1. Meet Other People
……As Sean has described it to me, the problem is that for most of the people inside the coworking spaces he’s tried and settled for, the offer is little more than a low-cost, low-commitment office that lets him get out of the house. He didn’t want more services or facilities to be more productive. He didn’t need nicer furniture to be more comfortable or even free coffee to be productive.
Freelancing can be a liberating and lucrative career decision for many people. You get to decide whom you work with and whom you do not, set your own rates and decide when you want to work and where. However, many things come as a surprise to new freelancers, especially when it comes to money. Here are five financial tips to help you keep your freelance career running smoothly:
A few weeks ago, I realised I wasn’t happy with my relationship with technology. I wanted to be more present with my children but found myself distracted by the chimes and buzzes of my smartphone more often than not.
My oldest daughter starts her first year of school in the late summer and I am expecting to deliver our third child a few weeks after that. I knew how busy our lives would be in a few short months, and if I didn’t pay attention the season would slip through my fingers.
4. Five Freelancing Pro 'Tings'
This week we share five people who we have been following and learning from in the world for freelancing and “working for yourself’ for a few years.
Next week we start a five-part blog; see who we are getting our tips from….!
5. A Word From Our Fridge*
Did you know that OLIO means ‘a miscellaneous collection of things’ (as well as ‘olive oil’ in Italian and ‘little green monster’ in Finnish!). Well, that miscellaneous collection has got a little more miscellaneous, as we’ve decided to extend our sharing ways beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home, with the introduction of our non-food tab.
*Come and check out the Olio Fridge @Work Hubs!
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