Useful lessons for freelancers – #2: Make ’em pay!

If you don’t value your skills, nobody else will. So make sure people pay for your time!


  1. This one seems so simple, and is yet the one way in which freelancers are most often abused.

    Comment by Chris Billett — November 12, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  2. Totally – while I think it’s a good approach to give away lots of information and knowledge, you have to balance this with the need to eat!

    Comment by Leif Kendall — November 12, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

  3. In Negara Brunei Darussalam, what you get is nothing when you do freelancing. Not even these two remarkable words of saying thank you and sorry in the culture of the majority of Muslims society. They prefer when you do freelancing jobs are either three factors that they expect from you are: buy one free one, taste and free of charge. They will not appreciate what you did for the muslims community in Negara Brunei Darussalam. They will not even appreciated the jobs I had done for them. By May 11 2008, a boy drowned in the sea, dived by other people to take the body to the water surface. I just spotted from my car. I left my family in the car and asked them to wait. I gave the CPR when the 11 years old boy did not responding. His body was blue and cold. What did I get from the government of Negara Brunei Darussalam and the society, nothing. Free of Charge only. But, almighty Allah or God’s is there to reward me in hereafter. Thanks anywhere.

    Comment by Datuk Rahmat — November 19, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

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