One of the benefits of working for a company is that you receive benefits like paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings packages. You may mistakenly believe that freelancers don’t have any benefits. That’s simply not true. Although these benefits may not be built in as part of your employment package, freelancers have many […]
How Much Does It Cost to Start a Freelance Business?
Whether you want to be a full-time freelancer or just add a little extra income to and keep your day job, freelancing is for you!
Before you start any new business endeavor, however, you should consider the cost.
What are common business costs to freelance? How much will it cost to start a freelance business?
Freelancers: Create Your Own Benefits Package
One key factor that prevents people from freelancing—particularly full-time freelancing—is that they feel like it’s too risky to leave the benefits that come with a full-time job. The assumption—frankly, myth—is that if you freelance, you can’t possibly have the same benefits as an employee at a company. That’s simply untrue. As a freelancer, all you […]
Your Idea of High-Paying Freelance Clients is Holding Your Business Back
Many freelancers have the dream of landing a handful of high-paying freelance clients and never having to search for new clients again. The problem is, when most freelancers think of high-paying clients, they think big companies. They assume big companies = big budgets and small companies = small budgets. Here’s the problem: it’s an assumption. […]
Become Your Clients’ Go-To: Land Repeat Work as a Freelancer
It’s natural to want to feel like the work you’re doing is necessary—to feel like your clients need you. After all, you know that your job is safe when your clients are always in need of your help. But, adjust because you offer great services doesn’t mean that you’ll just be handed repeat freelance work. […]
Freelance Pitch Example: How Not to Pitch
By now, you’re aware that sending value-packed pitches is the best way to take full control of your career. Still, it can be intimidating to reach out to people. That’s often why job-bidding sites can look so much easier by comparison. But, those sites will only lead to low income and high frustration. What you […]