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How can I discipline myself as a freelancer?

I have been freelancing full-time for a few years and have quiet office away from home but am easily distracted with (for example): keeping up with news in my industry staying current in my field of ...
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How many hours a man day really is? (programming)

Many freelancers, including myself, calculate a man day as 8 hours of work. I've heard of stories that large companies count their work day as 6 productive hours for an individual programmer. I know ...
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How do I keep up to date with the industry when I spend time working alone?

As a web coder, I work remotely for a studio. This allows me to have time flexibility but it also means I sometimes feel isolated from the learning process that I feel I could have if employed in a ...
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Agile methodologies when developing software as a freelance?

I'd like to define the following case as the Loner Freelance Case: The freelancer is a full-stack web designer and developer. The client is a small company who wants a web page. Many software ...
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How to avoid 'Pretending' to work?

I have been self-employed semi-successfully for a little under a year now. My partner works in education and now has most of the summer off. I normally work in the living room, but as I feel it would ...
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Using generic email address for account registration

Up till now, we've used admin@company.com in the past for all vendor account profiles. But it was also utilized for NOC alerts and became a virtual catch-all for a slurry of notifications. We are ...