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4 Tips for Home Workers

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Are you just starting out as a freelancer or have plans for it, then I have some tips that I would like to share with you. When you're a newly started entrepreneur you'll naturally encounter a lot of challenges, of which you can easily avoid a lot of them if you're aware of them from the start. These are, therefore, some of the things that I myself would have been told when I started almost 10 years ago, which I would like to share with you today. Being a freelancer isn't as easy as many people imagine. You usually work really hard, at least until there is a reasonable system, routine and general flow in your work tasks. However, it shouldn't scare you away, as besides the heavy and cool battles also comes mass freedom and flexibility,

Salary

You have just started freelance, but what is your salary at all? It shouldn't be too high, so the customers want to use you and not too low, so you get something out of your time. For starters, it should therefore be an intermediate thing that reflects your experience, competencies, market competition and last but not least your need to cover your expenses. Ask yourself; Do you have great experience / good references? Do you have any relevant education in the field? How is the quality of your work? How many years have you worked in the field? What do competing companies take for the same piece of work? How much do you need to earn to cover your monthly costs?

Work from home vs. office community

It's best to know how to work most productively, but when you're a freelancer you often work very alone and very independently. It can therefore be healthy to sit in some kind of office community where you're not completely alone every day. When I was just starting to do the webshop, I only worked from home when the budget was very tight. However, it really surprised me how much influence it had when I became part of an office community. You can specially benefit from it if there are others in the same area. Another thing that's important, of course, is that the people around the day give you energy and don't drain you, as it will only have a negative effect.

Distraction

You really have to have a good discipline to become a successful freelancer, as you manage all your time yourself. If, on the other hand, you can work focused and avoid being distracted, then you're already well on your way. Therefore, when working, it may be a good idea to abstain, for example. not work-related actions (skip actions) and work somewhere from where you know you can get your tasks solved. Otherwise, the tasks pile up and become too obscure. You may want to try to find a system that suits you; for example. "Give it 100% gas for 1.5 hours and pause for 15 minutes" - and then continue to give it gas again. Try it out and do what you feel works best for you.

Burnout

When you work as a freelancer, you must constantly notice in your body whether it's fine. Otherwise, you end up driving yourself down mentally. You don't have to say "yes" to all tasks if you know it will go beyond your quality. This will result in dissatisfied customers and stress. Be sure to give yourself some varying tasks so that you don't feel that you're working yourself to death. If possible, you may want to consider schematizing your tasks a bit so that you always have an overview of which of your things to complete.

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