Here’s a new weekly feature: A roundup of recent articles and columns about freelancing. I’ll include anything though-provoking or important related to freelancing or the gig economy — news, opinion, laments, jokes, Twitter fights, you name it. Read on for the first edition, which is heavy on a one particular topic…
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.
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.
I felt pretty much zero panic about how I would continue to earn my living and support my family. I honestly didn’t give a single thought to my livelihood in that crisis moment. And that’s because I’m a freelance writer.
There seems to be a general perception that freelancing is inherently insecure, that no matter how long or successfully you’ve been doing it you’re always just a few beats away from a devastatingly bad month. But this isn’t true.
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.