Challengers As A Freelancer You Must Be Prepared To Face
- June 18th, 2012
As a freelancer there are several challenges and hurdles, which you must be prepared to face. The article is advice for freelance newbie’s, or people considering transitioning to freelancing. This will help to give you an insight into the challenges, you may face along your journey.
Being prepared to wear many hats
Freelancing is more than playing around with pretty colours, and receiving a big fat cheque at the end of project. There is so many roles as a freelancer which you must prepared to undertake marketing, accounting, taxes etc, there is ever so many rolls you must fulfil in order to survive as a freelancer.
Working on projects you hate but doing it like you love it
Not every freelance project you undertake will you enjoy working on.There will be many projects which you may find boring, but must find the motivation, and enthusiasm to produce your best work, in order to meet clients expectations.
Keeping track of income expenditures
The main objective of freelancing is to generate an income, therefore you must have an understanding upon how much money you’re earning, and your expenditures. If you are spending more than you’re earning, your going to be burning a big hole in your pocket. Budgeting and keeping track of your money, is essential for a long and prosperous career.
Saying no to paying clients
This is one of the most difficult decisions, I’m sure you will be faced with, turning down paying clients. Sometimes its more beneficial to turn down projects, rather than accepting them. Time is money. Any project which is a large consumption of time for a small fee is never worth doing.
Working fast and efficiently
This is another difficult challenge being capable of working fast and efficiently, while still producing your best possible work. It’s vital to work quickly in order to meet project deadlines, and to move on to other paying projects, which may be awaiting.
I hope you find the tips useful, and you’re now aware of the challenges which awaits you with freelancing. I would love to hear the in comments your thoughts on challenges every freelancer must prepared to face.