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The Four Fatal Flaws Every Freelancer Needs

By January 31, 2013

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You like the rush.Did you know that the best freelancers are social pariahs with a penchant for chai tea and old Nirvana songs? Did you know that, to be a successful freelancer, there's not need to get up before 11? How about the fact that most freelance writers live on the edge? (I swear.)

Don't believe me? Here are the Four Fatal Flaws Every Freelancer Needs.

Your Turn: What's the #1 characteristic a freelance writer needs? Leave your feedback in the comments below, or connect with me here:

February 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm
(1) Val Russo says:

Reliability! That means you should be punctual for phone appointments and face-to-face meetings. Meet your deadlines. Never promise more than you can deliver, but sometimes deliver more than you promised.

Since power outages, the interruption of internet service and family illnesses can be expected, plan to have your projects done ahead of deadline. Build some extra time into your schedule.

February 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm
(2) freelancewrite says:

Yes Val, you are spot on. This article was a little tongue-in-cheek, obviously. You are correct with the reliability comment, though.

February 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm
(3) Carol Y says:

Anal-retentiveness or as I like to call it on paper: detail oriented. Also, enough curiosity to kill a cat.

February 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm
(4) freelancewrite says:

Yes, yes, yes Carol! My husband can make fun of my “detail” issues all he wants, but in the end, it pays the bills.

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