There are a few things you can do to make your life easier as a freelancer and make your work more enjoyable. Here are three hacks that can have a profound impact on your day-to-day routine — and ultimately make life better! Not Include Your Own Work in Your Freelance Portfolio. This is a no-brainer, right? If your work is adding nothing to the overall offerings of your company, then it’s probably better off as a gift to the world. But be careful, don’t overthink this one. Just because you don’t want your work to be the center of attention, that doesn’t mean that the people who you work with have the same backward-thinkings. Pay your Taxes. It’s a no-brainer really — everyone knows that paying your taxes is one of the most important things you can do for your company. But again, be sure to include this in your portfolio if you’re a freelancer. If you’re the business owner, then it’s your personal responsibility to pay your taxes and make sure that your company is maintaining its proper place in the tax administration.
The difference between hacking and automation
If you’ve been in business for a while and have implemented some automation throughout your operation, you may have come across a situation where you could have done a little hacking to make things easier. For example, you may have set up an accounting system that uses a third-party provider but you still like to keep things manual because you find it more enjoyable. That’s fine, of course, but when it comes to automation, you should clearly outline what you consider a hack and why you think it’s a better solution. Automation is often a better solution than hacks.”