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Advice from an international freelancer

July 29

Our new member Jan Onesork has published 3 spot-on tips for freelancers:

“It’s been exactly 15 years since I started freelancing and doing SEO. What advice can I give you after all these years?

  1. Find a field that interests you. Get better at it. Keep at it. The better you get, the more you’ll enjoy it. In his book So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport says passion sucks. Learn something, do it well, and happiness will come. Don’t give up.
  2. Don’t be afraid to be your own boss. After a few years in business, freelancing is a safer choice than most jobs. And in the beginning, you can work evenings and build it up gradually. What’s the worst that could happen? Getting hired again…? So what. Freelancing as a career choice is ideal if you want freedom and self-determination.
  3. Focusing on international freelancing was the best decision. It was a step out of my comfort zone, for sure, but in retrospect, it was the best thing I could have done. If it makes sense in your field, skip your local market and go global.

For this anniversary, I got myself a profile on Freelancing.eu — check it out.”

Note: In 2020, Jan wrote an article on How to Become an International Freelancer.

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