turning freelance work into a sustainable design business
25 Jul 2008 - 12:26pm
5 years ago
I'm at the point where I am looking for a job, but also doing a lot of contract/freelance work. In regards to the job front I'm not finding what I want or I find something and the position gets put on hold.
I'm trying to figure out how to turn my freelance work into a sustainable business, something that can provide me with a steady stream of revenue and income. When I was younger, I tried freelancing but didn't turn it into a sustainable business. I was not charging enough for services nor was I at a point where I really understood how to run a business (nor did I really want to).
I think the biggest issues for me are 1) marketing myself 2) business development and 3) contract rates.
Can anybody share their experience of how they went from freelancer and built themselves a business? I'd be interested to hear people's stories. What are the pain points, how did you solve them?