When a freelancer starts becoming very successful in his or her career, they often start feeling left out and alone. This in turn can affect the work speed and quality. The main reason for this is the fact that freelancers work in an isolated environment with no one to even talk to or give advice. There are several ways of avoiding this by still being as efficient as always with only a small loss of time every day.
The easiest way to make freelance friends is to simply go to chat rooms that are linked to freelance sites. These chat rooms are filled with people who spend their time freelancing too and are also feeling low. These friends can also become resources in the future which can help you earn more money. This way you can also help them to build a freelancer rating for yourself. These friends can also be used for advice or assistance with regard to work. In return for being their freelance friend the other freelancer will also refer jobs back to them as well as give and ask advice. Online chat rooms are also very efficient but can sometimes distract the freelancer from the task at hand.
When considering using the expertise of another freelancer, the initial winner of the project must be very careful as to the quality of the work delivered. This is mainly because friends tend to slack on projects that are provided by friends. Note this though, if the freelance friend does not like the work that has been delivered, that friend will probably not refer more work and will most probably stop contacting the other freelancer. Another way of ensuring that a freelancer does not get lonely is to cut off one hour of his or her working day during the lunch time and spending that time with friends or family. This will help the freelancer to relax and clear their head for the next round.
Turning on the radio also helps to alleviate the feelings of loneliness and depression that comes along with it. Support groups that are especially for freelancers are also designed for this purpose. Any one can start a support group as well and in this support group, people will become online friends and in the process, help each other become more successful as a freelancer. These support groups can also be entered into webinars for freelancers and in the process learn more about how to get it done. Another good way to get rid of loneliness is to create an office setting and appointing freelancers to work along with as well as subcontracting some of the work to them.
Recent surveys have shown that freelancers are some of the worst sufferers of depression as a result of working alone and secluded. If this type of environment can be changed to a more relaxed and assisted atmosphere with conversation in the air, the freelancer will deliver better work faster as well as not being depressed at all.