10 More Reasons Why Freelancing Is Not for You

On this blog, we normally encourage people to become freelancers. That's because we believe that for many people, freelancing offers a terrific combination of great opportunities and a great lifestyle. However, there are a few individuals who just aren't cut out to be freelancers (and that's perfectly okay). In this post, I list some characteristics that I've observed over the years of former freelancers … [Read more...]

How Flaky Freelancers Destroy Golden Opportunities

Getting started as a freelancer online isn’t easy. You start by building a website, and showcasing your work. But you don’t have any traffic, so you make your way over to the online freelance boards like eLance, oDesk and 99Designs. And finding work for decent pay is a lot harder than the online job boards make it out to be. Sure, you’re really good at what you do, but you don’t have much of a portfolio … [Read more...]

Can the Bad Attitude of a Few Bad Apples Hurt Your Business?

It's time to get serious about freelancing! A few freelancers don't take their business seriously enough, and quite frankly their unprofessionalism is hurting the rest of us who want to make a career out of freelancing. So, if you've been merely dabbling in freelancing, if you've been inconsistent with the quality you provide, or if your attitude towards clients needs a little bit of adjustment, I have … [Read more...]