In this first guide, the talented freelance writer Laura Spencer guides you through starting your own freelance writing business. With over 19 years of writing experience herself, Laura has loads of information and advice for those just starting out.
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Freelancing is hard work — that much we know. The expectation, though, is that all of this hard work will lead to success.
Unfortunately, success doesn’t always follow hard work.
Sometimes the secret to success is getting help from the right people — the people who already know what you need to know in order to succeed.
As your business grows, you’ll find that you have questions that are hard to answer by yourself. You may look for the information on the internet and elsewhere, but it’s hard to be sure if what you find is accurate or up to date. Plus it’s a lot more time and work that you don’t necessarily need…
It’s time to get some extra help!
Fortunately, there are specialists who can answer your questions. In this post we will point you to the four big types that can help your business.
Posted June 10, 2009 in Getting Started
We’ve all been there before — no clients, no work for our portfolio and nobody giving us the proper direction to move forward. Potential full-time freelancers are often scared because of this instability and not knowing where they’ll find those first portfolio-building jobs (if they aren’t allowed to pull their work from their previous employers website).
So how do you build your portfolio with zero clients and zero spec work? In this article I hope to show you some clear cut, easy methods to building an awesome portfolio that will attract your perfect clients and also showcase your best work — all without doing spec work and without having any clients.
Wrong! (Or maybe I should say partially wrong. . .)
While a considerable number of freelancers, and probably most FreelancerFolder readers, are web workers, web working is not the only way to freelance.
In fact, in certain professions it’s possible to freelance without even using a computer. Though, you’ll probably want a computer to keep your accounting and administrative records.
In a troubled economy, it’s good to know that there are many options for freelancing.
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