Posted December 27, 2012 in Getting Started
For some, freelancing is a matter of preference. They are attracted to the flexible life style that freelancers enjoy. Others are forced into freelancing out of desperation after they lose a more traditional job.
If you’re reading this post, you may even be wondering whether freelancing is right for you.
But what does it really take to become a freelancer?
We’ve already discussed the start-up costs for freelancing. But it takes more than spending money to get started as a freelancer. In this post, we’ll take a look at what else you need to become a freelancer. If you’re thinking about freelancing or new to freelancing, this is for you.
Are you hoping to get a fresh start as a freelancer? Or, are you a freelancer seeking to switch gears?
Both freelancers and non-freelancers alike look at freelancing as a chance to get a fresh start–with good reason. Freelancing does give you the chance to try something new.
There’s no doubt that freelancing offers a lot of opportunities. Freelancers have a great deal of control over their careers. But the transition to freelancing from employment or from one area of freelancing to another isn’t always easy.
In this post, I’ll address what you should do if you are relying on freelancing for a fresh start.
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.
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