Not too sure if you have what it takes to start freelancing? You wouldn’t know unless you try, but take it from renowned author and graphic artist Neil Gaiman, who distills freelance success down to three essential qualities.
“You get work however you get work, but people keep working in a freelance world (and more and more of today’s world is freelance), because their work is good, because they are easy to get along with and because they deliver the work on time. And you don’t even need all three! Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. People will forgive the lateness of your work if it is good and they like you. And you don’t have to be as good as everyone else if you’re on time, and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you.”
Looking for more ideas on getting started? You could also check out The Smart Local’s tongue-in-cheek (yet relevant) recommendations for freelancing in Singapore, and find out why TFCS could be the starting point of a new passion.
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