When we read this piece on Forbes, we nodded in agreement.
After all, why should freelancers learn these lessons the hard way when they points have been outlined for us? ShortStack asked their Facebook fans, “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?”
And away we go…here are their answers, as per ShortStack’s CEO Jim Belosic.
1. You can’t do it all on your own. If you’re setting up shop as a freelancer and creating your own site, social media accounts, the works, chances are you’ll get burned out. Fast. Belosic points out, “Building a team is essential because there are only so many hours one person can devote to a business.”
2. Do one thing incredibly well. As a freelancer, you’re an entrepreneur wearing many hats. If you’re a generalist, will that hurt your chances as a writer compared to say, specializing in financial markets? The piece suggests specializing and then providing a skill or service that makes your core even better. Read more