Unlike a traditional employee, who may go years without being interviewed once they have been hired, a freelancer may face an interview nearly every time a prospect considers them for a project. So, good interview skills are an important part of a freelancer’s arsenal.
In this post, I’ll provide some tips to help freelancers prepare for various types of interviews that they might face. I’ll also identify some good answers to tough interview questions that freelancers get asked.
Posted November 7, 2011 in Getting Started
“I don’t believe anyone could earn decent money through the Internet.” My friend confidently stated and…I agreed with her.
Can you believe it? I agreed with her, yet today here I am today doing exactly what both of us thought could never be done. There are many things that I didn’t know about freelancing until I became a freelancer myself.
I guess the first surprise is how very possible it is to earn money as a freelancer. There are many other things that I never would have dreamed of before I started freelancing myself. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has ever faced freelancing surprises…
In this post, I’ll share ten other freelancing “surprises” that most non-freelancers probably don’t ever think about.
When forming any business, it’s important to consider the legal formation of the business early on. In freelancing businesses in particular, there are specific tax ramifications to the legal business structure that you select. This is particularly true in the U.S., and may be true elsewhere as well.
There are three main types of legal forms of business to consider when starting a freelancing business. These types include sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. In this post, I’ll discuss two of these three types of business in detail.
Posted October 24, 2011 in Getting Started
If you have been trying to launch a freelance career in any genre, you have probably felt the sting of an oversaturated market more than once. There are so many people out there vying for jobs, many of them lacking skill but snatched up because of their ridiculously low price. While the buyers who try this route often have to learn the hard way that this is the wrong road, it doesn’t help you in the meantime.
But being heard over the noise and standing out doesn’t have to mean you shout louder than the rest; that just adds to the clutter. Instead, you should take a minimalist approach, stripping the layers of bulk away and following a more simple blueprint toward success. I guarantee that if you make it a little easier, you will be better off.
You may be wondering how you can apply minimalist ideals to a freelance career. It is all about getting back to basics and ignoring the call of more complicated promotion and activity. This will reduce your legwork and let you focus on your real career.
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