How to Find Work: Marketplaces

How to Find Work: Marketplaces

As part of my series about how to find work as a freelancer, let’s talk about the one option that many newbie freelancers think is THE place to turn to find clients: marketplace sites like Upwork and Fiverr.

What Are the “Disciplines of Top Freelancers”?

What Are the “Disciplines of Top Freelancers”?

Freelance work can be an excellent money-maker. The key to building a lucrative freelance career is treating the venture like the business it is.

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You Can Set Your Own Prices

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: You Can Set Your Own Prices

Being in charge of your own pricing is one of the biggest challenges in freelancing. It has some major disadvantages, especially for those who haven’t built up their confidence, but it also presents remarkable and exciting opportunities.

How to Find Work: Nepotism

How to Find Work: Nepotism

Some people stay away from working with family members for fear of the appearance of impropriety, but as freelancers who are always on the lookout for new clients, we don’t tend to have time for such compunctions.

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: A Variety of Work From Many Clients

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: A Variety of Work From Many Clients

Whether you work for two or twenty clients in a given week, your time will be spent managing a cascade of tasks, projects, and deadlines as you work to keep multiple customers satisfied. This variability has its upsides and its downsides.

If You Learn One Thing About Freelancing, Make it This

If You Learn One Thing About Freelancing, Make it This

But amidst all those many, many pages of wisdom you can read in blog and books, I don’t remember ever seeing the most important thing about freelancing, the nugget of truth that — if truly understood — will free you up to take the freelance world by storm in your own special way.

How to Find Work: Piggybacking

How to Find Work: Piggybacking

The better the relationship you have with those you work with, the more likely they will be to hire you again … and again … and again. At each new job they go to, they always hire you whenever the need for a freelancer of your kind arises.

How to Find Work: Groups

How to Find Work: Groups

Both online and offline, joining and interacting with groups that relate to your profession and the industry in which you work is one of the best things you can do for your freelancing career.

Earning $30,000 and $250,000 — Both Freelance Writers

Earning $30,000 and $250,000 — Both Freelance Writers

A $250,000-earning freelance writer makes more than eight times the income of a freelancer who makes $30,000. Yet both call themselves “freelance writers.” What gives?

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Unlimited Earning Potential

Pros & Cons of Freelancing: Unlimited Earning Potential

So far in my “Pros & Cons of Freelancing” column, I have covered the joys and challenges of being your own boss and of managing your own time. This third installment will address another core topic of full-time freelance life: Money. Much discussion of money…