3 Reasons Why You Should Not Undercharge as a New Freelancer

Just starting out as a new freelancer comes with its own unique challenges: from working independently without anyone prompting you, to writing proposals and cover letters just to get considered for jobs, to hoping that clients pay you fairly when you’re hired… You are always going to have things to consider while embracing the freelancing journey. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Not Undercharge as a New Freelancer”

The Importance of Creating Your Ideal Schedule

If my friends and family were to tell you anything about it, it would likely be that I am maybe just slightly obsessed with the idea of time management. I started working from home for a variety of reasons. At first, I fell into the idea of “working whenever.” That quickly proved to be more stressful than what anyone is led to believe. With time and constant revision, eventually I came up with my ideal schedule. Continue reading “The Importance of Creating Your Ideal Schedule”

Top Platforms to Help Keep Your Important Files Safe & Secured

Whether you work from home full time or part time, I’m pretty sure you have very important files on your PC and external storage drive that are directly related to the work you do. Sometimes when I browse through the list of files on my PC, I get scared of losing any of them to a system crash, theft, or some undefined problem that causes … Continue reading Top Platforms to Help Keep Your Important Files Safe & Secured

Using Personal Branding to Get Ahead of the Competition

If we played a word association game and asked you to give me the first three words that come to mind about Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, or even Facebook, what would those words be? You may not like every single one of those companies, but chances are you like at least one. And even if you don’t like them, you know the names of them. If you hate all of them, then think about four brands you like and come up with three words to describe each of them.

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4 Productivity Hacks to Supercharge Your Week

Productivity. I’d say it’s probably the biggest buzzword of all time (at least in the business world). Think about it – who wouldn’t want to get more done in less time? After all, then you’d have extra time to devote to the things that really matter and to expand  your business. Here are 4 productivity hacks you can use to really get shit done. Continue reading “4 Productivity Hacks to Supercharge Your Week”

Creating Your Own Culture

Culture is the new employment buzzword. In a nutshell, it encompasses the type of environment people look for when they look for traditional employment. Studies have shown that Millennials, the current largest section of the workforce, want to work for someplace that provides them with more than a paycheck. They want to work somewhere that they enjoy and that makes a difference. A recent article published on Forbes.com discusses how many companies are changing how they do business in order to attract and keep top talent.

You’re thinking, “That’s nice, Robin…but what in the hell does this have to do with self-employment?”

I’ll tell you. It has everything to do with it. You’re both an employer and an employee. Your culture will make or break your experience when you work from home. Continue reading “Creating Your Own Culture”