The Benefits of Freelancing: 6 Reasons to Become a Freelancer Today 50

the joys and benefits of freelancing

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The joys and benefits of freelancing become more and more popular and desired.

We live in a world full of possibilities the Internet gives us. It’s all up to us whether we’ll do our research, get out there online and connect with the right people, be passionate about the work we do and hustle long enough to turn it into our career.
A freelance job gives you all the freedom and independence you can ask for.

Here’s what you get:

1. You do what you’re good at.

At a regular job you can’t really show your talent, and often need to work on things you don’t like and which you find difficult or boring.
But in the digital world you can easily do only what you’re good at, and become even better.

We can all reach the top of any field if we’re consistent, don’t let distractions get in the way, master a skill and constantly gain specific knowledge and experience.
And being a freelancer gives you that chance.

2. You decide when to work.

You can create your own hours by doing remote work online. There may still be deadlines depending on the project and the needs of the client, but still it’s up to you to organize your day in a way that looks best.

3. You work in the comfort of your home.

No need for commuting, or spending time in an office and being in an environment full of stress.
You’ll be at home, or at the nearest café if you want to. You can also do it while traveling. And basically enjoy the laptop lifestyle in any corner of the world.

Such freedom is priceless!

4. You can increase the workload when you wish.

You can take up new projects whenever you feel like. Or say no to a client if you’re not satisfied with the way things are going.

A regular 9-to-5 job often gives you more than you can handle, or the opposite – doesn’t let you be productive and start working on something new when you feel inspired.
But be a freelancer and you have all the work you want.

5. The ultimate flexibility.

You have time for other important things in life like family, side projects, travel and free time activities, without having to be stuck in an office for 8 hours.

In fact, you can even complete your work at night if you’re a night owl or can’t go to sleep sometimes, and thus be free the following day.
Everything’s possible. You can do what you’re good at – design, write, code, etc. – at any moment.

6. You can start today.

Do it on the side first, do your research, form relationships, look out for opportunities.
Then, start doing it for free if you have to so that you build your portfolio. And once you start making money, pay more attention to it.

When you get to the point where you make as much as your salary, quit your job and dedicate your time to being a full-time freelancer.

What’s more, you can make a lot of money, you keep learning, becoming more popular and experienced in your field, get feedback, have long-term clients who recommend you to others, and so on.

If you feel like taking action now, check out Rocklance. It literally takes second to sign up and it’s free.

I’m a freelance writer. I signed up yesterday and a few hours later I had a job offer.

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10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning 15

10 Things Uber Successful People Do in the Morning

Who doesn’t want to be successful? Whatever our purpose in life may be, we want to achieve success with it. Although success is usually perceived as career growth, it also encompasses personal growth. These two things go together.

So what can we do to reach the personal and professional growth of uber successful people? Maybe we can imitate some of their habits. Their morning rituals, in particular, set the pace of the day.

Did you know that the way you start your mornings affects your entire day?

You probably felt that, but guess what: science proves it as a fact, too.

In a study called “Waking up on the wrong side of the bed: start-of-workday mood, work events, employee affect, and performance,” researchers found that whatever the mood of workers was during the morning, they preserved it throughout the entire day.

So if you start off in a good mood, you have greater chances of having a great day. That’s why morning routines are so important.

Let’s learn from the ultra successful people, shall we? How do they start their mornings?

What The Most Successful Do in The Morning

1. Spend Time with the Partner.

relationships

As we said, success is not only about professional achievements. It also means having the right person by your side.

Take Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan as an example. They are both crazy successful, and they are definitely happy to have each other.

Waking up next to the person you love makes every morning special. Appreciate that moment. Have a coffee together. Talk. Be glad you’re there for each other.

2. Mindfulness.

Yes; mindfulness is a habit.

Successful people are always busy. Can you imagine a hectic morning with dozens of urgent email messages, business partners calling, and the kids yelling? And they are still in their pajamas! That’s why they practice mindfulness.

Researchers from The University of Sydney found that mindfulness reduces work-related stress and improves the mood at work. That’s why successful people always seem ready to deal with any situation.

So how do you practice mindfulness in the morning?

Just wake up. Take few deep breaths. Be aware of the present moment. Be aware of the responsibilities the day ahead will bring. Relax, and tell yourself that you’re ready.

3. Plan the Day.

A good plan will set you on the right track.

Plan your tasks for the day in the morning. When you have such an outline, it will be easier to handle all responsibilities. You’ll know you’ll have time for all tasks.

If you realize there’s not enough time, you should plan how to outsource. If, for example, you cannot complete a business report, you can hire assignment masters to write or edit it for you.

4. Exercise.

I know; it’s a cliché. However, it’s also an activity that works.

Physical exercise makes you fitter, but it also makes you happierWhen you’re done with your morning exercise ritual, you feel at ease, and things start to clear up.

Most successful people exercise. Hillary Clinton does yoga. Obama works out for 45 minutes six days per week. Mark Cuban does cardio fitness. Follow their example!

5. Practice Patience.

Too many things ahead? If your schedule is busy, you’ll be eager to get things done ASAP. The morning is the period of the day when you should practice patience. Relax.

You already made a plan. There’s time for everything. You’ll get through the day. For now, cherish this precious moment of morning relaxation.

6. Juice Up.

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It’s no wonder why so many celebrities are into the latest juice detox trend. Healthy juices give you valuable nutrients and make you feel more energized.

Have a different juice every single morning. Sure, the juicer will take some cleaning after, but the juice will certainly give you enough energy for that.

7. Eat Breakfast.

You saw this coming, didn’t you?

Uber successful people know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s even better when it’s healthy.

Yes; the juice can be your breakfast, but it won’t make you feel full for long. If you don’t intend to have a standard breakfast, pack some fruit for work. A banana and an apple are mandatory!

8. Hydrate.

Have a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Hydration is essential for the way your entire system functions.

9. Be With the Right People.

In Tools of Titans, author Timothy Ferriss refers to a so-called “five chimps theory” in zoology. According to that theory, you can predict the behavior of any chimp if you analyze the five chimps they usually hang out with.

There’s a lot of wisdom in that theory. When you surround with nervous people, you’re nervous, too. When you surround yourself with positive characters, you reflect good vibes, too.

The first people you contact in the morning will set the mood for your day. Choose them carefully.

10. Celebrate Achievements.

When you wake up with a positive mindset, you’ll boost your chances of spending a good day.

Instead of thinking about all obstacles ahead, you should take time to think about all achievements you’ve made towards your current goals. This appreciation will convince you that you’re on the right track.

When we sum things up, all these morning habits of the ultra successful people seem pretty simple, don’t they?

However, it takes tons of persistence and commitment to stay true to them. Start by making small steps. Pick few of these activities and repeat them every day, until they turn into habits.   

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Cathy Baylis is a personal growth expert who writes insightful articles that motivate and challenge others. She has worked as a writer for a little over a decade now, and owns several blogs that she updates on her free time.