The beauty of freelance is that you can always find some time for your nearest and dearest even in the middle of the week. For example, you can go to the country retreat for your sister’s birthday and even make a cake for her.
And there surely should come some BUT… Funny but the minus of freelance is absolutely the same! My parents think that we should take off running to help them plant potatoes at any day of the week. Or even better: “Please come and live here with us for several days! You surely can work anywhere you like!». Well… You look at them and don’t even know what to say, so that not to offend.
Continue reading Freelancers Can Work Anywhere. No!
*For English version please see below*
Йога и медитация. Ещё не так давно мне казалось, что это удел лишь особо просветленных людей, до которых мне расти и расти. Потом я посетила пару занятий в своем спортклубе и поняла, что это и правда очень крутая вещь, даже для человека с гибкостью Буратино. Continue reading Meditation and Voice-over: Anything Common? / Что общего между медитацией и озвучиванием?
My recent voice-over of a commercial for a local art-studio is out. I was happy to help this new business to show itself to the world. Hope they will succeed.
Sometimes you may get the impression that you regularly contact with your pool of customers and there is no way they can forget about you. However this impression is illusive. Your client is most probably a very busy person and he/she can easily confuse you with another freelancer.
When I am not too busy with projects I spend some time looking through the list of my clients and send them small reminders about myself: I may ask them to leave me a feedback or I inform about my new services or send them my vacation dates, etc.
A few days ago I’ve got one more prove that follow-up letters are extremely important in freelance. I contacted one of my best clients with the feedback request. Guess what… He was very surprised to hear from me and wondered if I was still freelancing. Continue reading Regular Follow-Ups: They Pay Off
From time to time I do volunteering voice-over projects for non-profit organizations, such as TheBrigthsRussia. This is a group of enthusiasts trying to popularize sound view on many sides of our life and science as such.
The video below is one of my recent works. It is extremely topical in modern geopolitical circumstances. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
If you want to watch the original TED video in English, please click here.
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