Posted September 4, 2012 in Inspiration
You’re a freelancer. You’re creative. You’re innovative. You’re flexible. You’re tech savvy. But are you disciplined?
If you think that you can succeed as a freelancer without self-discipline, think again.
Self-discipline is one the most important traits a freelancer can have. It can mean the difference between completing a job and blowing a deadline. It can carry you through those tough freelancing experiences like rejection, stress, or the feast or famine cycle.
In this post, I share ten marks of a self-disciplined freelancer. You can use this list as a checklist to determine what your level of self-discipline is and what areas you need to work on.
Posted August 29, 2012 in Getting Started
Many would-be freelancers spend all of their time learning about freelancing and none of their time actually being a freelancer. If you ask, many will tell you that they are waiting for the right time to start.
But just when is the time right to start freelancing? My question to all of those who put off starting is this: why wait?
Of course, you have your excuses. You need an even bigger portfolio before you can start. You’re not sure whether anyone would actually hire you. You’re waiting for the economy to improve. The list goes on…
If you’ve done your homework and prepared yourself, there’s no real reason to wait to start freelancing. That perfect time that you are waiting for so that you can start a freelancing business may never come.
In this post, I provide 13 reasons why I think that right now is a great time to be a freelancer.
Posted August 27, 2012 in Tools/Resources
How many of you are dying to put together a set of unique glossy business cards? It can be costly and often takes a lot of preparation. But today we are offering one lucky participant a chance to win a 250 bundle print of business cards from PrintRunner.com.
We’ll be running this contest all week and will announce the winner sometime by the end of August. To enter just leave a comment on this post and we’ll select one lucky winner for the contest. Please note that you must be a resident of the United States and at least 18 years old to participate.
An old cliché asks which came first–the chicken or the egg?
It’s a trick question, because there has to have been a chicken to produce the egg, but all chickens come from eggs.
We freelancers face a similar trick question. Which should come first? Freelancing or experience in your field? It often seems that you can’t have one without the other.
Of course, if you can go into freelancing with a lot of experience that’s great. Experience will help you to market yourself and allow you to charge more for your services. But increasingly, freelancers are starting right out of school with little or no training.
Starting your freelancing career fresh out of school isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You can solve the freelancing/experience dilemma. Here are five tips to get you started freelancing without much experience.
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