Startup Stories: This Freelancer Life

This Freelancer Life logo

Tell us about your entrepreneurial product or service.
‘This Freelancer Life’ is founded by freelancers for freelancers. We all have a different story, but we all share similarities such as balancing work and life, wanting to score the best jobs (without putting the ‘free’ in freelancing!) , wanting to get ahead or simply needing to get the bills paid without worrying. This is the magazine to delve into tips and resources for all of that, including interviews and showcases of the amazing talent in the freelancing community. The magazine will be launched in early July on iPad, iPod, and Android, for only $0.99 an issue.

What inspired you to launch your business idea?
For about four months, I’ve been leading the digital magazine Online Footprint at the digital marketing agency I’m a freelance admin for. I realized that I was very good at collaborating on an end product, as well as writing content and managing teams.

A friend of mine said “You should start your own magazine” to me one day, and automatically the defenses went up – I didn’t have any time! Then I realized how much time I was spending on working on things like cross-stitching that made no difference to anyone else, and that time could be put to use with a magazine that could cater to America’s new workforce. Freelancing has become such an integral part of me, and everyone has always told me that I have such a story to tell the world. Well world, here we are.

What problem does your business or organization solve?
This Freelancer Life tries to adjust the imbalance that a stressful work life with heavy workloads and multiple deadlines can cause. This type of work life threatens physical and mental health, and can destroy relationships around you. Our whole mission is to improve the work-life balance for freelancers to help them live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

What has been your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur and how are you working to overcome it?
My biggest challenge has been my own faith in myself. I keep trying not to get excited because I don’t want to be disappointed if it doesn’t happen for me, but sometimes stifling good things like excitement can sometimes lead to doubt. I’m a work in progress; as most people are, with self-confidence. So that was honestly and truly the hardest thing to overcome was my own insecurities about myself. I have to constantly assert to myself that what I have built so far has the possibility for greatness, and only a great person can create greatness.

Give us one word that people might use to describe you.
Creative

How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
I’ve been following Tweets from Project Eve for years, and have been implementing their tips for over a year in my own projects!

Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry or startup story.
Make sure that you have a team that is extremely dedicated to your mission and vision. Without that, you have absolutely no basis to set any goals, and your project will crumble.

Company: This Freelancer Life

Website: http://www.thisfreelancerlife.com

Follow my organization on social media here:
@freelancer_life
https://www.facebook.com/thisfreelancerlife

Please submit your story to the largest archive of entrepreneurial startup stories in the world so, together, we can motivate women in business to think beyond traditional boundaries, support one another, embrace change and view challenges as opportunities. Whether you are a small business owner, a freelancer, a serial entrepreneur, own an online business, operate a storefront on Main Street, or even moonlight with an amateur blog our 500,000+ community would like to hear your Startup Story! Answer seven short questions to create a blog of your story today!

99 COMMENTS

  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely rarely should i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail about the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is an element that insufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am delighted we came across this during my look for something with this.

  2. 33356 575797Most beneficial gentleman speeches and toasts are produced to enliven supply accolade up to the wedding couple. Newbie audio system the attention of loud crowds need to always take into consideration typically the fantastic norm off presentation, which is their private. greatest man speaches 433168

  3. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also…I am happy to find numerous useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  4. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web site in web explorer, could test this… IE still is the marketplace chief and a huge section of people will pass over your excellent writing because of this problem.

  5. Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  6. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am happy to find a lot of useful information here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  7. Hi there, You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.

  8. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  9. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to give something again and aid others such as you helped me.

  10. I was just looking for this information for a while. After six hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your web site. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this kind of informative web sites in top of the list. Usually the top sites are full of garbage.

  11. Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I love the knowledge you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome site!

  12. Hey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and excellent design.

  13. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any support is very much appreciated.

  14. I must convey my admiration for your kind-heartedness for men and women who really want guidance on this one idea. Your special commitment to getting the solution throughout had become unbelievably insightful and has consistently permitted girls like me to achieve their ambitions. Your own valuable tutorial implies so much to me and a whole lot more to my fellow workers. Thanks a ton; from everyone of us.

  15. excellent points altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you recommend in regards to your post that you made a few days ago? Any positive?

  16. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all. But just imagine if you added some great photos or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of the most beneficial in its niche. Superb blog!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here