Is Freelancing Easy?

Freelancing may be a more common career choice than it used to be, but there are still people who don't get it. It's still not uncommon to hear the following sentiment: "How hard could it be?" The uninformed acquaintance who uttered those words was talking about the work of a freelance web designer, but as a freelancer myself, I was a bit offended by his comment. Still, I know that there are others who … [Read more...]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating a Revenue Stream and Passive Income

Having a steady revenue stream is an important goal for many freelancers. Maybe you are one of those freelancers. In fact, many freelancers start side projects with a goal of having them produce a regular flow of income. But are those side projects really passive income projects? I hear an awful lot about side projects that generate a so-called passive freelancing income for the freelancer. There … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why I Prefer to Freelance for Others

Back when I first started as an SEO professional (and a part-time content writer) it was common among SEO professionals to get some hands-on experience and then quit their jobs to start their own online business. There were so many opportunities lingering around in the cyber world and everybody wanted to grab a piece of the pie. Back then there was a lot more earning potential in starting an online business than … [Read more...]

A Guide to Creating Your Own Projects

Client work is great, but it's not always the kind of work you really enjoy. While you can pick and choose your clients and projects, client projects are never really as exciting as creating your own. There are several benefits to doing your own projects: Make some extra money Create something awesome for your portfolio that a client hasn't butchered Learn some new techniques or skills Stay … [Read more...]

Why Every Freelancer Should Have a Personal Project

As a freelancer, we are always looking for clients. Whether we are in freelancing for the joy and freedom of it, or to earn more than what we were being offered at our day job, a freelancer can't always get by on the expectation of getting more clients. If you want to succeed in the long run there has to be a back up plan--a plan that kicks in when all else fails. Whether it's a personal blog that earns … [Read more...]