Top Ten Things Not To Take For Granted As A Freelancer

Posted: May 14th, 2009

It’s to easy for freelancers to overlook the many things that our careers offer us. Here is a short list to remind you to stop and think of them.

10. Enjoy the taste of ramen noodles. It’s like filet mignon if you truly believe.

9. The coffee maker is the most valuable asset you’ll ever have. Make sure you give it regular tune ups and maintenance.

8. Your computer is the least valuable asset. Be sure to give it swift kicks and punch-downs to keep it in line.

7. Do yourself a favor and clean up the dust bunny piles in your home. Make them your pets so you’re not so lonely.

6. Take the money you save on clothes, deodorant, soap, etc and buy something useful like clothes, deodorant, soap, etc.

5. Always give your good clients a phone call once in a while. Hit one up for a date if you’re in a slow period.

4. Coffee and cigarettes can add up in cost after a while. Crack is way more cost effective in the long run.

3. Meals are never enjoyed in front of a computer. Savor them over the kitchen sink like real people.

2. Just because you don’t smell anything, doesn’t mean you’re not.

1. A whole world exists outside of your home and hyperlinks. Check it out.

More on the author, Johnny Spence
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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  • Thom Glick

    May 14th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Deliciously perfect!

  • Mookie

    June 23rd, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Sadly spot on about the eating over the sink bit. I even have a living room table and a dining room table too :(

  • Chris Olbekson

    January 15th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I really beginning to think I was the only one. My wife thinks so too and now I can print this post out for her (Of course I will just print it to her printer over the network so I don’t have to get up).

    One of these days I will have to move my computer a little closer to the kitchen so I can here the timer go off on my Totinos pizza. I burnt 3 of them last week.
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  • Johnny

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t recommend the move near the kitchen. Then those thoughts of “hmmm, what should I eat right now” start to take over you. Turn off the radio instead!