There’s nothing more thrilling than when the detective goes undercover by blending in with the bad guys.
You spend the rest of the movie holding your breathe to see whether the hero gets caught or catches the bad guys.
Going undercover makes for great entertainment. Unfortunately, going undercover isn’t so great if you’re a freelancer.
You see, as a freelancer, the absolute last thing you want to do is blend in with everybody else. You can’t hide your talent and succeed.
In this post, I’ll discuss the importance of standing out and also present a fun quiz that may show whether you’re acting like an undercover freelancer.
We freelancers depend on social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and whatever else happens to be popular, can all help us to build our professional image, meet colleagues and prospects, and generally find out what’s going on in our field.
As we’ve said before, social media is about relationships–and at the core of relationship you find people.
For today, I thought it might be fun to take a lighthearted look at some of the people freelancers are likely to run into when they are active in social media. If you’re active on social media too (and I hope you are), you’ve probably already run into some of these characters.
While most sites will post a boring write-up on being on time, being nice and networking, I’m here to tell you the “real” nitty gritty of just what it takes to become a “real” professional freelancer. Here’s your very own copy of the Professional Freelancer’s Guide To Professional Freelancing.
But beware, ignore these steps, skip over a few, or do them out of order and you’re doomed to fail and return to that crappy cubicle making logos bigger and adding pictures of cute animals to gas station websites for the rest of your life.
So, here it is. Pay attention now!
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether you’re a true freelancer or just someone doing some work on the side. The distinction is an important one, because you’re expected to act differently as a freelancer–and by act differently I mean work longer hours, become a vampire and lose your social circles.
But fear not, I’m giving you a trusty guide to settle the dilemma…..are you a freelancer or not?
(and yes…I’m pretty much guilty of ALL of these…)
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