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Sorry. I know you worked really hard to break those first four bad habits. Unfortunately, there are a few more – but then perhaps you’re not guilty of any of them? Get ready to score yourself out of ten against these:

You don’t give it your all

Freelancing isn’t the easy option and if you treat it as though it is, eventually your reputation will suffer and your work will dry up.

You forget you’re at work

Freelancing is meant to give you freedom and flexibility, yes – but not the freedom to be lazy and waste hours on the internet.

You don’t plan or organise

Freelancing of any kind usually means that there are deadlines and expectations you must meet. Unless you plan and prioritise your workload, you’re at risk of not meeting these deadlines or fulfilling your clients’ expectations.

You undercharge

There will always be someone out there offering to do more for less.

How did you do? Do you need to completely change the way you work, or are you sitting there smiling smugly, sure that none of these apply to you?

Hmm. It’s easy to start our careers with good intentions, but then let things slip once there’s work coming in regularly. So don’t rest on your laurels; take the time to do a regular self-audit, so that these bad habits don’t creep into your work life unnoticed!

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Karl Bilby

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