Month: May 2019

How to Find Work: Referrals

I’m systematically working through all 10 ways I find freelance work, unpacking the details of how to approach each item on the list. I’ve already covered listings, magnetism, and asking. Now it’s time for a classic: referrals. Referrals are one of the major engines of a successful freelance career, and getting good ones should never be …

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Striking Out for Freelance Gulch: An Extended Metaphor for Starting a Freelance Career

Perhaps you live in the big city of corporate workplaces. Things are logical and centrally planned, you’re told what to do and when to do it, you receive money for going through motions, and everything is calm and predictable. Your decision-making power is limited; it may even be nonexistent. Your employers like it that way. …

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Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Your Time Is Your Own

I’m writing this monthly series about the joys and challenges of full-time freelancing, and it turns out that in many cases the joys are the same as the challenges — usually two sides of the same coin. That is certainly true with the question of time management. The joy and challenge of your time being …

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