Freelance work can be fun. Yet the fun and excitement isn’t without an all consuming fear of bad luck, economy, partners, clients, timing, projects, or resources.
These seven items can fuel the disaster of a freelance career. Careers are always under attack though so no surprise here.
Businesses and entrepreneurship are not exempt from this discussion either since a freelancer is technically a small business, employing just one person. A large part of this list of seven scary words is out of your hands and so you have got to roll with the punches and dodge all the silver bullets to keep your ship sailing at full speed.
Take a short look at these seven ideas, you can pick and choose which ones you really think are important. But all are singularly important so take what you will as light commentary on business.
To help here is a little more detail on these frightful words.
#1 Bad Luck
We all have had it once and it can seem to be a recurring theme with some professionals. Bad luck will put you out of commission yet doesn’t always come all at one its is in reality a combination of small faults and missteps that happen to mash together.
#2 Bad Economy
The several factors of economic boom and bust can drain your business faster than Dracula on a young maiden. She like you could be lost to the darkest depths without being aware of your surroundings. Keep your eye on the economy locally and seriously debate moving your business into new markets if you see a bad trend.
#3 Horrible Partnerships
We might have been there before and are wiser but a solid partnership is a must for all endeavours. And the scary thing about partnering is being dependant on someone else for integral piece of your business. Even great partners can good bad so be able to keep yourself afloat if one goes sour.
#4 Bad clients
You can’t classify a bad client from the start. They all seem promising and beautiful relationships. It is only after months or years of bad dealings that you have to cut bait and move your separate ways. You have to cross your fingers to find the best of the best. This scares the hell out of me.
#5 Plain Bad Timing
The best time and place for a project is out there waiting. Too bad you have no clue where to spot it. That’s the breaks for it but as bad as timing is it always turns out better over the long run. So if your timing is off now that’s no reason for it not to be better later. You’ve got to be optimistic.
#6 Losing Projects
You had it settled. The project was in your hands. Then what happened. Poor planning is usually the culprit. And losing projects can be bone chilling, freezing your bank statement with one swift blow. To deal with it take a heavy dose of variable projects that are smaller and faster on returns. Don’t be caught scrambling.
#7 Resource Loss
Raw unused funding keeps a business alive. An infusion on extra marketing cash could turn the tides in a tuff economy. You should consider the fear of not having the resources for your freelance or small business as a scary consideration.
Count ‘em all up and you get seven, a strange lucky number that will cause you a tons of strife if your not on the watch for the small trip ups in work. Do you think I’ve missed any? If so add them from the comments section below. Til next time.
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