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...]

What Happens When the Website You Are Working on Blows Up?

It's every developer's nightmare. You finally get approval from the client to go live and launch the client's website and then BOOM! Something happens and the whole site blows up. I recently had this scenario happen. Thankfully, the site wasn't live yet, but the client still expected me to fix the site, with no offer of extra payment, even though I wasn't the one who blew up the site. There's no doubt … [Read more...]

Four Freelancing Mistakes You Don’t Need To Make

We rarely like to admit our mistakes, but if we fail to admit them and learn from them then they're likely to be repeated. In this article I want to admit some of my mistakes to you, and share my experience so that you can avoid making them. My journey has taken me from the highs of doing what I love every day to the lows of chasing monthly payments and then back again. To say that my journey has followed the … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Monumental Screw Ups When Working On Projects

No matter whether you're just getting started in the freelance world or you've got years of experience under your belt, it'll happen sooner or later: you will screw up! Something will go terribly wrong with a particular project, you will forget to back-up a database, you'll accidentally delete files from a server or you'll leave some lorem ipsum on a client's website for a whole day exposing your major screw … [Read more...]