You’ve GOT TO network: this is one of the basic rules that you must follow as a freelancer. You’ve got to: talk about your work, discuss your work with other people, be curious about what your peers are doing, and push boundaries to meet potential leads at events. I was an introvert when I started freelancing and it took me 2 years to break out of my shell, and once I realized the power of networking, I haven’t been able to stop myself.

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Unfortunately, the lockdown has made it difficult for us to meet in person, and networking events have…

Everywhere over the world businesses have been greatly impacted as the economy has taken a massive hit. Last year, the marketing budgets were already in place when the pandemic hit and businesses managed to stay afloat. This year, thanks to abysmal earnings from 2020, many businesses can not afford to survive another lockdown.

At a grim time like this, not everyone has the heart to continue marketing. Unfortunately, ignoring digital marketing during this pandemic is not a good idea for businesses. …

We’re back to where we were over a year ago, & I’m repeating something I shared back then. Save this post for the bad days 💚

The pandemic has been tough for many of us & I am super grateful that I have been able to work, network & learn during the bad times. Last year, things were tough, but I continued working even during the slow months, without any lay offs, because I was confident I could get work- and I did. Things started picking up on the work front in August 2020, and I was quite happy and…

It was in May of 2012 when someone told me I should try my hand at writing since I ‘expressed my feelings really well on Twitter’ and would ‘do well as a creative writer.’ I laughed off the embarrassment as I realised my colleagues knew of the existence of my Twitter account, where the calm, quiet, shy Protima they knew was an angsty young child facing life one heartbreak at a time. What I thought was a jibe at my social media account turned out to be a prophecy as I hit publish on my first blog post in 2013…

It’s great that you want to partner up with someone for a collaboration. When we come together to share our creativity, community, and ideas, we often end up doing much more than what we could have all alone. But collaborations have to be strategized carefully — there’s more to it than simply approaching someone who has a lot of followers. There are times when people leave behind a simple ‘Let’s collaborate’ message and you can’t help but ignore it. …

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If during this lockdown you’ve not written a novel, or learnt how to cook, or learnt a new language or a new skill, please repeat after us- YOU. ARE. NOT. A. FAILURE. Everyone’s dealing with this lockdown in their own way and while we do have all the extra time to do what we have always wanted to do, it’s completely human to take your time to get to your list. …

I have been freelancing since the age of 24. After 7 years, I feel confident enough to share some of my experiences with others. I’ve faced a whole bunch of situations; from websites that allow you to sign up for free but expect at least 200 articles within a month before you start earning anything to being paid 50p per word, I have unfortunately learned a lot about the freelance world through bad experiences. Today I felt like sharing what I would like to call my freelance commandments to fellow freelancers, because our work and our time matter. …

Connecting with others now is more important than it’s ever been, and community building has continued being the core of what I do with my team, even during the pandemic. Today as a brand, it is more important than ever to listento and connect with your consumers, and it is imperative that the focus shifts from selling to just providing support in whatever way possible. Virtual communities are changing the game and this is what we have been focusing on too.

We have been spending a lot of time on our phones now, so digital content is going to be…

Freelancers and independent workers have been facing a rough time during the lockdown. With so many businesses cutting costs and shutting shop, many digital nomads and freelancers are losing projects as you read this. It’s tough being an independent worker in this crumbling economy...but I like to look at it this way- now that you are in the middle of the storm you might as well fight your way through it.

Here are five ideas that might help you as a freelancer to keep yourself busy, and hopeful for a better future.

1. Support existing clients

Businesses have had to reduce their output, but…

It’s easy to make a list of goals and things that you want to do, but writing down this list is where the work just about begins. Sorry to break it you this way, but it’s only the disciplined ones who can really achieve their goals.

I have grown up in a family that has always kept discipline as the first priority. This is why it has been easy for me to make timetables, schedules, workout plans, investment plans, meal plans and so much more. From a very young age I learned how to be self disciplined, and that has…

Protima Tiwary

Freelance content writer. Entrepreneur. Blogger. An Army brat in pursuit of culinary nirvana.High on love. Gym Rat.Major General Noob. Instagram-dumbbellsndrama

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