Freelancing Tips – Don’t be afraid to part ways with problem clients

One of the biggest lessons I learned this year was dealing with problem clients. Customers who hire you to complete freelance projects can come in a wide array of personalities. One client could absolutely love everything you do in one draft while others require constant changes not only because they don’t like what you’ve initially delivered but also because they seem to change their minds as they go and the project progresses. Of course, they don’t want to pay anything extra and expect you to continue making constant revisions until they are happy. Continue reading “Freelancing Tips – Don’t be afraid to part ways with problem clients”

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”