Notes from the Life of a Freelancer

Freelancing can be a blessing and a curse. Many of us became freelancers because we wanted to leave office life behind. We like controlling our schedule. We like determining which projects we will accept. And we like having a limited commute, from the coffee pot to the home office. All those things are great. But freelancing has its challenges, too.

Consistency is the biggest challenge that I face as a freelancer: consistency in billing, consistency in workload, and consistency in getting paid.

Here are some articles that I wrote for Queercents about my life as a freelancer. I hope you find them helpful. And if you’ve got your own tips for making it on your own, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section.

How to Write a Query Letter
Screening Prospective Clients
Get it All in Writing
Setting Up an Invoice System
Will You Work for Free?
Effective Time Management

 

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