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10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing
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10 Wise Lessons I've learnt from Freelancing

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A simple presentation I've put together highlighting some important lessons I've learnt in my short time freelancing. …

A simple presentation I've put together highlighting some important lessons I've learnt in my short time freelancing.

I hope these can help you with your own freelancing or business.

I had all these written down as Post-it notes stuck to my office wall and I thought I'd give them a new life.

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  • 1. 10WISE LESSONS   I’ve Learnt from Freelancing Presented by Illiya Vjestica
  • 2. “Our greatest weakness lies in givingup. The most certain way to succeedis always to try just one more time”Thomas A. Edison
  • 3. IF YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF (Then you should pat yourself on the back)
  • 4. AS IT TAKESCOURAGE & GUTS(Not everyone has the balls to do it!)
  • 5. I DON’T CLAIM TO BE A BUSINESS GURU These are just some simple lessons I’ve learnt
  • 6. I’VE FAILED MORETHAN I’VE SUCCEEDED  
  • 7. “Success is not final,failure in life is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts” Winston Churchill
  • 8. THE LESSONS
  • 9. LESSON #1
  • 10. ALWAYS WORKWith the decision maker
  • 11. ALWAYS WORKWith the decision maker*They aren’t always who you think
  • 12. LESSON #2
  • 13. BUSINESS ISWAR!
  • 14. YOU HAVE TO FIGHT!To achieve your dreams
  • 15. LESSON #3
  • 16. THINK!BEFORE PRESSINGSEND…
  • 17. YOU CAN’T UNDO A SENT E-MAIL   No matter how hard you may try!
  • 18. LESSON #4
  • 19. ALWAYS GIVE3 DAYS GRACEFor actionable tasks you have to do
  • 20. ALWAYS GIVE 3 DAYS GRACEThe day you thought you’d do it
  • 21. ALWAYS GIVE 3 DAYS GRACEThe day you The day you thought actually you’d do it started it
  • 22. ALWAYS GIVE 3 DAYS GRACEThe day you The day you The day you thought actually will actually you’d do it started it complete it
  • 23. LESSON #5
  • 24. NEVERDISCUSS PRICE INCREASES OVER THE PHONE
  • 25. I say old chap the new price for this will be £1,000,000.00
  • 26. I say old chap, the new price for this will be Blimey! £1,000,000.00
  • 27. ALWAYSDISCUSS PRICE INCREASESFACE-TO-FACE
  • 28. LESSON #6
  • 29. DO WHAT YOU SAY!MEAN WHAT YOU DO!*This is quite a difficult thing to do
  • 30. DON’T OVER PROMISE! BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DELIVER ON
  • 31. LESSON #7
  • 32. DON’T!PLACE ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
  • 33. FOCUS ONCREATING MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS
  • 34. LESSON #8
  • 35. TAKE DEPOSITSUPFRONT$ £ €€ ¥
  • 36. DON’T GET BURNTBY LATE PAYMENTS *Always get things down in writing – no matter how tight the deadlines or time constraints
  • 37. LESSON #9
  • 38. IT’S NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESSTO ASK FOR HELP
  • 39. DON’T BE SHY YOU CAN EVEN MAKESOME GREAT CONTACTS  
  • 40. LESSON #10
  • 41. SAY… THANK YOU SAY… OFTEN!
  • 42. IMAGE CREDITS Thank you to following people  Mitch Barrie– Slide 1 Brad Kozlek– Slide 13http://www.flickr.com/photos/ http://www.flickr.com/people/simonov/ stopbits/Karin Dalziel – Slide 4 Bruce Guenter – Slide 16http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/ http://www.flickr.com/people/ 10154402@N03/Daniel Zedda – Slide 9http://www.flickr.com/photos/astragony/
  • 43. THANK YOU Find more of my work over @thepresentationdesigner.co.uk @illiyav   (Illiya) The Presentation Designer
  • 44. WHAT SHOULD I DESIGN NEXT? TWEET ME YOURTHOUGHTS TO @ILLIYAV

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