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与阿妹共舞 发表于 2016-10-4 07:28:34
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Just as the freelance industry is exploding with undiscovered, talented (and some not so talented) people, the myths that come with it are thriving as well. It’s funny how I even get to hear opposite views about this profession. While Nancy believes freelancers make tons of money in no time, Drew says that they are barely able to pay their bills and taxes. Jennifer claims that you have all the time on your hands, but then Ross stated that the work and stress never ends. Who to believe?
  Well, as an experienced freelancer, I believe I have the ability to put those myths to rest once and for all. First, imagine yourself on a stranded island with zero people. Will you die and become a tasty meatloaf for the animals in the jungle? Or, will you have that Robinson Crusoe survival instinct that will allow you to go through every thick and thin to make your way to your destination?
  

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  You’ll Make Tons Of Money — Fast

   True! You may be able to make tons of money fast in any job, but usually, that’s not-so-legal (Hush!) work. Freelance won’t give you the big bucks immediately. You have to invest in a lot of your time and effort before that can be happened. Like any other profession you have tobuild a portfolio.
  That means you’ll need plenty of experience, immense skill-set, and some negotiation skills to deal with clients before you start making the big bucks. There is no easy way to go up the ladder. How long it takes you to climb, is entirely up to your determination and the amount of effort and time you invest.
  You Get To Be Your Own Boss

   While it’s not advisable to have an “employee” mindset when you’re a freelancer, there will definitely be someone you will be working for (and in fact be their employee). The client, who is paying you, will get to make certain choices of his own that you’ll have to adhere to if you’re in the game. Freelancing is a two-way relationship. In order to get the reviews and feedback you want, you’ll have to      listen to   care for — your clients.
  That doesn’t have to mean you are their boss or that they are yours. It just means that there will always be someone you are working with whose requests will have to be taken care of.
  


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   However, in the beginning I mentioned that having that “employee”mindset is not advisable. The old-fashioned autocratic style where one says “You do this!” and the other says “Ok, boss,” is the wrong approach. Think creatively and innovatively, and give yourself the freedom to present your own ideas whenever you can. Also, make sure you set limits to how much someone can ask from you. Maybe, the compensation they offer doesn’t worth your time and effort.
  I Am An Introvert, And I Only Get To Embrace My Loneliness

  Agreed, this is a field that attracts most introverts, and they love it! However, just like any other job, you have to attain a certain amount of work-social life balance to climb the ladder. I don’t mean hanging out with your family or your significant-other (unless of course they know a lot of useful people). I mean, you have to network a little to open more windows of opportunities.
  Whether you are connecting with prospective clients or just hanging out with someone having experience and expertise, being out there in the world is necessary for any kind of profession.
  They’ll Be Paying You Pennies For The Work You Do

  This contradicts with the first myth. Neither the first and nor this myth is true. Again, this is something that depends on your own intellect and negotiation skills.
  Now, go back to the island and try to imagine where you’ll find food. The coconut tree will be a great option and an easy one. You can just keep batting the branches, and a few will drop. It will certainly be a good start, but what about later on when you get bored and it eventually fails to quench your hunger for other nutrients? You’ll need to go hunting for a meatier prize that lasts longer. Sure, it will take some time to develop the hunting skills before you go bustling through the leaves for that animal. But when you’re finally ready, you can strike the bow without worrying about being eaten first.
  The initial $2.5 is good to build a profile. However, in time when you have built your own value and reputation, you’ll be able to get clients that are willing to pay you more for what you do with bigger projects and more time before they finish.
  It Is A Stress-Free Job, Unlike Others

   Oh no, this one definitely isn’t true. Just because you have some flexibility doesn’t mean you’ll live a stress-free life . In fact, freelancing involves many other stressors that other jobs don’t have. For example, although you get to choose the job you want to do and get hired or fired without a worry about finding more projects, fishing through tons of JDs and applying is stressful on its own.
  

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dthlm94134 发表于 2016-10-4 07:51:54
垃圾内容,路过为证。
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Samuelcync 发表于 2016-10-4 08:02:44
在几百万帖里找到你,很不容易
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出来混,老婆迟早是要换的.
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天空飘过五个字,那都不是事。
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delihuaf 发表于 2016-10-4 08:18:11
煮熟的鸭子飞不了,煮熟的楼主在哪里?
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zhangju864648 发表于 2016-10-4 09:30:54
我是个哑巴,平时说话都是伪装的。
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非常完美 发表于 2016-10-4 10:52:46
nO Zuo nO Die
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souzt 发表于 2016-10-4 10:54:35
与阿妹共舞表述之事与本人无关,只是本着“看贴回贴,繁荣网络、利人利己”的原则
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☆:签到是人气、荣誉的比拼,让我们的签到见证一份坚持吧!!!
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