Freelancing Tips – Don’t attempt to compete with oversea talent on pricing

One of my biggest problems when I started offering my freelance writing and webmaster services was actually finding those new customers to add to the existing clients I was already helping out on a part-time basis. I had been reviewing forums such as DigitalPoint and responding to several messages but wasn’t really picking up any work. I bid on projects on both oDesk and Scriptlance but was constantly overlooked or not selected for a variety reasons. Continue reading “Freelancing Tips – Don’t attempt to compete with oversea talent on pricing”

Freelancing Tips – Making sure you always have work to complete

It’s been forever since I updated the blog, as it’s been quite hectic on my end. Between a massive workload of freelancing work and some recent family health issues, I’ve been putting my personal site on the back burner. In any case I had the urge to write some personal articles so you might see a flurry of posts over the next couple of weeks.

It’s been over a year now since I quit full-time management position in the newspaper industry to pursue a career in freelancing. Obviously I was looking to reduce the amount of stress in my life and do something I enjoyed doing. While it was a tough go to start, I am actually one of the lucky individuals who has been able to build a client base that keeps me consistently busy. It took about six months to accomplish this but since achieving this I have been able to turn away work I didn’t particularly care for as well as increase my rates for new customers. Continue reading “Freelancing Tips – Making sure you always have work to complete”