Posted December 6, 2012 in Getting Started
More and more of us are becoming freelancers. But, for many of us, the reality of freelancing is different from what we expected.
You’re probably already familiar with the freelancing feast or famine cycle problem and with the struggles freelancers in finding gigs. We’ve already discussed both of those problems on Freelance Folder, so I’m not going to go over them again in this post.
What you may not be aware of, especially if you’re fairly new to freelancing, is the other challenges that freelancers face–the ones that most freelancers don’t talk about much.
In this post, I’ll list some of less discussed challenges of freelancing so that you’ll know what to expect when you start freelancing.
As a freelancer, it can be difficult to know what to do about all of the online opportunities available. While some can be eliminated right away, most of them sound really good and beneficial. But no freelancer can afford to take part in all of them.
If you’re a lifelong learner like me, you’re probably also wondering how to get the most benefit from online training.
In this post, I’ll share some of the criteria that I use to decide whether to invest in a training program.
Posted September 19, 2012 in Getting Started
Of course, there are a lot of answers to that question. Maybe there are as many answers as there are freelancers…
However, I’ve come to believe that there are seven vital decisions freelancers make that play a significant role in future success or failure.
In this post, I’ve listed all seven essential professional decisions along with some suggestions about each one. At the end, I invite you to share how you’ve handled each decision.
Posted August 29, 2012 in Getting Started
Many would-be freelancers spend all of their time learning about freelancing and none of their time actually being a freelancer. If you ask, many will tell you that they are waiting for the right time to start.
But just when is the time right to start freelancing? My question to all of those who put off starting is this: why wait?
Of course, you have your excuses. You need an even bigger portfolio before you can start. You’re not sure whether anyone would actually hire you. You’re waiting for the economy to improve. The list goes on…
If you’ve done your homework and prepared yourself, there’s no real reason to wait to start freelancing. That perfect time that you are waiting for so that you can start a freelancing business may never come.
In this post, I provide 13 reasons why I think that right now is a great time to be a freelancer.
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