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So You Want to Go Freelance (Part 3) standard

Welcome to the third and slightly delayed final edition of So You Want to Go Freelance.  In this post, I’ll be providing some advice on finding clients. Considering where your work will come from is one of the things that keeps freelancers (and potential freelancers) up at night.  Income uncertainty is probably the greatest barrier to making the leap into freelance work, which is why I think that this is probably the most important of the three installments posted here.  Although nothing that I write below will be Earth-shattering, I hope that hearing it from someone who has been successful will give you the confidence to go out and try it yourself. 1) Former Employers – No one knows the ...

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So You Want to Go Freelance (Part 1) image

Every few weeks, I respond to an inquiry about how I got started doing freelance market research.  Since I’m relatively new to freelancing, I generally have a lot to say on this subject.  I have so much to say that I’ll probably have to break my ramblings down into 2 separate posts to cover it all here.  The second post will focus on how to market yourself and where to look for clients (think low hanging fruit). Actually, you might think that me laying out the process to freelancing is counterintuitive since anyone that follows my sage advice would become my competition.  The truth is that there’s probably not enough good freelancers out there to meet the overwhelming need in the industry. I firmly ...

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My work has slowed down in June, which happened by my own design.  However, the slow time has reminded me how much of a busy-body I am.  I just don’t like sitting around and my “to-do” list gets longer by the day. Basically for the past month, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, a little pampering of myself, and a ton of driving my kids around.  I’ve also been looking into a few additional business ventures that I can’t discuss yet. It’s been fun, and I’ve been enjoying a little spontaneity, like yesterday when I found that there is a Bantam & Biddy in Lenox Mall.  Luckily, I had my book so I had a productive little lunch. I know you’re hating me right ...

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