Setting up your own email is easy and makes you look like a professional.
Although there are lots of free email services like Gmail, Windows Live and Yahoo!, setting up a domain name and customised email address is much easier than it sounds and can be done by anyone who has a moderate level of computer literacy. If you can follow instructions, type and use a mouse – you can set up your own email.
Over the last week, I received an object lesson in how important trust and honesty are when you are a freelancer. I contracted a local fellow to paint my home and the experience has been less than satisfactory. But it’s been a great reminder and learning opportunity.
The last month has brought me a challenge that, until now, I’d not had to deal with in my freelance business. Several jobs that were booked with regular, reliable clients were cancelled meaning that my work and financial planning were laid to waste.