The Surprising Reason Why Freelancers Fail

What's one of the biggest causes of freelancing failure? You'd be surprised. You might think freelancers fail because they did poor work. Or, maybe they missed a deadline. Perhaps they fail because they have no talent. While all of the above factors can certainly play a role in some freelancing failures, there's another, even more surprising cause of failure--not getting started as freelancer. … [Read more...]

The Fear of Freelancing: Why You Could Be Hurting Yourself

Several months ago, I wrote up a six month plan to become a freelancer. Even though I thought that this plan was pretty rock solid I still got several commenters who mentioned they wouldn't start freelancing. Why? Not because they loved their 9-5 jobs or because they thought the idea of running their own business was a bad one--but because they were scared. Several people asked the same questions over and … [Read more...]