Open Thread: What One Thing Makes or Breaks a Freelancer?

We’ve shared a lot about what we believe makes a freelancer successful.

We’ve talked about mindset, talent, integrity, and customer service. We’ve even talked about factors outside of the freelancer such as having a great portfolio and using social media effectively.

As freelancers ourselves, we know that all these things work because they’ve worked for us. But now it’s your turn to chime in and tell us what you think is the most important. What makes you different?

What we’d like to know is:

What one thing makes or breaks a freelancer?

What’s on your freelancer must-have list? We’re looking for that one thing that every freelancer needs–no matter their field or how long they’ve been freelancing.

Share your answers in the comments.

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