Showing posts from August 27, 2023

Why Common Sense Is Often Overlooked but Essential in Freelancing

Have you ever wondered why some freelancers handle projects like pros while others fumble? You’d think it’s all technical skill, but often, it’s just common sense. This idea hit me during a chat with a fellow freelancer. He was puzzled by the lack of common sense he saw in new freelancers—evident from the questions they posted on Facebook groups. Why does this matter? Because common sense is more uncommon than you’d think, but it’s a cornerstone for freelancing success. This blog won’t just be me talking; we’ll include thoughts from Jamie, JC, Nilan, and Jay. So, stick around, and let’s crack the code on why common sense is your freelancing superpower! Audience Insights: What Do People Think? I threw a question on Facebook to spice things up and bring more viewpoints into the mix. I was curious to hear from my friends and former colleagues, who bring various experiences. So, what did they have to say? Jamie’s Perspective : Jamie leans toward the idea that teaching common sense is diffi

Can You Still 'Fake It Till You Make It' in 2023's Cutthroat Freelance Market? Truth Revealed!

" Fake it till you make it. "  We've all heard the saying, usually thrown around in self-help circles or perhaps as some whispered career advice from a well-meaning relative. Once upon a time, the unwritten code saw many freelancers ascend from humble beginnings to towering heights of professional glory. But the question that looms as we navigate the trenches hyper-competitive freelance market is: Can you still pull it off in 2023? Gone are the days when you could merely put together a portfolio overnight and count on landing a few naive clients willing to give you a shot. Today, clients are savvier than ever, equipped with tools and metrics to scrutinize every claim you make. In a world awash with options, they can afford to be choosy—and they are. So, is the age-old tactic of faking your way to success a relic of the past, or does it still hold water in today's cutthroat freelance arena? Strap in. We're diving deep to unravel the truth in a landscape where impos