Starting a freelance business can be a rough, scary, fun, exciting, anxiety filled, awesome time in your life. You’ll be bundling 20 different feelings together on a daily basis, from the regular “wow, I love working from home” feelings to the “why can’t this client just get hit by a bus” feeling, so you better get used to it now.
However, there are a few more important things you should think about when starting your freelance business.
Don’t setup a corporation
Incorporating your business won’t do you much good. In fact, it will cause you headaches by requiring you to file more tax forms and keep more records. Most small businesses are sole proprietorships and they’re happily earning money.
Physically getting started with Freelancing
Firstly, you are going to have some work to show your potential clients before they will hire you. You won’t hire a beggar to work in your garden unless you have proof that they are capable of gardening, would you? The same principle goes for designing or writing or anything as a matter of fact. You have to build and setup a portfolio to promote your work. Read more →