7 Ways Freelance Specialization Is Completely Overrated

Did you make this huge freelancing mistake? First, you decide to freelance. Next, you choose a field such as writing, programming, design, and so on. The next big decision you make as a freelancer is choosing your specialization. If this is the way you started out as a freelancer, you may be off to a rocky start. Yes, I know that nearly every freelance blogger tells you that you need a specialized … [Read more...]

When Should You Specialize Your Freelancing Business?

As a freelancer, should you become more specialized? A regular debate topic that crops up often among freelancers is whether freelancers should specialize or offer general services in their field. In fact, the idea of specialization appeals to many freelancers. In this post, we'll take another look at being a specialist versus being a generalist. We'll also identify some situations where it makes more … [Read more...]

How Defining Your Ideal Project Can Improve Your Freelancing Business

Have you ever gotten one of those projects that just sets your teeth on edge? You know the kind I mean--the kind of project that you dread waking up to do, but feel obligated to complete since you committed to doing it. I think every freelancer struggles with this problem, sooner or later. Let's face it, some of those unpleasant projects pay pretty well, but they sure can suck some of the joy out of … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Freelance Specialty

There have been several debates on whether or not you should specialize your services. It's almost as heated as a debate as whether or not you should charge hourly or project rates. However, I firmly believe that specializing my services and¬†clientele¬†was what really allowed my own business to take off and succeed. … [Read more...]