New to Freelancing? Avoid These Mistakes

Posted March 3, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves

There are many circumstances you might find yourself in when you’re searching for a job. Best case scenario, you’re in a job you want to move on from and have the paycheck, freedom, and time to look for the right next step. But for many, searching for a job comes after a layoff or separation that couldn’t be controlled. When this happens, often earning some cash is the most important piece of your job search. So you have to decide – do you take the first job offered, even if it’s not the right one? Or do you get a bit creative in your financial situation?

Often, job searchers will find unemployment a great time to dip their toe in the waters of freelancing. It’s a way that seems easy to make quick cash, and to supplement your income while you’re looking for the perfect position – a “Mr. Right Now” situation, if you will, while you go out and look for “Mr. Right.”

The problem I’ve seen often with these part-time freelancers, though, is they make grave mistakes that can make it difficult, if not impossible, to make money through freelance. I could pontificate all day, or I could point you to my friends over at Brazen Careerist who have given you the how to on avoiding common freelancing mistakes. Read the full article by clicking here, “New to Freelancing? Avoid These Mistakes.”


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."