Adventures in the Gig Economy

How to Set Client Boundaries as a Freelancer

When you work as an employee servicing customers at a traditional company, your boundaries are defined for you. You go to work at a certain time, you have a set number of hours to deliver responses to clients, and clients pay based on a contract that’s already established. But when you make the shift to doing freelance work, you now …

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Month 6: Halfway already??

Month 6 Gig Status Overview Wow.  I honestly cannot believe I’ve been at this gig economy thing for the last six months.  As I’ve said many times in the past few months, this has been an incredibly rewarding yet humbling and challenging experience.  I have developed a whole new level of respect for self-employed people.  Even more respect for those …

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Grammarly Review: A Freelancer’s Dream Come True

Ahh, the rules of grammar. I before E, except after C (or when sounding like “ay” as in neighbor or weigh) A semicolon joins two independent clauses; a colon introduces a series of elements: magnesium, phosphorous, calcium. Commas separate clauses joined by coordinating conjunctions, but you already knew that. We had these rules of the road, so to speak, drilled …

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Fiverr Review: My Experience as a Seller

I joined Fiverr* as a freelancer in April of 2020.  As someone who was 100% new to the freelance scene with a handful of marketable skills, I found Fiverr to be a great place to gain experience and determine if my offerings can sell. As with all platforms that connect freelancers and clients, there are positives and negatives to selling …

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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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