There are big differences between being a freelancer and an employee.
The main one for me is that as a freelancer (or independent contractor or small business owner if you will) is that you are running your own business. You do not work under someone else, a company essentially hires you to do a job and then pay you accordingly. You have the freedom to choose whichever jobs you take on.
As an employee you are for the most part, exclusive to the company employing you and all the work you do stays within it. You get perks alongside that like: job security, benefits, maybe some stock options or a 401k and whatnot. Read More
One awesome thing about working for yourself is that you have the capability to be somewhat location independent.
Meaning, you can bring your work wherever you go. Or your work can come to wherever you are.
Take for instance, right now. I am currently in Portland, Oregon having driven down last night to catch a show at the Hawthorne Theatre. I stayed the night in town and am now writing this in my hotel room. Read More
Lately I’ve been observing a ton of other businesses and entrepreneurs (of all different industries) and have noticed a few key things.
One of which is something that I believe we all need to work on once in awhile. Or maybe we just need a refresher on the stuff.
Many entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners alike can all agree in saying that they’ve been caught in between these 2 areas of being. It’s a conflicting place to be in and hard to assess when/where is the right time for one over the other. Read More
Holy crap. The year is already halfway over. It was just January the other day!
Who let this happen?
Why is this happening?!
Panic! Read More