My mentor in college gave me two bits of advice that have really helped me thus far: 1. Keep a CTA file on every client & 2. Never stop learning, never stop researching.
Research is vital to a successful freelancer. Research enables you to learn from other's mistakes and gain insight into how the veterans do things-- which, together, can launch you farther and faster in your freelance career. My mentor pointed out to me that when she was first starting out, her generation didn't have the endless resources and in inside knowledge from professionals like we do today.
You couldn't pop onto Jessica Hische's blog and get her advice on getting freelance work (Jessica wasn't around back then, but you get my point.) and there weren't websites dedicated to helping new & veteran freelancers alike like there are today.
And I'm definitely a researcher. So I thought, instead of us all doing this research independently, we can learn from each other, share resources and all of us take over the world together <3 Read More