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Productivity For Dummies by Ciara Conlon

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Chapter 16

The Productive Freelancer

In This Chapter

arrow Setting up as a freelancer

arrow Finding out how, when and what to outsource

arrow Creating and managing a virtual team

Working as a freelancer can be a rewarding career change. No more boss to disturb your creative flow, no workmates disturbing your focus. But with the freedom of freelancing comes a particular set of challenges. That boss no longer checking up on you may mean you relax a little more than you should. The workmates who interrupt you sometimes helped you to brainstorm and get motivated. As a freelancer, when your productivity drops, your income does, too. In this chapter, I show you how to be a productive freelancer and never have to do water cooler chit chat again.

Getting the Basics Right

Whether you’re setting out for the first time or are a seasoned freelancer, getting the basics right is key. From creating a productive work environment to setting boundaries to scheduling your work, this section has you covered.

Creating a productive work environment

As a freelancer, you want to create an environment that fosters both creativity and productivity. Many people think that clean, organised surroundings aren’t compatible ...

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