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...]

What Does It Take to Become a Freelancer?

It's no secret that more and more people are adopting a freelance lifestyle. For some, freelancing is a matter of preference. They are attracted to the flexible life style that freelancers enjoy. Others are forced into freelancing out of desperation after they lose a more traditional job. If you're reading this post, you may even be wondering whether freelancing is right for you. But what does it … [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...]

Five Ways to Start a Freelance Business Right Now

Have you been meaning to start freelancing on a part-time or full-time, but keep putting it off because you think that starting a freelance business is too much work? While it's true that freelancing can be a lot of work, the good news is that you don't have to do everything all at once. If you have a full-time job or do not need full-time freelancing income right away, you can ease into freelancing a little … [Read more...]