Deciding to become a freelancer can be the best or the worst decision you make in your professional career. There are great benefits and horrible pitfalls. In episode 3 of Authored Content new lynda.com staff author Jess Stratton joins regulars James Williamson, Ray Villalobos, and Morten Rand-Hendriksen to talk about the many issues surrounding freelancing and freelancers and how to avoid them. Topics covered include what to charge for services, how do deal with difficult clients, avoiding scope creep, and valuing your own time.
The new lynda.com course that is mentioned several times throughout the conversation is Freelancing Fundamentals by Tom Geller. Well worth the 2 hours it takes to watch it.