Factofly freelance fuel

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Welcome to this week's edition of Freelance Fuel, where, as always, we share curated content that can hopefully inspire your business, or be the starting point to get started.

Today we look at the courage to be unpopular, how big the pay gap between men and women really is in the freelance world, how to replace your FOMO with JOMO, and recommended AI tools that don't start with ChatGPT.

Let's get started.

/Jannik from Factofly

🤘 The courage to be disliked

We start off hard today, with a little reminder that you neither can nor should please everyone in your path.

When you make your own bread, you have already taken a giant step towards a life on your own terms.

But what we ourselves experienced (and still experience), and also see many freelancers struggle with, is the fear that what you spit out falls outside the norm, generates negative comments and is sent straight back to your head.

👉 Therefore, spend 9:53 minutes getting a shot of courage to not care.

It does both yourself and your business good.

🥊 A freelance salary difference

A male freelancer earns much more than a female freelancer

On the occasion of 'International Equal Pay Day', we focus on the pay gap between male and female freelancers, and sharing some numbers from the archive.

According to Denmark's statistics, a man earns on average 12.3% (2021) more than a woman.

While this number is unheard of, it is nothing compared to the salary disparity seen among freelancers.

Here you can see a distortion of pay between male and female freelancers.

The average hourly price for men is DKK 686, while for women it is DKK 546. The man thus earns 26% more than the average woman.

If we zoom, for example for graphic designers, the wage difference is even higher 🤯

Let this be a call for female freelancers to get what they're worth 💰🙋‍♀️

😌 From FOMO to JOMO

From FOMO to JOMO

You certainly know and hate the feeling of FOMO – that is, the feeling of missing out.

A party, an event, a meeting.

Especially when you sit as a one-man army with responsibility for everything, it can seem stressful and overwhelming, and there is therefore a certain strength in speaking up.

Basically, it's about shifting your focus from Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) to Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO).

Here are 5 reasons why you as a freelancer should turn your FOMO into JOMO

  1. Reduces stress: JOMO helps reduce your sense of stress and allows you to focus on what really matters.
  2. Improves productivity: When you embrace JOMO, you're less likely to be distracted by social media and all that other flashing.
  3. Increases the quality of life: JOMO encourages enjoying the moment and appreciating what you have instead of constantly striving for more.
  4. Promotes work-life balance: You will feel less pressure to be available around the clock, and have time for yourself and your family.
  5. Increases creativity: When you are not bound by constant updates and comparisons, you can let your creativity flourish.

⚙️ Recommended Tool x3

Here you have three strong AI tools that are not beginners with ChatGPT

Here you have three strong AI tools that are not beginners with ChatGPT:

💬 Danish auto-generated subtitles for videos

https://www.veed.io/

🔥 A software that helps users research, plan and create optimized content to improve organic ranking and reach more readers.

https://www.marketmuse.com/

✍️ An AI-powered writing partner that understands what you're trying to say and suggests how to make your writing more clear, persuasive and authentic.

www.wordtune.com

🚂 We keep up the pace

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