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Balance Between Being a Mom and a Freelancer

You can find much satisfaction in stopping the tiring grind of the morning to evening and taking your career and life into your own hands as a freelancer. If you feel creatively subdued and intellectually imprisoned by a dull day job and wish that you could earn a living while doing something you love on your terms, or better still if you are a stay at home mom looking too make extra money in your free time, freelancing can be a helping hand. But the balance can be hard to achieve when you have children and a load of parental duties and responsibilities. Probably, you have friends who freelance and they encourage you to do it but there are some things that they will probably not tell you.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job Yet
Freelancers entirely depend on developing and expanding their portfolio with various clients who will keep them afloat with work and build these relationships may take much time. Quitting your job to start freelancing is a great idea, but you risk your risks if this is the only source of income. The safer option is to establish your online presence, do the job you can when you have free time whenever you are at your most creatively prolific and eventually build your work portfolio along with your client base.

Your Most Essential Skill is Confidence
Belief in what you capable of doing is the most marketable quality. Your confidence is what makes your clients entrust their money and resources to you and ensure that they feel that they are settling for the best deal. For emerging freelancers this can be tricky as they are still growing in confidence and often that they could be exposed as talentless frauds at any moment. You must believe in your skills, knowledge, and abilities and as you grow in experience you become more and more desirable.

Avoid Taxes Becoming a Nightmare
Hiring a tax lawyer and accountant saves you more money than it costs and can ensure that you are not overspending on tax. It is also essential to ensure that you keep updating your income and business expenditure on a weekly or monthly basis to avoid getting caught up in a tax nightmare come April.

Be Disciplined
Managing freelancing commitments alongside parental obligations can be challenging. You need to work along set hours and either setting up a home office or working away from home. You cannot afford to be changing diapers or doing something else in the middle of a conference call or when a deadline is coming up soon.

Know how to Chase for Your Payments
After your work is done and invoices sent, it can take some time before you receive the payments. Learn how to chase after your money without having to badge the clients.

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