How to avoid burning out as a freelancer
Freelancing can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Work gradually consumes too much of your time — you discover you don't have time to spend with friends and family, you neglect your hobbies, and so on. Burnout is commonly associated with the corporate sector, but it also affects freelancers. What you can do about it is as follows.
Freelancing is a lot of fun. You have the independence to work from anywhere. You have complete control over your schedule. You also have some freedom to pick the type of work you wish to accomplish. There's no bother and no fuss.
Fiverr is a Freelancing platform that has a simple seeming system for pricing and earning. When it first set out, gigs were set at $5, hence the name. Fiverr kept $1 and passed the rest on to the seller. Of course, with time, more complex jobs have been added and sellers have advanced in levels and can now charge hundreds of dollars for some gigs.
Fiverr uses a system of levels to help buyers to know what sort of seller they are approaching, and also to give the buyers a sense of achievement and something to strive to obtain and hold onto. There are a number of requirements to achieve each level and some rewards for achieving them.
With many people suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic, finding multiple alternatives to traditional income sources is more important than ever. For those with a creative lean, Patreon offers a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the interest and support of fans of your work. We’re going to take a look at how to set up your Patreon page and optimise it to ensure that your page members know what it is they are supporting and in turn improve the likelihood of them choosing to follow and support you.
What is Patreon?
Patreon (which is a play on the word patron) is a website where creators can receive support from their fans, either by receiving a monthly subscription, or a payment per project. In exchange for donations, creators provide their patrons with a range of rewards. This can take the form of early access to creative content, special gifts or a simply thank you. We cover some examples of reward ideas on our article: What is Patreon?