Part 1: The Rules of Engagement
I read an article this morning about what it means to be a freelancer, written for those who are just dipping their toes into being The Boss of Your Own Domain. While some of it rang true, I found it sadly lacking in the depth I would have appreciated when I started out over a decade ago. Yeah, sure — you’re not really your own boss. It doesn’t take a wet-behind-the-ears freelancer much time to work this one out. Miss one deadline for the one client you’re servicing, or come home from a two-hour, three-martini lunch to find your inbox has become ground zero for World War III-levels of panic and destruction, and you’re well on your way to understanding how little your time is actually your own. That is, if you care about building a vibrant client base and successful business.
But there’s so much more than just having a little more time at home, or the pros and cons of not commuting and/or not wearing pants to work.