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Surviving In The Freelance Economy

I refer you to an excellent article by Elaine Pofeldt on Forbes: Surviving In The Freelance Economy.

Firstly she discusses the benefits of flexibility and choice, alongside some of the risks like uncertainty of income and lack of employment benefits (in her case medical insurance).

Then she gives the following hints on how to survive as a freelancer:

  • Adopt the millionaire-next-door mindset
  • Look at other freelancers as your friends – not competitors
  • Never think like a short-timer
  • Recognize that you are running a business – and embrace it

I totally concur, having, like Elaine, been freelancing for coming up six years now - and using, in part, similar principles to guide how I run my career.

Go read Elaine's article.

Elaine also has some other good ones on freelancing in her library of articles.

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