Every week or so I post stories about freelancing that I find interesting. Let’s start by looking at a couple of articles from Freelance Folder and Flying Solo about something few freelancers talk, or even think about in my experience. What happens when things don’t go to plan?
Freelancing Problems–What Can Go Wrong? http://freelancefolder.com/freelancing-problems-what-can-go-wrong/
The Soloist’s Sick Day http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/live-smarter/health-and-wellbeing/the-soloists-sick-day
I’m a big fan of setting up your computer with two or more displays. Microsoft’s article Work and play better with multiple monitors talks about the productivity benefits. I’m currently using three screens with the one computer. It’s incredibly convenient when I’m working on a story where I have several browser windows and sets of interview notes to review. In the old days we’d just spread the sheets of paper across the desk. But expanding your desktop achieves the same thing electronically.
Finally, Homepreneurs shares some Easy Steps for Making a Small Home Business and Threshold Consulting discusses Developing your personal brand. This is something all sole traders, freelancers and small businesses need to think about.