I’ve written about why choosing a niche when you’re starting out is not a good idea. Niching down too early limits your client options, hampers your portfolio development, and stunts your career growth. But the worst part is that you might end up boxing yourself into a niche that you don’t really like, or into […]
Is It Really Possible to Work Remotely as a Freelancer?
Do you ever dream of working remotely—from anywhere you want? There are many perks: No traffic on your way to work. Being able to live wherever in the world you want. A flexible schedule leading to better work-life balance. When I first started freelancing 20+ years ago, it was quite a bit easier to find […]
How to Fire a Freelance Client
One piece of good news about freelancing is that most of your clients will be stellar. The bad news is that, every once in a while, you’ll end up working with a client who…isn’t. They might take up too much time, sap your creative juices, or just makes you miserable. If you end up with […]
Stay Focused as a Freelancer: The 5 Second Rule
Wouldn’t it be great to have a superhuman ability to sit down and crank out amazing work on command? Unfortunately that’s not my gift. Just like anyone else, I also find it difficult to stay focused as a freelancer. So if you procrastinate or avoid doing your work now and again, maybe it will help […]
Find Great Freelance Job Listings
Finding businesses you want to work with and pitching them is a great way to control your business and your income. But there’s another side to the equation, which can be a great way to complement your pitching game. There are a few places you can go to look for freelance job listings, beef up […]
Is it Possible to Freelance Part-Time?
Both financial and lifestyle gurus talk a lot about “side hustles.” It’s actually quite a popular buzzword. But, what is a side hustle? And is it the same as choosing to freelance part-time? Basically, a side hustle is a small business (or a sole proprietorship) that helps you bring in extra money in your free […]