Posted September 8, 2011 in Inspiration
On the one hand, we’d love to believe that sheer talent automatically leads to freelancing success every time. Who doesn’t like a story of someone who rises from obscurity solely because of their outstanding ability? That’s the stuff movies are made of.
As freelancers, however, we are reluctantly forced to admit that such stories of “overnight” success are the exception rather than the rule. Most success depends on lots of hard work.
In this post, we’ll discuss the role that talent plays in success and explain how you can make sure that you reap the success your talent deserves.
Posted September 6, 2011 in Inspiration
They may refer to their business decisions in plural (“we decided to…“), give themselves a fancy title (Chief of Operations), or even create a fake persona to screen phone calls. It’s almost as though they are ashamed of being a freelancer.
However, being a small business isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Freelancers should not feel that being a solo professional is something they need to hide.
In this post, I’ll explore what it really means to be a small business. Next, I’ll list some advantages that small businesses offer that large companies usually cannot offer.
Colleagues and even acquaintances would comment on how my skills were perfect for becoming a freelancer and still I hesitated. I just “knew” something major and bad would happen if I left my comfortable corporate job for the uncertainty of freelancing.
Well, it turns out that I was wrong about something bad happening. I’ve been freelancing for over nine years now. Most of my biggest fears never came true at all.
In case your fears are keeping you from taking that next step, I’m sharing them here in this post.
Have you ever started something that didn’t seem to work out, only to later experience great success in that same area? Have you ever thought about blogging professionally?
If you answered “yes” to either question, this post is for you. It’s the true story, in her own words, of a professional blogger and how she got started.
Let’s begin. Here is Sharon’s story…
I sometimes describe myself as an accidental blogger. That’s because the first time I started a blog, it didn’t go so well.
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