Working as a full-time writer can be a fulfilling, but risky, career. It requires many years of experience, a lot of hard work and a bit of luck to land the perfect writing job. Many aspiring writers give up after they fail to find the perfect gig. Some even quit writing altogether.
However, there is an alternative: freelance writing. Freelancing offers you flexibility and freedom that are rare in other jobs. You can work from wherever you want, choose your own work hours and switch between projects whenever you want.
But even though it is easier than ever to get started as a freelance writer, making the transition from full-time to freelance writing can be difficult. Here are 9 tips that will help you successfully start freelancing in no time:
As a full-time writer, you’ll know that the best part of the job is being able to work from home. But while home working can offer you flexibility and freedom, it can be tough to stay motivated sometimes.
To help you stay productive in your home office, here are some top tips on how to make the transition from full-time to freelance writing.
As a new graduate it can be tough to know how to make your first career move. You may have come straight from university, or maybe you’ve had some work experience already. But now the time has come for you to start climbing the ladder of success and you’re not quite sure where to begin. Here are some tips on how to make that first all-important step:
1. Decide your career goals
2. Research companies
3. Make contacts
4. Identify transferable skills
5. Build your network of contacts
6. Spruce up your CV
7. Create a 30 second pitch about yourself and what you can offer a company
8. Practice interviewing techniques
9. Be prepared
The best airlines in the world are based on a survey of 18 million passengers from 105 different countries. See which airlines came out on top.
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. All Nippon Airways
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
6. EVA Air
7. Etihad Airways
8. Hainan Airlines
10. Garuda Indonesia
The best airlines in the world are the ones you are least likely to have heard of. These are carriers that fly great distances with great reliability, using well-maintained, modern aircraft.
The list below will help you avoid the worst and find the best, but also keep in mind that every airline has its ups and downs. The one thing all these airlines have in common is a consistent commitment to safety and customer service. And each of them makes flying a pleasure for passengers who appreciate being treated like valued customers.
Cathay Pacific Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Lufthansa German Airlines
All Nippon Airways (ANA)
If you want to create wealth, it will help to understand what it is. Wealth is not the same thing as money. Wealth is as old as human history. Far older, in fact; ants have wealth. Money is a comparatively recent invention.
Wealth is the fundamental thing. Wealth is stuff we want: food, clothes, houses, cars, gadgets, travel to interesting places, and so on. You can have wealth without having money. If you had a magic machine that could on command make you a car or cook you dinner or do your laundry, or do anything else you wanted, you wouldn’t need money. Whereas if you were in the middle of Antarctica, where there is nothing to buy, it wouldn’t matter how much money you had.
Wealth is what you want, not money. But if wealth is the important thing, why does everyone talk about making money? It is a kind of shorthand: money is a way of moving wealth, and in practice they are usually interchangeable. But they are not the same thing, and unless you plan to get rich by counterfeiting, talking about making money can make it harder to understand how to make money.
Airlines can be a very stressful experience, but these airlines make it less stressful.
How are airlines rated? According to the Skytrax 2018 Airline of the Year Awards, airlines are rated based on the quality of their products and services.
Skytrax has named Qatar Airways as the best airline in the world for 2018. The Middle Eastern carrier was named Airline of the Year by the aviation industry’s leading ranking organization in 2012, 2015, and 2017.
Qatar Airways beat out top competitors to earn the top spot again in 2018. It ranked as a five-star airline for its overall product and service standards, including its cabin staff, airport experience, and on-board experience.
The third time was also a charm for Singapore Airlines, which is back on top after topping this list in 2008 and 2009.
But what makes an airline worthy of the title of “best”? To determine which airlines are the best in the world, 24/7 Wall St. created an index made up of more than 10 factors related to each airline’s performance, cost, and customer satisfaction ratings from AirHelp and Skytrax. The index also includes total passenger traffic carried during 2016 as well as each airline’s fleet size and number of destinations served.