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...]

Is the Title “Freelancer” a Turn-Off?

I have read a number of articles, blog posts and even comments here at Freelance Folder that suggest anyone who works under the title "freelancer" may be short-changing themselves. The idea is that the title has negative or substandard connotations that go along with it, and opponents recommend using some other type of terminology to define oneself in an effort to avoid any negative stereotypes that might be … [Read more...]