Surprise! Freelancers Aren’t Really Alone

The lone freelancer, huddled over a keyboard day after day in an empty home office... He, or she, is totally isolated and rarely makes human contact. The lonely freelancer may even be in danger of losing his or her social skills. At least, that's the popular perception. Freelancing and being isolated just seem to go together. Some people are even attracted to freelancing specifically because they think … [Read more...]

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...]

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m a Freelancer

The freelancing lifestyle, while flexible, involves a lot of hard work. But despite all that hard work freelancers get a bad rap sometimes. So much so, that some freelancers have actually stopped using the word "freelance" to describe themselves because they believe that it has negative connotations. Instead they use terms like consultant, independent professional, and creative entrepreneur. In this … [Read more...]

Freelancing Dreams vs. Freelancing Reality

Whether we want to admit it, or not, most of us started out with some preconceived notions of what freelancing would be like for us. Sometimes those notions were based on hours of solid research. We read blogs from freelancers. We bought "how-to" books. We connected with freelancers through social media and took careful note of what they had to say. Other times those preconceptions were simply based on our … [Read more...]