How Do I Get Started with Freelancing?

Freelancing is becoming mainstream. Estimates vary, but many experts put the number of freelancers in the U.S. at one out of three workers. See this article from Elizabeth Tse on HuffPost, Five Reasons The Government Needs to Start Acknowledging Freelancers, for one discussion on the importance of freelancers. While there are many active freelancers, there are also many would-be freelancers. Would-be … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Start Freelancing: Keep Things Simple

If you have been trying to launch a freelance career in any genre, you have probably felt the sting of an oversaturated market more than once. There are so many people out there vying for jobs, many of them lacking skill but snatched up because of their ridiculously low price. While the buyers who try this route often have to learn the hard way that this is the wrong road, it doesn't help you in the meantime. … [Read more...]

10 Strategic Questions to Ask Before You Become a Freelancer

Becoming independent is going to be the best thing you've ever done for your career--if you do it right. Not everyone is meant for, or even comfortable with, working on their own. It's important to figure this out before becoming enamored with all the freedom freelancing brings. You don't want to leave a good job and then realize too late that freelancing isn't right for you. So, make sure you ask yourself … [Read more...]

Preparing for a Freelance Career

I’ve been planning to become a freelancer since college. During my second year of school I picked up a copy of Media Bistro's Get A Freelance Life (by Margit Feury Ragland) and decided to do an independent study around learning to become a freelancer. I studied it the same way you might study math or a Victorian novel. I picked apart the pieces of what it meant to become a freelancer; the ways all the great … [Read more...]