feather. Anyway, what a flawless acting performance!

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November 2, 2021

REMOTE HAVEN MADEIRA

With remote work booming, digital nomads are taking over Europe. One of the latest examples is Remote Haven — a co-living project at a 5-star Savoy’s hotel on Portuguese Madeira island. It has hosted over 150 nomads so far, many of them freelancers.

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November 1, 2021

HOW TO GET SICK AS A FREELANCER

“As freelancers, we work on our own. As humans, we get sick,” writes Suzanne Boles in her article on How to Get Sick as a Freelancer Without Losing Work. She quotes several experienced freelancers and their strategies to deal with sick days.

Mostly, they stick to being their own boss: “I rarely tell a client I’m sick. I feel that as a freelancer, my time is my own to manage.”

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