In this ever-changing economy, job security is the thing of the past. By the year 2020, more than half the workforce will be independent workers either by choice or by necessity. Those who have experience in the business of freelancing provided expert advice for those interested in taking the leap.
The first step, said moderator Lola Butcher, is that freelance writers need to see themselves as business owners.
“We don’t see that naturally,” said Butcher, an independent journalist who covers Medicare policy and oncology business issues.
Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing Mentor, talked about the importance of having a business mindset when freelancing.
“From a business owner mindset you have to ask big picture questions: What kind of life do you want? What kind of business do you want? What kind of clients do you want?” said Benun, who has been self-employed for 25 years. Continue reading