Lessons from getting a house painted

Over the last week, I received an object lesson in how important trust and honesty are when you are a freelancer. I contracted a local fellow to paint my home and the experience has been less than satisfactory. But it’s been a great reminder and learning opportunity.

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Five things to do when the work dries up

The last month has brought me a challenge that, until now, I’d not had to deal with in my freelance business. Several jobs that were booked with regular, reliable clients were cancelled meaning that my work and financial planning were¬†laid to waste.

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Be fearless – but learn from mistakes

A comment to a recent post here and a post on LinkedI summarise a key element of the success I’ve managed as a freelancer.

A couple of things caught my eye this week – a comment to a recent post here and a post on LinkedIn. And together, they summarise a key element of the success I’ve managed as a freelancer. Continue reading “Be fearless — but learn from mistakes”

How to choose a niche – balancing fun, talent and profit

Choosing a niche to exploit might feel like a black art rather than a science. Here’s how I do it.

Choosing a niche to exploit might feel like a black art rather than a science. Here’s how I do it.

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