Russell ditches his commute, works fewer hours, and makes more money ($100/hr) when he switches to freelancing

Russell never considered himself an “office drone” — his work at a breast cancer charity felt meaningful. But there was something standing in the way of him feeling truly fulfilled. “The charity was great, but the commute was awful. I was away from my family for more hours than I was with them, and it …

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Can attitude beat skills in freelancing?

Which of the following do you think is the most important ingredient for succeeding at freelancing: A) Experience B) Skills C) Attitude While they can all be important, I believe that the most important of the three is C, your attitude. Once you understand this, it becomes much easier to compete against freelancers with more …

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There are 2 freelancing “stories” you can tell yourself. Which one do you choose?

There are 2 basic stories you can tell yourself (and/or other people) about freelancing. Option A: It’s hard to find clients. There’s too much competition. There aren’t enough high paying clients. I can’t compete against people with more experience, more credentials, etc. Clients always want to pay the smallest amount possible. I can’t compete against …

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Freelancing words that need to die

I don’t know whose idea it was to call dog cages “crates,” but I’ll bet that person is very rich right now. Ditto for whoever replaced the term “genetically engineered foods” with “genetically modified foods”. Then there’s the story of two bricklayers, laying brick for a new cathedral. A kid walks by and asks each …

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