When most people think about preparing for their own death, they inevitably think about creating a will… it is sort of the default consideration regarding death planning. Of course, there is no question that creating a will is an enormously important step, and one that is ignored by far too many people who simply do not want to think about death. However, in the modern technological world there are many other considerations beyond a simple final will and testament!
For example, a significant percentage of people also do not take the time to consider the online world when they are planning for their passing. Today there is an enormous amount of information, property, finances and other important considerations that are found only online. Each of these elements must be appropriately planned for in order to confirm the appropriate utilisation and management of them after your death.
Certainly there are many of us out there seeking jobs. Either we were laid off or just can’t stand our employers and their weird take on employee’s rights or practice of the Peter Principle and the promotion of serial incompetents and mental patients. In job searches for those who aim higher than the food service industry, the search usually entails recruiters. After God made the weasel, rat, leech and lawyer, the recruiter appeared, which is another explanation of the extinction of the dinosaurs and other species.
Over the past couple of years I have noticed a trend among the jobs I have fielded through recruiters – “bait and switch.” They call about a position and salary that makes one’s mouth water and keeps an erection for days or weeks, depending on how fast the process goes until the truth comes out.
There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. If you can take pictures of people on black-and-white films by artificial light, you should be able to tackle color portraiture successfully too.
When it comes to creativity then there is no limitation on resources. Here we talking about indoor photography. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment and perfect timing.
Remember that anxious feeling you got when you were assigned an essay or project in college, and the crushing pressure to get a good grade? It was never a good feeling, was it? Thinking about the amount of work and data-crunching that would be needed scared the hell out of me. More often than not, students procrastinated until the deadline approached and then rushed through the project, later realizing that their grades suffered as a result.
Wondering what this has to do with setting short-term goals? The planning required to complete a research project is comparable to what is required to reach your objectives as a freelancer. Being a freelancer means running a business: you are accountable for both the profits and losses of this business. And setting short-term goals keeps your business on track.
As a freelancer, you are free to put your feet up and work, if that’s what gets your creative juices flowing. Yet it takes talent, business savvy, commitment and time to be a successful freelancer.
Freelancers are always in search of some work, so that they can earn something by rendering their services to people from the comforts of their home. Most of us read a lot about productivity, marketing, pricing, customer service, and these aspects of business are all important. But it’s also important to enjoy the work that you do.
Putting most of your focus on acquiring a decent clientele is vital if you want to establish and grow a freelance business.