Try These 12 Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

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In our line of work, we have a lot of new people coming in asking for help. But you know who never has any questions? The people already here. 

If you want to become one of those “already-here” people, it’s not going to happen by accident. It will take a little time and effort on your part to master some basic life hacks that will make your life easier.

Here at labpatrika.com some more information about Hacks to Make Your Life Easier.

For example, here are 12 life hacks every freelancer should know:

1.  Don’t fall for this trap.

If you think all the money you’re making is going to last forever, you’re going to be in for a rude shock. Always plan on how you’ll pay your bills once your new client has run out of business ideas to steal from you. 

Never fall into the “I’m not worried about money” trap. You want to be able to take care of yourself when times get rough, and that way you can always focus on spending as much time with your family as possible while they’re still young enough to remember who you are.

2. Be nice or leave.

If you’re not getting along with your clients, that’s a problem. Tell your client about it as soon as possible to avoid further problems. And if you’ve been told directly by the client that they want to fire you, find a way to make the transition easier for them and yourself.

3.  Do this instead of writing an email back.

Do this instead of sending an email back: Call when you get an opportunity at lunch or after work. Lick the envelope (you know what I mean). No need for a reply, I’m sure there’s no rush for feedback on just one idea, right? 😉

4. Find yourself a mentor.

Look for someone who is already doing what you want to do, and ask them questions. If they’re not willing to help you out, then find someone else. You want to surround yourself with people who are eager to help if you need it. If you don’t know anyone yet, subscribe to this blog and I’ll mentor you for free (well, for the next one or two posts).

5. Think of your workstation like a condo.

You may not have the option of moving to a different room in your house to work, but you may be able to. Figure out which room is best for you, and make that your domain. If you can’t move the furniture around, consider putting up some curtains or moving furniture around temporarily until you find a good spot.

6. Always keep items on hand for an impromptu meeting.

If you’re going to meet someone during lunch or after work and they want to go over a few things, always have something with you that you can use as a prop when talking about whatever it is they want to talk about (a printout of their website for example). Being prepared for an impromptu meeting will show them that you care about the project and are willing to go the extra mile.

7. When in doubt, wear a suit.

If you’re unsure of what to wear to a meeting, wear a suit. It’s an easy way to look like you know what you’re doing and give off your best impression. Don’t worry too much about little things like t-shirts and sandals, they don’t matter as much as having a good attitude and showing that you care about the work being done.

8.  Keep everything at hand in your office (or home).

Having all the tools you need to complete a project (or the essentials for a few projects) at hand means you don’t have to rush off to go buy something after you hear about an idea for a new client.

9.  Don’t let people steal your ideas from your mind.

If someone comes up with an idea and you wouldn’t mind using it, ask them if they’re interested in letting you use it as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity. If they say no, then forget about it and move on to something else that’s more important to your business plan.

10. Don’t take yourself too seriously (unless it’s not).

If your day-to-day life is so serious that you don’t want to laugh at a joke, that’s a problem. Don’t dwell on your problems. Laugh at them when they happen. Have fun and make the most of  the time you have left on this earth (unless you only have one of each).

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