August 19th, 2014
Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors. How do you do that?
As a freelancer or designer of some kind, you need to make sure you have the right tools almost at your finger tips when you need them or your projects will take forever – and time is gold when you’re a freelancer. The more time saved, the more projects and new money you see coming in the door. Plus, the more tools you have access to, the higher quality work you can do.
With that, if you’re a Chrome user (or Chromium) you’re gonna love this post. See, I was a Firefox user for years. I loved it, thought it was the best browser out there and told everyone Chrome just flat out sucks.
Well, I decided to give Chrome a try one day and after some testing, tweaking and a final change to Chromium (I’m a Lubuntu OS user), I think I’m gonna stick with Chromium for now on. Don’t get me wrong about Firefox, still think it’s a GREAT browser and love it just the same, but from a freelance business owners stand point, Chromium is just a better fit.
So, I wanted to share what I think are…
When you’re a freelancer or designer, Time Is Money! That’s pretty much how we all make our money. Trading our time for dollars – it’s tough sometimes and soaks up almost ALL my time now and then, but I have to admit that I LOVE being a freelance service business owner.
Just because we love our businesses, doesn’t mean we have to dedicate every living second to it though.
That’s why I did some personal testing and found these…
If you want to be a good freelancer and see more success you need to make sure you keep up with the ins and outs of whats going on in the freelancing world. You also need to make sure you’re learning all of the newest things people are looking for with their projects.
This is where reading blogs comes into play and having a list of “go to” blogs to always check on.
I have my own personal list of “go to” blogs when I’m on my business building explorations (below) and you should to.
Running a freelance business isn’t different from any other business really – the more good info you have access to the more you can learn and implement to see more income and success!
What makes a good freelancer? I often ask myself this, I think it’s a GREAT question. But the problem with this question, is that it doesn’t really have a 100% perfect answer. All freelancers are different and manage their businesses different.
But there are some things that will make ANY freelancer in any field a “good” freelancer. See, just being able to design, install, create or manipulate something very well doesn’t make you a “good” freelancer.
It makes you a talented and creative person, but not a “Good” freelancer.