Freelance In The New Economy By me. (with a lot of help from freelanceswitch.com)
Prioritize Clients Not all clients are created equal. Because of this, you should not spend equal time and resources for e...
Evaluate Current Clients Make a list of the pros / cons of your clients
Figure out who is awesome Clients that are  <ul><li>Stable
Pay on time
Pay well
Have potential for new work </li></ul>
Figure out who sucks Clients that : <ul><li>Don't pay
Unstable
Morally objectionable </li></ul>
Keep one main client Of your awesome clients, pick one that's most stable, and try to make it at least a simple majority o...
Have an interesting client Everyone likes something other than work. Find a client that's doing work that you'd like to do...
Find New Clients After you've figured out who the clients are that you want to keep, you'll probably need to figure out wh...
Old Skool Networking Facebook is cool, but the bar is better.
U Need Communication Skillz When you're at the bar, shut-up. If someone is talking to you, they want to talk _to_ you. Don...
Use CoLab There's this awesome place to get work / opportunity.  Use it.
When it's time to work, do it Don't even look at your XBox bad
Don't Be Flaky If the work starts to suck, don't flake out. Remember that it sucked, and don't get more work like that. Do...
Figure out what makes you productive, and get more of that in your work life
“Hustle” It's true.
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  1. 1. Freelance In The New Economy By me. (with a lot of help from freelanceswitch.com)
  2. 2. Prioritize Clients Not all clients are created equal. Because of this, you should not spend equal time and resources for each of your clients
  3. 3. Evaluate Current Clients Make a list of the pros / cons of your clients
  4. 4. Figure out who is awesome Clients that are <ul><li>Stable
  5. 5. Pay on time
  6. 6. Pay well
  7. 7. Have potential for new work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Figure out who sucks Clients that : <ul><li>Don't pay
  9. 9. Unstable
  10. 10. Morally objectionable </li></ul>
  11. 11. Keep one main client Of your awesome clients, pick one that's most stable, and try to make it at least a simple majority of your work (50.1%).
  12. 12. Have an interesting client Everyone likes something other than work. Find a client that's doing work that you'd like to do if you weren't a freelancer. If you like comic books, get a comic book client.
  13. 13. Find New Clients After you've figured out who the clients are that you want to keep, you'll probably need to figure out where new work is coming in from.
  14. 14. Old Skool Networking Facebook is cool, but the bar is better.
  15. 15. U Need Communication Skillz When you're at the bar, shut-up. If someone is talking to you, they want to talk _to_ you. Don't interrupt people. Be polite. Be friendly. Be geniune.
  16. 16. Use CoLab There's this awesome place to get work / opportunity. Use it.
  17. 17. When it's time to work, do it Don't even look at your XBox bad
  18. 18. Don't Be Flaky If the work starts to suck, don't flake out. Remember that it sucked, and don't get more work like that. Don't ever bitch out.
  19. 19. Figure out what makes you productive, and get more of that in your work life
  20. 20. “Hustle” It's true.
  21. 21. Save Money. If you're making good money, stock some away. Eventually, money will dry up. Cash flow problems is the number 1 killer of businesses
  22. 22. Don't wait for government Politics aside, nobody is going to save you. Don't be a victim of circumstance. You're an entrepreneur
  23. 23. Don't burn out!!!
  24. 24. Find what inspires you, and get more of that. Inspiration is work, what gasoline is to cars
  25. 25. Get more info (Google it) Don't listen to me. I don't know what I'm doing.

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