It’s been a few weeks since posting.
After finishing V1.0 of the course, I decided to take a few weeks to catch up with friends back home in the UK before travelling to the South of France.
So, what better way to come back into the fold of the blog than with a photo essay now that my travels are back under way?
Continue reading Photo Essay: First Week in Curnier, South of France
Do you find it difficult to get work? Sometimes perhaps? After all, freelance work is competitive.
When people ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a freelancer, I often get the following response:
“Wow, I hear that’s really competitive. Must be tough!”
It’s a common misconception. Even among freelancers…
Continue reading How to be a Freelancer with Little Competition (Guide)
What’s the longest you’ve ever been away from home?
If you spent months or even years of several hours per day sitting under palm trees on tropical beaches, sand between your toes, sipping coconuts and working in a more relaxed way, how might that change your perspective on life?
And what about extended time spent with wildly different cultures than those you grew up with?
Unless you’ve done it, I guess it’s tough to say. But I can assure you that the results are positive.
Continue reading 15 Famous Travel Quotes & My Lessons from 2 Years in SE Asia
In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker visited the planet Dagobah seeking Master Yoda to learn the ways of the Jedi Knight.
During his training, young Skywalker attempted to lift his submerged X-wing fighter from the murky swamp using The Force.
It was a big job, no doubt, and the X-wing proved too heavy. And honestly, I can really relate to that.
For example, sometimes when I look at large pile of stinking dishes partially submerged in sinkwater, it just looks too big to manage…
Continue reading How to Get Started On Any Project & Build Momentum
Okay, the title says “no” regrets. Maybe you’ll have a few minor ones that creep up on you with the occasional wince-inducing flashback.
But the real question is, how many of those serious, major, heartbreaking life regrets will you have by the time it’s too late to do anything about them?
Specifically, how many of those highlighted in a meta-analysis conducted by Prof Neal J. Roese of the Kellogg School of Management and Dr. Amy Summerville of Miami University? (Sources below).
Continue reading Travel, Freelance, Science: How to Live Life with No Regrets
I’m a firm believer that your primary goal as a freelancer should be one thing.
And that is, to position yourself in a way that lets you secure new, high-paying clients easily.
That position is a place I like to call, “the land of milk and honey”. Good things happen in the land of milk and honey. The sun shines. The food is delicious. The milk is delivered promptly and with Long Island iced teas on the side.
It’s a pleasant place to spend your time.
Continue reading How to Find Freelance Clients Consistently & Profitably
You know that feeling you get where you’re sitting down, staring at a blank screen or paper, frozen by some particularly unpleasant blend of indecision, anxiety and/or doubt?
Yeah, me too.
And this article is a practical method developed to fix the problem. Whether it’s the above, or a flat-out writers block, this is a great way to remedy it.
Continue reading Hacking Writers Block: Feel the Fear & Hack it Anyway
UPDATE: Just a quick update, this is the testimonial scored from the gig that this case study follows. Hope you enjoy the article. Please share it on social media if it helps you out. Remember, for this approach to work, you must genuinely care about producing real results for your clients.
At some point in your life, you decided to become a freelance writer, or some other freelance profession. And you know what? It was a pretty smart move.
You can travel the world or work from home and you don’t have to answer to someone who makes David Brent from The Office seem so frighteningly real.
There’s just one teensy problem.
You’re not getting paid enough for your work because you feel like you have to low-ball your rates just to score a gig.
Continue reading Case Study: How to Be a Freelance Writer & Earn $50+/hr
The idea of setting up as a freelancer and backpacking around the world for years at a time is enough to give most people butterflies. That glorious feeling of tingling anticipation occupying some elusive space between the chest and stomach can get pretty intense.
It was certainly like that for me before I left.
If you’re reading this article right now, there’s a good chance you’re at least considering firing your boss and/or booking a ticket to some faraway place for remote work and a major life reset.
It’s also likely you’ve heard how such global gallivanting can change you for the better, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and a bunch of other words that end with two L’s and a Y.
As someone who’s been travelling for around three years so far, I can assure you that the hype is very real. And while serendipity is indeed a noble pursuit, there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned heads-up about one or two things before you leave.
Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Backpacking Around the World