By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Reportedly Author Anthony Trollope pub lished 47 novels, writing 1,000 words an hour between 5am and 8am every day . "All those I think who have lived as literary men will agree with me that that three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write," he wrote. Charles Dickens worked in his study for only five hours a day--from 9am until 2pm, with a break for lunch.Not just writers, even great mathematicians and scientists didn't slog. French mathematician Henri Poincaré, who wrote 30 books and 500 papers, "did his hardest thinking between 10am and noon, and again between 5 and 7 in the afternoon," says an article in Nautilus.".Journalist Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Outliers spread the idea that 10,000 hours of practice can make you an expert in any field, but the Nautilus article points out Gladwell glossed over the importance of rest. "The top performers actually slept about an hour a day more than the average performers."Rest has been reduced to a blind spot these days as everyone has a tendency to "focus on focused work. This is how we've come to believe that world-class performance comes after 10,000 hours of practice. But that's wrong. It comes after 10,000 hours of deliberate practice,12,500 hours of deliberate rest, and 30,000 hours of sleep.
The market rate for freelancers depends on the specific industry. Freelance writers for instance will calculate their hourly rates based on words typed per hour.To get a better understanding of your industry wage, you can check out theby GoogalingFreelance Income Reports 2016 on internet . It is reported that few market research reportsrecently surveyed over 23,000 freelancers from numerous industries to determine average hourly wages. While the worldwide average hourly rate charged by freelancers is $21, the rate per industry varies heavily. Freelance web designers earn an average hourly wage of $23 per hour, for example, while language translators earn approximately $17 per hour. It roughly translates Indian rupees 1500/- per hour .Competitors' rates shouldn't necessarily dictate your own; however, understanding the average hourly rates of other freelancers with similar skills, education and experience will ensure that you aren't pricing yourself out of your market (either by charging too much, or too little).Freelancing opportunities are growing rapidly across many industries. Finding work is perhaps single most the toughest part for a freelancer. He has to knock on many doors and spend time, money and energy trying to get work. You can grab freelancing assignments not only in your city or in India but literally in any corner of the world. According to one report , every third user of Freelancer.com is from India.The US-based website helps freelancers get assignments and takes a cut when the deal is done . It's a trend that is slowly catching on. A growing number of professionals is junking regular employment to try their hands at freelancing. They are driven by the dream to be independent and work on theirown terms without the straitjacket of a 9-to-5 job. To be fair, freelancing does unshackle the individual from the tyranny of corporate hierarchy. The jobs are everywhere. What you need to do is find the niche that matches your expertise. "Don't go by just the current demand, but also assess how it will shape up in the coming years.It pays to keep yourself abreast of the latest developments in your chosen field. The websites giving freelancing jobs need to be properly researched
freelancer.com,worknhire.com,ayushveda.com,instastudio.co,behance.com,elance.com,peopleperhour.com, are few of them . However, do conduct a background check before you deal with these websites. Ask other freelancers about their experiences and other details. Social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook have changed the definition of networking. Apart from the money factor, freelancing takes away a lot of your free time. For clients, a freelancer is a vendor they can call 24x7. Don't be surprised if you get calls at 8 am or 9 pm from a client. This is especially true if he is based abroad and is on a different time zone. "If you are working on a project with tight deadlines, you may have to forget your weekends,". For starters, there is no stability of income as in a regular job. As they say, you have to dig a well every day to drink water. You can never be sure about the next project. For those saddled with financial responsibilities, it can lead to a sticky situation if there is a long dry spell on the work front. The other problem is that when you start out, you cannot quote very high rates.