Top 10: Why First-Time Freelancers Fail

Top 10: Why First-Time Freelancers Fail

So you have been thinking of quitting your day job and starting up as a freelancer? Beware of these 10 things that can sink your business before it sets sail, listed by Freelance switch:

There’s quite a fetish for failure-as-fodder these days. Search “failure” on popular business sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, or Inc, and you’ll get loads of articles on how it can be a great teacher.

I have to admit: I used to party on this bandwagon. Rally people to feel free to fail, as if it encourages higher-levels of creativity. Self-destruct certain projects just to see what happens.

Then the Harvard Business Review released their Failure issue. And I saw the cult of failure for what it was: a misguided attempt to ease anxiety.

This got me thinking. Do I have to fail at being a first-time freelancer to learn to be a successful freelancer? The answer is an unequivocal NO.

Listen, failure can be a great teacher—especially if you learn from someone else’s failure.

So, if you are a first-time freelancer and would like to become a seasoned one without having failed—then read on to learn the top ten mistakes first-time freelancers make and how to avoid them. Achieving success doesn’t require you to fall flat on your face first.

Reed the full article over @ Freelance switch

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One response to “Top 10: Why First-Time Freelancers Fail”

  1. Freelancing is an insecure profession and many people who want to become freelancers think many times before joining this profession. They hesitate because they fear failure while others work hard and struggle a lot to reach their goals. Many people think that freelancers fail because of skill or expertise but it’s not always true. Let’s look at the main reasons why freelancers fail during their freelancing career to take off and what you can do to avoid the things that increase the chance of failure.

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