Posted July 31, 2012 in Getting Started
You’d be surprised.
You might think freelancers fail because they did poor work. Or, maybe they missed a deadline. Perhaps they fail because they have no talent.
While all of the above factors can certainly play a role in some freelancing failures, there’s another, even more surprising cause of failure–not getting started as freelancer.
Often, we freelancers either don’t start at all or we quit before have a chance to really succeed. You can’t succeed at freelancing if you don’t start.
In this post, I’ll examine five of the biggest failure factors that keep would-be freelancers from starting. I’ll also share some links to posts with even more causes of freelancer failure.
I’m probably asked this question more than any other question when people hear what I do for a living. It’s also a question I dread because there’s no set answer and there are certainly no guarantees.
When I worked in a corporate job, I could easily give a salary range for what I did. I could even state my exact salary if I wanted to.
As a freelancer, it’s not quite so simple.
In this post, I’ll take a closer look at some of the very real issues behind the question of “how much can you earn as a freelancer?”
Posted April 30, 2012 in Getting Started
With more and more workers turning to freelancing, you may wonder whether you should freelance. Are you ready? What is the best path to take to become a freelancer?
In this post, I’ll identify five different routes people take to freelancing. I’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Posted April 13, 2012 in Getting Started
Yet, despite the growing popularity of freelancing, many freelancers fail. The most common cause of freelancing failure is a lack of concrete knowledge about how to run a business.
With these facts in mind, today I’m going to explore the question of whether schools should teach basic freelancing skills. I’ll look at the pros and cons surrounding the issue and give you a chance to weigh in with your own opinion.
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