I’m guessing, right about now, the traffic on the web site of photographer Brian Bloom is spiking, oh, about 1600% over normal. And next week his phone will be ringing. It’s what you get for having the stones to be off-the-charts amazing.
Do you remember the first day on your own? The day you stepped onto that swaying, shaking rope bridge over the chasm, without a job, in charge of your own fate? Here’s what I remember. I had set up an office in the basement. My desk was a folding table. I had a stack of(…)
There is a perverse karma in freelancing in that, sometimes, the most lucrative and most plentiful work can be the ugliest. Or the work that makes your skull ache is precisely the work clients love you for. A programmer friend of mine moans that he could spend six months a year collecting $10,000 checks for(…)
How good must you be to freelance successfully? Do you need to be a rock star genius in your craft? Nah. Being a genius may be useful. But it’s not a requirement. Heck, just fancying yourself a genius is sometimes enough. (I’ve gotten by on that for years.) And yes, as I’ve said, having a(…)
There are only three possible reasons for saying ‘yes’ to a freelance assignment. You’re making a good pile of money. You’ll have a lot of fun doing it. You’ll be doing good for a bunch of people. None of the above? Pass.