If you are in your 7th stage of the freelance cycle, ‘all is perfectly well’, you are already used to declining work. However, if you are earlier in your freelance career, check out these 5 situations when to say NO to a new client and why. #1 When the new client has a bad reputation […]
Working from home is the future of modern day employment. But it’s not as easy as just quitting your day job and starting to work with clients. There are certain steps one should take, which don’t have anything to do with occupation or professional skills. Let’s look into some of them.
What to consider before you decide to become a freelancer
How a prospect treats me as early as the preliminary negotiations stage determines whether I’d work with them or not. Note this post is not about paying clients vs scammers. It’s more about the mentality of the ideal client and how they treat their freelancers compared to bad freelance clients.
The ideal client doesn’t need freelancers to work for him. He or she needs a freelancer to work with them.
You want to go freelance? Good for you! I know going freelance was the best decision I ever made in my career (if I can call it a career, that is). It was hard, I had my fair share of rejection letters and sleepless nights but it was worth it, all of it.
All the efforts and time I put into crafting my profile, learning how to write cover letters, improving my marketing skills and my people skills, paid off. But before I did all that, I had to ask myself some tough questions.
Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself before you make the decision to go freelance.
Most freelancers work entirely online and from home. Although we are not at the same risks as firemen, police officers or even bank tellers and store cashiers (armed robberies happen more often these days!), we still have occupational hazards such as bad clients, lack of work, too much work, and alike. Today, I’ll talk about top 5 occupational hazards of freelancers the way I have seen them during the past 5 years or so of my freelance practice.