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12 Apr

How to Start a Freelance Business

How do I Start a Freelance Business? What a coincidence! I have an entire course on this question. It’s almost as if I heard this question a ton and created an educational product that could give a detailed, satisfactory answer. And there is a lot to learn, but for the purposes of this article, I’m..

03 Apr

How to Get Paid When Your Client Stiffs You

This article was written by Steve Pomerantz of Freelance Collection.   Chasing down a client over a late payment is one of the most unpleasant parts about being a freelancer, but you’re unlikely to avoid it. Unfortunately, being stiffed has become a right of passage in the freelance world. Over 70% of freelancers have issues..

29 Mar

Freelance Definition

What does it mean to be a freelancer? It might seem existential but we’re talking about the actual meaning of the term ‘freelance’. The definition is pretty straightforward:   Freelance /ˈfrēˌlans/ adjective Synonyms: self-employed, independent contracting, side-hustle Working on a contract, temporary basis. Contracts can be as long as multiple years to as short as less than..

20 Mar

The Most Important Part of Freelancing

Freelancing is a complex and constantly evolving beast. So it would be absurdly reductionist to try to boil it all down to one single most important element. Right?   I did it anyway.   If I had to choose just 1 thing that was most important to a freelancer’s success, it would be client retention...

08 Mar

How to Become a Film Director

But what I really want to do is direct. It’s something we hear so often in the film and TV industry that it’s almost comical. Becoming a director is not easy. It’s one of the most sought after jobs in the world. So how do you become a film director? Directors are often hired not..