How To Protect Yourself - Strategies To Put In Place As An Independent Freelancer
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:
At some point in every entrepreneur’s career, they have to make the shift from start-up to growth phase. An essential part of any business is growth, very rapid growth can prove catastrophic but steady growth allows you to scale up, hire well, and focus on the financial details.
When running a small business, you are often the employee, boss, worker, admin, billing specialist, customer service, product maker, and everything in-between (trust me I know it!) When you can’t spare a second in your day between all of these different roles, business strategy and growth often falls to the wayside.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with holiday orders, customer requests, invoicing, or anything in-between? The holidays are a wonderful time of year, meant for celebrating and spending time with your loved ones, attending social events, and enjoying festivities galore. However, for many entrepreneurs, the holidays are often the busiest time of the year thanks to deadlines, work shortages, end-of-year planning, and an influx of product orders. In times like these, it can be incredibly helpful to have a right-hand person to pick up extra tasks and make sure things are getting done so you can get the most out of your holiday season.
Here are our top five ways that a VA can help you take some stress out of this Holiday Season:
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!