Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 8

Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 8

Week 8: Apr 6-Apr 12 The projects are slowly trickling in to the point where I thought I might actually break even in May (that didn’t happen). Overall, Week 8 was a slow week. Yes, I was responding to emails; yes, I sent 7 proposals; yes, I had a few prospecting...
Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 7

Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 7

Week 7: Mar 30-Apr 5 This week was hard. As business owners, I feel like we place a lot of emphasis on “yes”. We’re coached to tell a client what we can do instead of what we can’t. We’re taught to re-imagine failure (which could be interpreted as a form of “no”) as...

Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 6

Week 6: Mar 23-29 I’ve realized that maybe this nervous feeling—this wondering whether or not I’ll make it—that maybe it isn’t going to go away. Maybe this is what every leader, every boss, every CEO deals with every day when they wake up. Maybe even they have to give...
Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Weeks 3-5

Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Weeks 3-5

Weeks 3-5: Feb 26-Mar 22 I will hereby refer to these as the Lost Weeks. They were consumed with packing and packing and cleaning and moving and more cleaning and unpacking and SXSW and unpacking and painting and more cleaning. Phew! The good thing about freelancing...
Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 2

Zero to Freelance in 60 Days: Week 2

Week 2: Feb 19-25   Last week ended on a strong note with Creative Mornings and a call with a potential client, but when Monday morning rolled around, a sluggishness brought on by self-doubt dampened my spirits. Can I really do this? Can I do this successfully? Will...