Some people get into freelancing with a somewhat negative attitude. Their state of mind follows a line of thinking similar to these:
The financial crisis made my life really tough and being a freelancer is not ideal but I am desperate and ready to work for pennies (that’s what freelancing is, right?)
I am a hard-working highly-qualified professional but nobody wants to hire me, I don’t know why, I don’t know what else they want…
I am super smart but employers never give me a chance, they are stupid like that – not understanding that I am good and they miss on the opportunity to hire me
Some of these sound ridiculous but when looking for freelancers, I have heard every single one of them. Don’t be like that, please. If you truly want to succeed as a freelancer, you must shift your perspective. Choose to be positive for freelance success!