I’ve been asked a number of times over the last few years what some tips for new freelancers would be. During a layover in Montreal after a vacation, I had some time to respond to an email with the subject, Picking brains is for zombies.
Kudos to a guy named Kevin for peaking my interest. In short, Kevin is starting out in the web design and development industry after coming from a print background. His main questions were:
- How did you get started as a freelancer (or, how did you approach clients when you didn’t have very much in your portfolio yet).
- How do your clients find you now?
- What do you wish you’d known when you first started freelancing?
My answers are not all that organized, but I feel I hit a few areas that the average search for “advice starting out freelancing” don’t touch on.