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February 14

QUALIFICATIONS AS AN ASSET?

“I think if you’re a freelancer, the first thing you need to do is to inspire somebody with the possibility of what they could achieve with your help,” says Mark McGuinness about whether qualifications are important for creatives in this short clip from his talk Forget the career ladder — Start creating assets!

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February 11

MAILCHIMP’S BENCHMARK REPORT 2021: FOR FREELANCERS

“The top 10% charge $197 per hour,” claims Mailchimp in a report about freelancers on their platform, titled simply Benchmark Report 2021: For freelancers.

The report isn’t representative of the wider freelance economy, but it is both insightful and telling of freelancers who use emailing tools like Mailchimp in their business.

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February 10

STRIKE.MARKET

If you invest part of your freelance earnings in stocks, you know how crucial it is to use good screening tools. Beyond the semi-professional paid options like Stock Rover, there are also many free ones. Our latest favorite? Strike.market by Lenka Schanova & co. Check it out!

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February 9

10 LESSONS FROM THE BEATLES

10 lessons in productivity & brainstorming from The Beatles, based on the new 6-hour-long documentary Get Back (IMDb rating 9.1) directed by Peter Jackson:

  1. The “Yes… and” rule
  2. Keep going (until you stop)
  3. Defer judgment
  4. Use rapid prototyping
  5. Embrace happy accidents
  6. One conversation at a time
  7. Don’t be scared to be stupid
  8. Pretend to be someone else
  9. Don’t repeat the same idea
  10. Lots of tea and toast

Go get ’em, Ringo! 🥁

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February 7

WARNING SIGNS OF BAD CLIENTS

These are 6 early warning signs of a bad freelance client, according to a recent article on Freelancers Union website:

  1. They don’t respect your time
  2. They downplay your skills and experience
  3. They’re bad communicators
  4. They question your rates multiple times
  5. They have unrealistic expectations about outcomes and deadlines
  6. They try to wiggle out of signing a contract

…and some tips on how to avoid them:

  • Underpromise and overdeliver
  • Ask all the necessary questions
  • Look at past reviews from other freelancers
  • Trust your instincts

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February 4

HOW TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL FREELANCER

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February 2

SEPA EURO PAYMENTS

International payments in Europe used to be slow and expensive. Not anymore. SEPA euro payments are perhaps the cheapest and most reliable payment method for international money transfers in the world, supported by most European banks.

To use it as a freelancer for sending and receiving euro payments, you just need a bank account in euros with an assigned IBAN number. We also use SEPA payments at Freelancing.eu to receive membership fees.

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January 31

NOT-SO-GREAT RESIGNATION

A recent article by The Economist with an accompanying episode on their Money Talks podcast debunks great resignation along with the antiwork movement as mostly transitional in the U.S. and virtually non-existent in continental Europe.

The phenomenon has often been quoted in relation to freelancing, but as The Economist argues, the data don’t hold up. Over the long term, there has been a steady decline of entrepreneurs in America. Even the current surge of full-time freelancers is unlikely to upend that trend.

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January 28

DECODING CREATIVE ASSETS

“The number one asset that you will ever possess — and I say this to every single coaching client I work with: Your No. 1 most valuable asset is YOU. You are the biggest factor in your own success. When you look at it in terms of assets, your experience, your knowledge, your skills, your mindset and personality, your courage, your determination, your resilience… all of these are the qualities that you bring to bear on your next project, whatever that is. You can't create anything that you haven't somehow ingested, taken in from the world, or dreamt up within yourself,” explains Mark McGuinness the very essence of understanding so-called creative assets in this clip from his talk Forget the career ladder — Start creating assets!

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January 27

HABITICA

This is awww-esome! Habitica app turns building habits and completing to-do’s into a role-playing game.

🐉 Fight monsters, collect items, rewards, compete with friends and join interest groups to gamify your work, education, wellness and life in general.

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