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Good luck

Yes, good luck to all those starting their Freelance career

An informative guide! The freelance business sure seems like a tough one, especially the freelance sites, where people from low-wage countries can work for a tenth of the rate you need to get what they do at that salary. Getting a network of clients via word of mouth, locally, seems like a better route unless you live in one of those countries.

I've only tried design myself though, interesting read on the animated angle of it all. And what a perfect visual forthat Life of Pi budget. XD Good read.

Locally building clients has always been a pretty solid approach but that's not always available in all locations, which makes online freelancing not only more appealing but also sometimes necessary. Competing with international wages is another issue and one we'll definitely deal with in a future episode of the podcast but it's not as big of a dig into your opportunity as you might think. I personally have clients all over the world and that network spreads farther over time. A good referral will almost always trump a better rate that someone else may be offering so building outward is important (which is part 2 in this 4-part series, already on my website rubberonion.com/blog but will be up here in about a week)

Glad you liked the post and thanks for the comment!