Freelancing in Berlin

over 9 years ago from Paul Bamford, Freelance Digital Designer -

  • Hugo FernandesHugo Fernandes, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Paul, I've been freelancing since November 2011. Let me share with you some things I learned during this period:

    • You're now a business man. Think like it.

    • You'll have to have some selling skills. But always stay true to yourself.

    • Avoid distraction (email, facebook, etc) if you want to have the work done.

    • Reward yourself with that distractions. I use the Pomodoro Technique to manage those reward minutes ( Focus Booster ).

    • Make a separate bank account and take your salary from there, leaving the remain untouchable.

    • Delegate.

    • And most important, learn to say no.

    One last thing. This book literally changed my life as a freelancer. Please, read it. Breaking The Time Barrier

    Wish you all the luck. And don't give easely. It takes time and perserverance to succeed.


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