Freelancing For The Long Term
Cincinnati, OH | Posted: 05/15/2016 | Author: Kerri Thomas
We all know the benefits of freelance work. Flexibility of hours, a variety of work experience, and the ability to earn above and beyond a salaried position are definite perks of being an independent contractor. But most of the time freelancers have a short-term mindset, and refuse to look at contract work as something more permanent. And if freelancing is something that looks more appealing as you gain experience, it might be wise to adjust your horizons. That means starting to take new considerations regarding freelance as a long-term prospect. Here are a few factors to ponder.
Client Relations – Freelancing for the long-term means developing a better relationship with clients. They feel reassured with the knowledge that consistent, quality work will continue to be done without interruption. If a client is comfortable with your work, they’re more likely to expand your role, knowing you aren’t going anywhere.
Expanded Projects – Long-term freelancing can mean long-term projects. If you’re contracting for the long haul, then landing extended projects is essential to success. The mindset of a temporary freelancer means grabbing as many short-term assignments as possible, but the ‘permalance’ mindset affords a handful of extended contracts that can set your mind at ease.
Experience – A prolonged client partnership can also grant you valuable experience in the field itself. Extended insight into the client’s operations can only help when presenting yourself to other clients in a similar field. A smart freelancer knows how to leverage every bit of experience gained from past projects.
Less Hustle – Long-term projects can free up your ‘non-work’ work as well. Less time hustling for all manner of work means more time devoted to the extended clients you do have. It also means more time spent for yourself. Your attention can be focused much better on quality work when it isn’t divided among numerous projects.
Expert Advice – If you’ve decided that long-term freelance is the way to move going forward, let Creatives on Call help guide you along the path. COC can direct you to clients that are looking for consistent work, and provide feedback and analysis on what you may need to improve upon while looking for clients that fit well with your skillset. Remember – Creatives On Call is staffed with former freelancers that know the ins and outs of the business. Their guidance can help you on the way to long-term freelance success.