Freelancing requires you to think outside the box.

Imagination and creativity are your best tools in problem-solving, especially when coming up with solutions to your client’s concerns.

But there are days when you run out of bright ideas. No matter what you do, the bulb just doesn’t light up. So what do you do then?

Creativity Hacks for Freelancers

This week, we give you some cool hacks on how to improve your creativity. Check out an article that challenges your strategy in running your freelancing business. Learn all about Winston Churchill’s secret to successful time management. Grow your audience through Medium. Get creative strategies from an NYT best-selling author and add ten awesome books to your must read list.

1. Article

Freelancing is serious business, despite what others might think.

Most newbies would think freelancing is a way out of the corporate cycle. But in reality, it’s so much more. Freelancing is a business model where you sell and market your specialized skill set.

In this article, writer, content editor, and freelancer Virginia Bautista shares her tips on freelancing. She also talks about the kind of mindset you should have as a business owner and how you can manage and plan your acquired projects.

2. Time Management Tips

Winston Churchill claims that he can do a day and a half work in just 24 hours.

He stays in bed for half a day and spends his time playing chess with his wife. He also has dinner parties at night and naps for at least an hour every afternoon.

Yet he still managed to lead Britain to victory during World War 2.

Want to see how he did it? Read more from Inc.com as they talk about Winston Churchill’s daily habits and how consistency helped him get more done. 

3. Tools and Resources 

The goal of publishing content is to drive more people to your website. But it can be difficult to do, especially with all the noise on the web.

So how do you drive traffic to your website? Try publishing content on Medium.

Unlike other platforms, Medium subscribers actually read content that you put out there. Publishing content on it gives you more exposure to audiences as well as publishers who are looking for fresh content.

See more about the benefits of creating and publishing your content on Medium from Problogger.com.

4. Podcast

Listen to Tim Ferris and Cheryl Strayed as they talk about the creative process for writing, mortality, and poop.

Cheryl is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, Wild. She also has two NYT best sellers, Tiny Beautiful thingsBrave Enough and Torch. Her essays were also published in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, The Washington Posts Magazine, Vogue, and the list goes on.

Listen to the full interview as they talk about death and dying, how to handle difficult emotions, and how the best travel stories come to be.

5. Book Recommendations

Now and then we steer away from business books and find some good reads for leisure.

Blogger  lists 10 Must Read Fiction Books for the Self-Employed. Here he talks about the benefits of getting a fresh perspective at problem-solving as inspired by the larger-than-life characters in these books.

Get nuggets of wisdom from all time favorites like The Great Gatsby, The Financier, The Alchemist and more.

Click here to read all about it.

 

Got more to add to our list? We’d love to hear from you! Read more articles and resources here.

 

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.