Freelancers have to face many challenges: how to focus and avoid distractions, how much to ask for their work, defining their strategy… These can sometimes be overwhelming and prevent you from paying attention to the important stuff.
But you’re lucky because there are many books that will teach you how to overcome such obstacles! In this article, you’ll find a list of 5 books that will help you grow your freelance career, along with some other interesting reads that you can flip through for fun. And guess what? They’re all available for borrowing in the Locus library!
The Czech Republic is one of the best countries in Europe to be registered as a freelancer in terms of tax benefits. In a recent post, we highlighted the main advantages and disadvantages of being a freelancer. If, after weighing up the pros and cons, you’ve decided that working as a freelancer could be just your cup of tea, and you want to do so in the Czech Republic, here’s a step-by-step guide to getting your trade license or Živnostenský list.
Meet one of our newest members, Drahomira Rezkova! She’s a translator, interpreter, and subtitler (Czech, English, French) and has worked for clients of the likes of Netflix! If you’d like to learn more about her story and this fascinating profession (or if you’re looking for a good translator), check out her interview below.
At the present moment, it’s much more common just to stay at home and get your work done, especially if you are a freelancer and you have to rely only on yourself. However, it comes with a few complications, such as no actual will to be as productive as you would like to be. While working from home, you get distracted by too many things and you can lose interest in your work because it’s normal to rest while you are at home. Or, at least, it’s supposed to be. Read more
Becoming expat can be a big challenge. Even if you have a guarantee of employment waiting for you, it is no less stressful. However, being an expat and a freelancer adds another layer of uncertainty. Imagine there is no company, support network of future colleagues or stable income waiting for you. But, despite all of that, you are 100% certain that freelancing is what you want to do. On top of that, you want to relocate and do it in another country, a very brave move indeed. It would be a wise idea to quickly integrate yourself to keep the momentum of your business. But how exactly do you introduce yourself as a freelancer in your new surroundings?