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You Might Be a Workaholic If…

Posted by Valencia on December 23rd, 2008

Occasionally I’ll jokingly refer to myself as a workaholic. I don’t like to be interrupted when working, and once I enter my creative zone…there’s no stopping me. But in the back of mind I know that I’m not really a workaholic. I do have a strong work ethic, and I am not afraid of hard [...]

Why Can’t I Unplug?

Posted by Valencia on September 16th, 2008

I never understood how some people can go on vacation and work. My ideal of the perfect getaway doesn’t involve deadlines, work, or clients. Rather, it’s a time and place to unwind mentally and have fun. But everyone’s situation is different. And for some, going on vacation sans work is an option they can’t afford.
I [...]

7 Things to Do When Your Freelance Business is Slow

Posted by Valencia on September 9th, 2008

In a perfect world, no freelancer would have to deal with slow periods. Rather, they would maintain a steady flow of regular customers who 1.) always pay on time, 2.) respect their personal life, and 3.) offer generous compensation.
But we don’t live in a perfect world; and if you have few regular customers, [...]

Work and Vacation? Where to Draw the Line?

Posted by Valencia on April 10th, 2008

Everyone knows that freelancers enjoy a level of freedom, which allows them to work from any location: home office, back porch, library, coffee shop, etc. Before buying my first laptop six months ago, I didn’t understand the joy that comes with mobility. Now, I don’t leave town without my computer. Whether I’m headed off to [...]

Establish Ground Rules with Family and Friends

Posted by Valencia on March 13th, 2008

Although freelancers work from home and have all the time in the world to complete assignments, some find it difficult to stay on task. Too often, a telecommuter’s life is weighed down with interruptions and distractions. Between children vying for attention and the telephone ringing off the hook, you likely have little time to breathe, [...]


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