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Building up steady business...and not taking on too mcuh

  • Hey all, I was wondering how long it took you to build up a steady clientèle after you started freelancing? I haven't gotten my business up to the level that I want to, but I sometimes struggle with whether or not I'm trying to take on too much. How do you decide how much work is worth it, and when it is just taking time away from your family? I know this is something everyone deals with, but it's a unique issue for us (freelancers) as a well.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 1st April 2008
  • There is always an ebb and flow to the work and client load with the flow happening when you can least handle it! I've been doing this for 11 years and am itching to make it bigger, take on more clients, etc., but I don't have the time to devote to getting many more or to doing the work. I have to keep reminding myself that things are steady and good and soon enough I'll be in a place where I can actively pursue more. For me that will be when the children are in school instead of here with me.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 1st April 2008

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