Being an independent contractor comes with many benefits, from flexible hours and work schedules to the freedom to do what you love as your career. One of the not-so-great things about working as a freelancer is the lack of support to help protect you. With over five years of freelance experience under my belt, I have dealt with scammers, abusive clients, boundary pushers, and just downright bullies. So to spare you from some of the headaches I went through, here are my top 5 ways to protect yourself as a freelancer:
Have you ever thought that becoming a virtual assistant might be for you, but maybe you felt overwhelmed by how to start? We’ve been there! We could probably dedicate an entire book to everything we’ve learned since starting First Pick, but here is a helpful summary:
You probably lend a moderate amount of mental energy to your morning routine, but your evening routine is just as important! Especially for those of us who work from home, it’s important to be intentional about how you end your workday. Giving yourself the time, space, and opportunity to rejuvenate ensures you can begin each day with productive energy. Here are a few ideas for how to upgrade your end of day ritual:
Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!