Ahhh, to name your own hours and pick your own projects — that would be the life!
Well, it would be if that were all there was to it.
In reality, freelancers spend a lot of time looking for jobs, writing queries, and developing proposals. Then they have the same issues with sitting down in a chair (literally or figuratively) and getting the work done. And then there’s the wait (often long, often dicey) to get paid.
I believe the web has made freelancing more difficult. The race is to knock out the fastest proposal at the lowest price. And you’re not just competing with a select group of people with the same skillset any more. You’re competing with most of the world — including people in countries where they are willing to to design a web site for $75, write a blog for $10, or paint a quick portrait for $5.
You have to have a good game, and I’ve played it.
I can help with:
- Building or optimizing your web site
- Writing a killer resume
- Establishing your web presence through social media
- Developing your blogs and getting your work out there
- Setting up systems for managing your business
Microbusiness Toolbox also offers coaching to help you clarify your vision and choose an approach to your business which works with the person you are; consulting to help you start, manage, and grow your business on a practical level; and an array of services to help you start or grow your freelance business. While we do not provide legal or financial services, we can also walk you through the process of finding reputable local providers for these needs.