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May 10, 2016

With the launch of Is Freelancing For You, our free course, our editor-in-chief wanted to discuss the characteristics that lead to a successful freelancer. 

Simply put, almost anyone can freelance -- but not everyone should. There are certain traits that position you for success, and there are common habits that will drag you down. 

In no particular order:

  • Being curious enough to listen and learn for clients and your craft
  • Self-discipline and the ability to hold yourself accountable
  • Likewise, self-awareness is crucial when YOU are your business. There's no room for excuses or pointed fingers. 
  • Professionalism -- to a point. You are your business, so don't be afraid to flex your personality. That said, don't be a dick. 
  • Organizational skills. Two words: tax season.
  • Self-confidence. You're going to fail. A lot. 
  • Patience. It's going to be a while before the fruits of your labour are ripe.
  • Flexibility is half the reason most clients work with freelancers.
  • Communication skills. This means clearly communicating yourself, your business, and your craft to clients. 

The episode references an article by Ilise Benun, a former guest who discussed the importance of finding a niche during a Clients From Hell webinar. 

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