The Dos and Don'ts of Freelancing
Don't you just hate it when people tell you what to do? Me too. Don't worry, this isn't that kind of list.
Do what you love. Too many people chase money and do something they hate. We spend far too much time in our daily lives focusing on work to hate it.
Don’t get emotionally attached to your work. Put your heart and soul into your work, but then let it go free.
Do protect yourself. Make sure you speak up for yourself and know your own boundaries.
Don’t take things personally. If they don’t like your work, they don’t like your work. It says nothing about how they feel about you as a person.
Do your best. You'll feel better about it, trust me.
Don’t lose yourself. You're never truly lonely if you know who you are.
Do know what you want and strive for it.
Don’t pigeonhole yourself into that goal - if you’ve found another/better one, go for it!
Do keep learning. Stay abreast of new programs, platforms, audiences, skills.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is part of the path to success.
Do have patience. Especially with yourself. This is something I personally still need to work on.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Life is a journey, not a race. You’ll get there when you get there.
Do enjoy every moment you can!