A freelancer is a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer. (dictionary.com)
If you are a freelancer you have to possess a high level of discipline and organizational skill because you are your own employer and not part of a corporate structure. And although you may not have a brick and mortar location or multiple employees, it is important that you conduct yourself as a business.
There are some tax considerations and legal documentation for establishing yourself as an actual business entity but when I say “establish yourself as a business”, I mean from a mental standpoint– approach every interaction with a client as you would if you were working for a company because in essence, you are the company.
Here are some best practices that freelancers should follow:
Writer. Reader. Designer. Creative Spirit.
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”