Cameron Moll has done a good job on sharing his experience on being a full-time freelancer. There are 10 things that he have learned over his first 6 months freelancing life. It is interesting to see in term of how to communicate, getting projects, and handling projects:

  • Err on the side of abundant contact
  • Care for the future
  • Care for the present
  • Avoid Monday deadlines
  • Be cautious responding to emails outside business hours
  • Say ‘no’ as often as you say ‘yes’
  • Make project expenses justify themselves
  • Beware the inevitable check delay
  • Be chummy with your point of contact
  • Don’t leap without solid footing

Say ‘no’ as often as you say ‘yes’ is probably a gold tips for freelancing. Many time getting less projects is more. Saying no on some projects may be able you to say yes on some other things. It is best, if you can choose, get projects on what you enjoy and passionate, and also profitable with the time you have invested at the end of the day.

Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days – [Authentic Boredom]

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