Playin’ the Role: A Case Study in Credibility

There are times and places for eloquence. This isn't one. There's something you need to know and you don't need fanciful principles, lofty concepts, or useless ideology. This is a report on a case study that will change the way you freelance. Let's get down to brass tacks and set a solid foundation with some undeniable facts. You face inherent obstacles that threaten your success as a freelancer. Actually, … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Do You Feel Secure?

Some time ago the folks at Freelance Switch had this survey (I'm sure you've heard of it by now), 3,700 freelancers responded and now we get to see the results. If you took part in the survey you probably already received the PDF report, if you didn't participate you can make a donation (of at least $3, more is better) to get the report. So since I took part in the survey I got the PDF (55 pages), I read it … [Read more...]

Christine O’Kelly, I’m Talking To You!

Christine, I have a confession to make. I got a copy of your eBook (How I Built a Profitable Freelance Business for Under $50 ... And How You Can Too!) and read it through it. I thought it was great, even though I wasn't technically a freelancer - I just wanted to pull out tips to make my current web business better. And it did. But then the nagging thought kept popping up ... could I really build a … [Read more...]

Keep Your Batteries Charged – How To Minimize And Manage Stress

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, chances are there are times where you find your work stressful. Even worse, if you are like most Americans, the line between your work and “home” has been invariably blurred due to changing demographics and improvements in communications technology. The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) report cites the following statistics relating to … [Read more...]

Do You Think Like An Entrepreneur? – If Not, Maybe That’s What’s Holding You Back

There has always been a consensus that entrepreneurs think differently than the average Joe; however, it was not until fairly recently that the root of this “entrepreneurial thinking” was identified. Saras D. Sarasvathy, in her study, “What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?” examined the reasoning of 30 founders of companies, ranging in size from $200 MM to $6.5 B. What Sarasvathy found was that these … [Read more...]