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.
An old cliché asks which came first–the chicken or the egg?
It’s a trick question, because there has to have been a chicken to produce the egg, but all chickens come from eggs.
We freelancers face a similar trick question. Which should come first? Freelancing or experience in your field? It often seems that you can’t have one without the other.
Of course, if you can go into freelancing with a lot of experience that’s great. Experience will help you to market yourself and allow you to charge more for your services. But increasingly, freelancers are starting right out of school with little or no training.
Starting your freelancing career fresh out of school isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You can solve the freelancing/experience dilemma. Here are five tips to get you started freelancing without much experience.
If you’re like me, you’re probably watching the news about the economy. Unfortunately, a lot of that news is bad (at least recently). You’re probably hearing about layoffs, companies in trouble, people losing their jobs, and to top it all off–prices going up.
As a freelancer, such news probably makes you nervous. You may be wondering if it’s really a good time to be a freelancer. You may even be thinking about returning to traditional employment.
Let’s face it, it’s normal to be a little nervous about the economy right now. This economy has a lot of people concerned…even nonfreelancers.
In this post, I’ll list five economic trends as they relate to your freelancing business.
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