This is the perfect time of the year to have a fresh look at 2022 and to think of strategies for a better and happier life in 2023. Most of us will make New Year’s resolutions around health and wellbeing. Well, your freelance business is part of that and could provide you with good quality life and work-life balance if you commit to it. So, here are some New Year’s resolutions for freelancers you might wanna consider…
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Work on projects you enjoy
We start our New Year’s resolutions for freelancers with a basic requirement for a work-life balance.
Say “no” more often.
Learn to say no to projects you don’t enjoy. Chances are one of the reasons you started freelancing was to do things you love. But you may find yourself working on missions you find unenjoyable, with terrible clients,… afraid of not making money.
It is time in 2023 to stop trying to do everything otherwise you might end up burning out.
So, stop working on projects that don’t interest you. Set boundaries with your clients. See the red flags and work with clients within your niche.
Choose your dream project and aim for it!
Make investing in yourself a priority
Investing in your education can be key to your success as a freelancer.
Consider investing time into learning a new skill.
Invest in self-education and continue growing as a professional.
Especially in the digital world, companies are looking for someone who has competitive skills.
So ask yourself how you can develop your abilities. Focus on the hard skills that are the most important for your career and don’t forget about soft skills.
If you do so and apply the other tips below, you shouldn’t wait long before you can apply them.
Being productive is about working smart. Managing your time will help you plan for future assignments.
In order to increase productivity, you’ve got to be efficient. Maybe you should consider outsourcing some tasks and create a set of templates to simplify your work and free yourself some time to work on more important things.
With a clear mind, you can accomplish more, so get your freelance business as organized as possible.
Find out our secret for more focus and productivity in this article.
Develop a strategy to financial success
The end of 2022 is the perfect time to evaluate your freelance finances and create a new year business plan.
Take the time to define your financial goals.
– What does financial success means to me?
– Are my rates good enough?
– Do I have to make adjustments?
And last but not least, make sure you have a solid contract and get paid on time.
Most freelancers use financial softwares to make invoicing and payments easier. There are some free softwares like WaveApps that can help you handle those admin tasks.
Develop an online marketing strategy that works
If you want to grow an online business make sure you make the most of social media in 2023.
Maybe it’s time to develop your digital marketing skills and to build an online strategy that works.
Get to know your audience, their needs. Observe the trends and highlight your brand.
Stay active on socials and get noticed by your target client.
Take care of yourself, also at work
Sitting all day represents many risks for your health. So while working at a desk make sure you take breaks trough the day and that you don’t spend more time than necessary on screens. Adjust your monitor’s height so that it’s at your eyes level. Consider ergonomic keyboards and mouse.
Make sure you check your posture trough the day.
There are some super easy stretches that you could use daily to prevent back problems and neck pain. Plus, this will help you be more focused and productive at work.
Committing to some of those resolutions will definitely help you achieve your goals in 2023. Talking about goals, make sure they really motivate you. Don’t be afraid to dream big but find a strategy to make those achievable.
These were our New Year’s resolutions for freelancers. Once you know what you want and what strategy to apply, dedicate yourself to it.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.”
– Jim Rohn