Clients seem to always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Clients are often willingly to pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar or even identical product elsewhere for less.
Lots of individuals especially Entrepreneurs enter the professional world thinking that their hard efforts would be instantly recognized. They would never have to really lay out terms or be explicit about what they want. They mistakenly think that it would just be anticipated and understood. That is a nice Theory.
In Real Life you have to be your biggest champion and that is sometimes hard to do. We sort of feel our hard work will just be enough. You just have to get out there:
Voice what you want
• Be assertive
• Do not be afraid of rejection
• Shoot for the stars
• Ask for more
• Step up and get out of your comfort zone
All of that sounds easy but takes a lot and constant practice.
Do not assume
• people will know what you want.
• people will recognize your hard work
Above all DO NOT assume people will translate that into giving you more money or more responsibility.
You have to have the courage to be your own advocate.
No one likes tax season, but unfortunately, you can’t ignore it altogether. And if that was your plan for this year, you could be looking at quite a hefty tax bill. But don’t worry, if you’ve been a bit negligent with your bookkeeping, all is not lost. There are still steps you can take to avoid owing the IRS all of your profits.
Just find the area that best describes the state of your books and I’ll tell you how to proceed.
The perks that come with freelancing are undeniable – flexible hours, being your own boss, choosing your own clients, and developing your career at your own pace.
Being a freelancer can also come with its fair share of challenges. You have to market your own services, manage client expectations, stay on top of bookkeeping, and file taxes as a self-employed professional.
As a freelancer, what can you do to make sure you don’t drop the ball on being financially healthy?