Lessons To A New Freelancer: From The Archives of Middle Earth

Trudging through the day is hardly an easy task. It’s a rewarding one, but not easy. Sometimes you work all day and night, other times you find yourself in a slow spit. But, I wanted to share with you some important lessons from my first years as a freelancer. Strap on your backpack, grab your hobbit shoes and track with me through middle earth. The journey will have orcs, dragons, flaming pits of fire, death swamps and more.

We might ever find Grendel.

The first year is all about building momentum. It’s hard work, but it can be done. YOu have to spend your days, consorting with clients and trying to get them to take a chance on you. You have to become an expert in the field of querying, and you have to know where to look to find them in the first place. You can have many times when a positive interaction might make you feel like you made it, but guess what-you won’t have.

So take that and keep moving, the first year is not just about trying to figure a schedule, it’s about working hard.

Don’t worry

That’s right easier said than done, but if you work hard you will have a reward. You have to go above and beyond but you can do it. Making it work is a hard thing-but you can do it. We all worry- will that money come in? Will I be able to finish? But don’t! It’s not something that you want ot fall into because if you do you will be depressed and might be trapped there for the duration of your career. Trapped, like a rat! Your mind is a mental matrix. Remember, there are a lot of twists and turns in the road but you don’t want to make it even curvier with worry.

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They will get the word out about your business and let others know you are serious, and expect no response for a while.

Have a set time to stop working for the night and stick to it! 

Make sure that you are working hard on everything you agree to. 

Be arrogant and not humble.

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