Thursday, May 05, 2005

Advice from Successful Freelancers

Since we started advertising for success stories from freelancers, we've gotten numerous requests for advice on how to get started.

My mother used to say, "If you want to do something, ask someone who's already doing it for advice." Since our success story series doesn't start until next week, here is a link to an article that contains "how to" advice from successful freelancers.

As you will read, the most important traits to possess if you are going to freelance is patience and persistence. The article is here:

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