Starting a new business or making the move into becoming a full-time freelancer is bold and exciting step but you’ll have to make sure that you avoid distractions if your venture is to be a success.
Unlike in a normal job, where you have someone standing over you and telling you what needs to be done, you are your own boss and sometimes this can lead to the freelancers’ enemy – procrastination.
This can particularly be the case if you work from home because you’ve got all your comforts around you, making it easy to put off working in favour of doing other things.
But how do you get around this problem?
Well, a good idea is to make a list of all the things you need to do each day and set yourself a deadline for each.
Turning off your phone and making sure your family is aware you’re working and should not be disturbed are also advisable.
Working in a way in which you’re not distracted is the best way to get the creative juices flowing.
After all, for many freelancer workers your ability to come up with new ideas can be the difference between making enough money to live or not.
It’s also important to remain upbeat about your work. The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) recently pointed out that a fear of rejection from potential clients is another factor which can limit your creativity.
Of course, they’ll be times when your ideas are knocked back. But it’s important to remain positive and not let the experience put you off approaching other potential clients with gusto.
Indeed, that lucrative contract you’ve been hoping for could be just a phone call away.
Once you’ve got all the distractions out of the way and nailed that perfect contract, the only other thing you’ll have to consider is arranging professional accountancy services.