Some of the joys of Freelancing, is the freedom in time, resources, wardrobe, and being one's own boss. However, with that often comes some other challenges not faced in a traditional job. However, with proper planning and practice, these challenges are able to be overcome and allow for that path toward success, professionally and personally.
A1: I like working at my own pace, but it is imperative I set tasks and deadlines for myself for everything. #SocialCafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) October 10, 2012
There are different opinions on how to promote oneself online. The key is to find what works for you, in promotion. What works for one person may not be the best for another, depending on their business model. The key is to find that something that works well for YOU and keep working it.
A2: Every single service/program/social media outlet you can find.There is no limit to what to add your profile to. #SocialCafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) October 10, 2012
There are so many social networks available online that it is impossible to devote 24 hours to any one network, let alone all of them. Again, it comes down to finding which networks bring the most traffic and work the best for your product or service. And, watch the timewasters. It is certainly fun to hang out on the social networks, but keep those goals, objectives, and deadlines in mind so you don't look up from Facebook and ask "What happened?"
Many times I initiate a conversation on Facebook, but get answers and responses on Twitter.I don't have to post same question #SocialCafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) October 10, 2012
Positive attitude is so important in the "Keeping On" department. Don't let the negative get you down. In fact, don't listen to the negative, but rather, focus on the positive and surround yourself with positive people.
A: I never approach anything negatively and always have professionalism, you need thick skin and don't let things get you down. #SocialCafe— Justin Germino (@dragonblogger) October 10, 2012
All in all, freelancing can be a very rewarding experience and worth the run at it. Have a plan, surround yourself with positive people and go for it!
I didn't get notice of the chat. Where are the alerts posted? #socialcafe— Missy Diaz (@SuperBlogga) October 10, 2012
This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Freelancing.
This Twitter Chat and Party is for freelancers, with cool prizes! We are going to help you with ideas that you could use to generate income for yourself. Let's talk profits and successful case studies.
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