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[link]7 Common Mistakes Made by New Freelancers

Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

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In this article we’ll take a look at 7 mistakes that many new freelancers make. The purpose is to help those of you who are in the process of moving into the world of freelancing, or considering it. By knowing these challenges ahead of time you’ll be better prepared to avoid them in your own business.

Mistake #1: Not Saving Enough Money Before Moving to Full-Time Freelance Work
Mistake #2: Lack of Planning for Taxes
Mistake #3: Accepting Every Project that Comes Your Way
Mistake #4: Not Using Contracts
Mistake #5: Starting a Project Without Collecting a Percentage of the Payment Up Front
Mistake #6: Jumping in to the Design Work too Quickly
Mistake #7: Working Without Tracking Your Time


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Re: [link]7 Common Mistakes Made by New Freelancers

Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:38 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 10 January 2012 - 11:11 AM, said:

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Who doesn't want to be prepared for stumbling points before you encounter them?

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In this article we’ll take a look at 7 mistakes that many new freelancers make. The purpose is to help those of you who are in the process of moving into the world of freelancing, or considering it. By knowing these challenges ahead of time you’ll be better prepared to avoid them in your own business.

Mistake #1: Not Saving Enough Money Before Moving to Full-Time Freelance Work
Mistake #2: Lack of Planning for Taxes
Mistake #3: Accepting Every Project that Comes Your Way
Mistake #4: Not Using Contracts
Mistake #5: Starting a Project Without Collecting a Percentage of the Payment Up Front
Mistake #6: Jumping in to the Design Work too Quickly
Mistake #7: Working Without Tracking Your Time




these all match with me ! eveone do same problem. wow !
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Re: [link]7 Common Mistakes Made by New Freelancers

Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

Numbers 3 and 4 are spot on.
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Re: [link]7 Common Mistakes Made by New Freelancers

Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:02 AM

Mistake # 1 Not Saving Enough Money Before Moving to Full-Time Freelance Work. Even I would say leaving full-time job to do freelance work.
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Re: [link]7 Common Mistakes Made by New Freelancers

Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:23 AM

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Mistake #4: Not Using Contracts


This is a big one. A contract is crucial if you're doing work for someone for pay. You have to be able to specify what "done" means, and how much you get paid when you get to "done" and what recourse each side has if there's a disagreement. It's just common sense - how are you going to be sure you get paid, if you don't have some record of agreement of how much you're supposed to be paid?
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:35 AM

The other side of this is to make sure that the contract is enforceable on both sides and the cost is worth going after the other party in the event of a default.


There is nothing worse than having a contract in place only to find out that it is not enforceable in Chi Chi OR that it will cost more to sue than what the project was worth anyway.
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