Around the Horn

Posted: January 9th, 2009

What’s going on in the world of freelance? Here are the chosen ones for the week of January 5th, 2009.

FreelanceFolder: You think freelancers have it made because they can get up at noon, take fifteen breaks in a day or even call it a day after just an hour of work? Well, hell yeah we can! The ones that make money though have a little thing called self-discipline that helps them through.

Freelance Folder: Alright, alright we don’t exactly get up at noon and take fifteen breaks a day. Freelancing is pretty damn hard because… “Despite how magnificent it can be to work for yourself, there are some things about freelancing that just plain suck.”

The Wealthy Freelancer: Has five tips for freelance success. Number 3, becoming an expert in your niche, should actually be of the most interest. Most freelancers take it for granted but it is being an expert and getting the word out that helps you get work and good pay out of it.

CMD+SHIFT: Want to know some of the reasons why some freelancers thrive and others fail?

ZenHabits: You’d probably kill to be able to work at home under your own rules. Classic case of grass is greener on the other side… the home office can actually drive you insane. These are tips on keeping yourself from the end of your rope while slaving away at thome.

Authentic Boredom: Cameron has ten things he learned after half a year of freelancing. I couldn’t agree more with all of them. Best advice: say ‘no’ as often as you say ‘yes.’

Authentic Boredom: Whoa… Cameron posted ten more things he learned after a FULL year of freelancing. Funny enough, he sounds like he matured ten years as a freelancer.

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Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

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