Posted August 7, 2011 in Getting Started
I recently came across this post here on Freelance Folder. I must say I have to disagree with the idea that freelancers don’t need a business plan.
My disagreement isn’t malicious nor do I have the intent to offend.
But the fact is that I wholeheartedly believe that freelancers DO need a business plan.
In this post I’ll explain why. I’ll describe some of the advantages of having a business plan and then give you a chance to share your experiences.
Good for you!
This means you’re doing something positive about your dreams. You’re taking action (or about to take action). Taking action is a very good thing.
Freelancing can provide a wonderful life. But freelancing also has its ups and downs–the downside just doesn’t get mentioned very often.
In this post, you’ll learn a few fast facts about freelancing that you may not have realized before.
This post lists some of the difficult truths about freelancing that no one really wants to talk about. However, really understanding these fast facts will put you ahead of the game as a freelancer.
Posted July 18, 2011 in Getting Started
People who are successful in freelancing will tell you that starting their own business was the best choice they ever made. Those who are thinking of going freelance, or are “happy” in a full-time job, tell a different story. While your perceptions of things in life doesn’t determine the success or failure of what you’re doing 100% of the time, having a positive perception does make the task much easier. You’re never going to be successful if you hold yourself back with negative thoughts.
I’ve heard tons and tons of reasons of why people are afraid to go freelance, or why they prefer to stay in their full-time job (that have nothing to do with liking the actual job). Here are the common reasons, excuses and outside perceptions about freelancing. Here I also explain how you can change them to prosper.
The seemingly infinite influence of the internet makes it possible for any freelancer to reach their audience more effectively. Size matters not when it comes to online marketing, but effort does, which means freelancers have just as much online marketing potential as do other companies.
When well thought out and carefully implemented, a strong online presence gives freelancers an opportunity to tap into a marketing avenue that can be specifically targeted to their potential clients. You might think online marketing should be reserved for the big dogs who have more resources to allocate to marketing campaigns, but that’s just a myth.
The following are the top three reasons why freelancers should take advantage of online marketing opportunities.
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