As a freelance writer, I immediately perceived ChatGPT as a threat. Which goes without saying! After all, it is a platform that seems to be able to do the same work, in less time and cheaper. It’s hard to compete with such a platform. But, after analyzing the facts and getting a better understanding of how ChatGPT works, I think I can give a partial answer regarding the impact of Generative AI on freelancers
As a freelancer, you’re the only one responsible for managing and organizing your work day. Unlike salaried employees, your schedule is entirely dependent on you. This is why freelancers sometimes give the impression that they’re…
Freelance status: earning less to live better?
We tend to believe that freelance salaries are always less than standard employee salaries. In fact, we don’t even use the term “salary” and prefer using the term “freelance earnings“. After all, the freelance status…
Why remote work is here to stay
During the last decade, the work environment has slowly been gearing toward remote work. Companies have been adopting softwares and services that allow their processes to run anytime and anywhere. Even though freelancers have been working remotely for a long while, employees were still not ready for the virtual workplace. At least, that’s what we used to think.
Uncertain freelance income is one of the main sources of hesitancy for people who want to get started as freelancers. It’s also the single most common counter argument we are presented when encouraging people to start freelancing. And it’s true. Freelance income is different from a fixed salary. However, for independent workers, this perceived uncertainty of freelance income is not an insurmontable argument.
Acing the freelance interview: a 2 way street
So, you finally got that freelance interview invitation after applying on half a dozen platforms and a lot of different jobs. It’s a big step, but you’re still away from the finish line. Be it…
At some point during one’s freelance career, there is a question that is always asked: “Where do I stand when it comes to freelancer skills?”. Everyone goes through that phase at some point or another. But, it’s mainly people without a “standard” profesional background that are plagued with these doubts.
Understanding Freelance Client Archetypes
Not all clients are cut from the same cloth and I had specific approaches for different types of clients. What I failed to notice, is that not all freelance clients are at the same “level”. Which brings us to this article about client archetypes in the freelancing world.