You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . . Part II

I am utterly in love with the fantabulous readers of FreelanceSwitch! Your dozens of comments and additions to the original post were classic, creative and straight comedy!

Here’s the sequel post, inspired by and attributed to the brilliant and magnificent readers of FreelanceSwitch:
You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . .

1. Your idea of a casual day out involves being dressed to the nines with an extra splash of *bling bling* because, hey… “after six weeks in PJs, I’m ready for my close up dahling!” ~ Inspired by Storm and Izabela Tenenboim
2. Your internet playground PC (or Mac – yeah that’s right, I’m not a hater!) that used to be your gateway to World of Warcraft is now your productivity prison. “Ah and I used to have a life!” ~ Inspired by Nabeel Amin
3. Your therapist starts asking you why you talk to yourself… and answer yourself… and then said therapist asks you to click “Send” to submit your response. ~ Inspired by Mark Hawkins
4. I’ve got TWO WORDS for you: Bunny Slippers!! ~ Inspired by Ben Tzu
5. You are overly and dangerously obsessed with checking your mail. {And your baffled mail man is wondering why you’re tugging at his pant cuff instead of the rabid dog he’s used to fending off.} ~ Inspired by Susan Johnston, Izabela Tenenboim, Amanda, and Michael Kwan

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I am utterly in love with the fantabulous readers of FreelanceSwitch! Your dozens of comments and additions to the original post were classic, creative and straight comedy!

Here’s the sequel post, inspired by and attributed to the brilliant and magnificent readers of FreelanceSwitch:

You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . .

  1. Your idea of a casual day out involves being dressed to the nines with an extra splash of *bling bling* because, hey… “after six weeks in PJs, I’m ready for my close up dahling!” ~ Inspired by Storm and Izabela Tenenboim
  2. Your internet playground PC (or Mac – yeah that’s right, I’m not a hater!) that used to be your gateway to World of Warcraft is now your productivity prison. “Ah and I used to have a life!” ~ Inspired by Nabeel Amin
  3. Your therapist starts asking you why you talk to yourself… and answer yourself… and then said therapist asks you to click “Send” to submit your response. ~ Inspired by Mark Hawkins
  4. I’ve got TWO WORDS for you: Bunny Slippers!! ~ Inspired by Ben Tzu
  5. You are overly and dangerously obsessed with checking your mail. {And your baffled mail man is wondering why you’re tugging at his pant cuff instead of the rabid dog he’s used to fending off.} ~ Inspired by Susan Johnston, Izabela Tenenboim, Amanda, and Michael Kwan
  6. You can’t relate to Office Space, but Freelance Freedom has you off your chair in stitches. “Yep, been there…” ~ Inspired by Janed
  7. You’ve got to schedule intimacy into your To Do list and your family begins communicating with you via email. (Just to make sure you heard me, even though I’m sitting right next to you… hello? Are you even paying att… oh forget it.) ~ Inspired by Kathy and Amanda
  8. You’re beginning to suspect that your iPod is developing an uncanny intuition or an unyielding sense of devilish humor. “Oh I love this song!” quickly evolves into “Wait, didn’t I just hear this song?” ~ Inspired by Andy and his 1200 song iPod playlist
  9. Virtual colleagues you’ve never met know more about you than your physical friends. Plus you start telling more stories about them than you do about your own life… (yep, that’s right. Get out of the house much?) ~ Inspired by Natalia
  10. 9 to 5 sometimes means PM to AM. Yeah that whole growing without sunlight thing… funny how that works. ~ Inspired by Barbara Camisa
  11. Blogging about every position your cat collapses into… or that hot new brush palette for Photoshop… actually feels like you’re engaging in a social life {Yes comments = “my life has meaning” and I’m okay with that!} ~ Inspired by ameetkarn
  12. Your car still has the full tank of gas you put in it a week ago and you’re curiously intrigued by everyone’s meltdown over gas prices. ~ Inspired by Misti Sandafar
  13. Showers get regulated to the afternoon, evening or… because hey, you can take that first 8am (or 11am in my case!) phone call in your PJs. And then the follow up emails, oh and that fascinating conversation happening on Facebook, oh and I better update my status so everyone knows my dog just farted, and… ~ Inspired by Vio
  14. Your friends have to ambush you 20 days in advance (and don’t forget how they strong arm you into pre-purchase tickets with your credit card) just to get you out to the cinema for an evening. ~ Inspired by Marta
  15. Love in your household means knowing how to say “Yep honey, just finishing up this email!” ~ Inspired by Marta and Ginette
  16. Rush hour traffic no longer affects you. You’re just glad to be driving anywhere because AMEN! it means you’re out of the house! ~ Inspired by Julie Parenteau
  17. Your idea of a heinous disaster is losing internet access or being relegated to dial up speed. “What do you mean the internet will be spotty here? I was told when I purchased these plane tickets that I’d have internet access! {Um yeah… it’s coming from SPACE and you’re 30,000 frickin feet in the AIR!} ~ Inspired by Rexaniel and a hilarious Conan O’ Brien skit with Louis C. K.
  18. You reorganize your family’s sleeping arrangements just to make sure your home office is a write off. ~ Inspired by Chris Cade Leer más “You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . . Part II”

It’s not going to happen here?

In countries like Mexico, new ways of doing business don’t get adopted until very late in the game (years later!) where the approach has been turned into a winning algorithm by someone else on another part of the world (See Groupon). Being the first to market doesn’t mean you’ll win the game, building a better business model does. And this depends more on a unique insight you found that feeds your point of view and not someone else’s.

Saying that a certain trend won’t affect you is really saying that you and organization don’t care if you become irrelevant. Your role in the future is simply not important. Why not increase the rate of change where you are and force your competitors to adopt to you? Why not shape the ecosystem and position yourself as the apex? Why wait?


‘That’s not going to happen here’. This is one of the claims I hear a lot here in Mexico, whatever trends are happening elsewhere are not going to happen here anytime soon.

They talks as if Mexico were isolated from the rest of the trends of society. First of all if you’re in a country where there’s internet access, you’re going to be affected sooner than later. Saying ‘that’s not going to happen’ here is a clear signal that you or your organization has no point of view whatsoever about the future, you have a no-sight trap. You merely react to what happens, and by that time you’re way behind the times. Also by design, all your strategies will be copycats of others because your point of view stands for nothing more of the same. That’s why it’s important to have your own point of view instead of participating in mindless copycatting and doing what the guy next door does. Leer más “It’s not going to happen here?”

(NICEEEEE ;) 60 Humorous Print Advertisements to Tickle Your Bones


Written by: Terrance

Everyone needs a little humour in their hectic lives and more often than before, advertisers try to inject some fun into their advertisements. Injecting humour into their advertisements does not necessarily mean that the ads are better than others. However, the smart play on words and careful consideration of the ad’s objectives, target audience and market standards, humour can help the advertisement increase effectiveness and widen its receptiveness.

When using humour as a creative strategy, advertising firms agree that it increase audience attention, at least on the first few exposures to this form of persuasive communication. However, we cannot deny the fact that audiences’ patience has shrunk and their attention span is shorter as compared to the past.

Humorous Print Advertisement

Good design communicates meaning.
Good design communicates effectively.
Good design communicates in a way that words simply cannot.
Good design INTRIGUES.

A good print ad should not be too complex but easily interpreted and understood by its target audience. If you want more humorous advertisements, please check out 40 Creative and Funny Advertisements Using Animals!

60 Creative and Humorous Print Ads

We’ve put together 60 creative and humorous advertisements and hope you enjoy it as much as we did and help you get those creative juices flowing! Can you comprehend and read into their meanings at first glance?

Airtel
Airtel

Chase Ancap
Ancap

The Couple Diadermine Wrinkles Expert
Anit-aging

Autofocus Olympus
Autofocus

Baygon
Baygon

Bose Headphones
Bose

Waterfall Bose Headphone
Bosenoise

Affair Che Magazine
Che Leer más “(NICEEEEE 😉 60 Humorous Print Advertisements to Tickle Your Bones”