20 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be a Freelancer We’ve all read countless articles on the reasons you should consider freelancing. They often make it out like anyone still working in the corporate world is just a schmuck with no ambition. But the truth is, there are plenty of reasons not to start freelancing. Below are twenty such reasons, all laid out so you can make an informed decision about whether freelancing is really something you want to do in your career.
How I Made 6 Figures as a Freelance Writer in 2011 7inShare If you’re like me, shortly after 2011 ended you wondered: “How much did I earn from freelance writing this year?” Last year I did a marketing analysis…and this year I wanted to take it a step further and do an income analysis. Not because I dream of being inundated by people who’d like to sell me products and services because they think I’m rolling in dough (ha! three kids…college tuition…). No. Become A Freelancer - - Freelancers In The UK Print-friendly version Taking the plunge to shrug off the corporate cloak (it's cosy! It fits well! How To Be A Successful Freelance Creative Essential advice to build your freelance creative career @jonnyelwyn I’ve just started reading you e-book last night and it is everything the doctor ordered! Fantastic work!
How To Be A Happy And Successful Creative Freelancer (Or Work With One) When talking to creative freelancers, there’s one phrase that’s often repeated: "I don’t mean to sound cheesy or cliché but…" What follows that "but" ranges from waxing lyrical about the ability to control the professional and personal work they do, to an appreciation of work-life balance, to a full-on embrace of occupational joy and diversity. "It sounds cheesy, but if I’m not having fun, I’m not happy." That many freelancers sound like they have to defend their chosen career path says something about the state of the work world. It’s as if being satisfied in your work and how you go about it is something to feel guilty about; like somehow being your own boss is equated with not having a real job and faffing about in your jammies; as if in order to do real work you have toil away at a "stable" job with an office and its attendant politics. But, really, it’s the full-timers who should be defending the act of working at a desk inside a big office. Building Your Own Brand
How to Start Freelancing With No Experience The freelancing industry enjoyed impressive growth in the past several years. In 2011, the Financial Times (UK) reported a 12% growth in the number of freelancers from 2008. Popular freelance broker site Elance enjoyed consistent growth in past years, with the number of jobs posted rising from around 200,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to 300,000 in the same period in 2013. In addition to a more flexible work schedule, freelancers tend to be happy. According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, 90% of freelancers are happier now than they were before going solo, and nearly half felt no impact from the economic downturn.
So You Want to be a Freelancer... - Samuel Mullen In certain circles, I get a lot of attention when I mention I’m an independent developer (i.e. freelancer). The questions range from “isn’t it risky?” to “how long have you been doing it? Being a Successful Freelancer: 25 Things I Learned the Hard Way Author: Casey Hibbard; Published: Feb 21, 2013; Category: Case study writing, Writing Customer Stories; Tags: None; 10 Comments “If it was easy, everyone would do it.” I’m not sure who said that, but file it under quotes that are wise, but still hard to accept. It’s absolutely true for freelancing. It’s not an easy road, but it gets easier over time.