One of the best things about being a freelancer is the ability to manage your work around the demands of family life.
But the workload can be really inconsistent, with some weeks feeling like your clients have forgotten about you and others like there isn’t enough caffeine in the world to get you through to your next deadline.
Freelancing is a wild concept.
It allows individuals to generate income separate from a salaried position.
As a freelancer, your portfolio holds a lot of weight.
Potential freelance clients want to actually see what you are capable of rather than just reading things off of a list on your resume. This is especially true for creative freelancers.
In most cases, seeing is believing.
When it comes to freelancing, the more you can streamline and automate, the better.
When you first dreamed of being a freelancer, what came to mind?
Collaborating can be one of the most exciting, rewarding, and fun activities you engage in during your professional life.
Many people choose freelancing because it gives them a certain amount of autonomy.
Long gone are the days of the “starving artist” and struggling to know how to make money with your art.
With the internet providing so many possibilities when it comes to marketing a skill and making money from it, artists can profit just as much from the opportunity as other freelancers.
Therefore, if you are someone whose passion lies in visual creation, a.k.a. an artist, there is no reason you can’t channel your creativity into an income!
With so many choices of where to find freelancing work, it can be difficult to choose which platform you should dedicate your time to.
I know I have my favorites but not every platform out there is suitable to every freelancer – and not every freelance has the time to play around with what’s available to see what works.
It’s bound to happen at one point or another…
If you have any kind of freelance clients that don’t pay you in advance of your services, you are going to run into a time where your invoices go unpaid and your clients end up with past due invoices or, worse yet, not paying you at all.