September 12, 2005 at 8:09 PM
Over the past several months there has been a number of people going freelance or starting up a new service or company. Those of you who are doing this or about to might want to check out Garrett Dimon's post on the Steps to Becoming a Freelance Web Developer. While some of these are givens, there are a few tasty tidbits there as well. You may also want to check out some great tools for your FREElance Toolbox.
I read Garrett's post and thought it was great. But as editor of www.flyingsolo.org, I guess I would say that! Our site offers free resources to those going it alone in business - check it out and tell me what you think. Our research suggests the freelancer (aka independent professional or soloist) represents the largest growing segment of the business community. Over 70% of businesses in the US and UK are run by a staff of one - we are definitely on the cusp of a modern business revolution here.
Sam I would agree with that statement. The old skool way of doing business was to work for a company, mostly for job assurance. Today there is no more job assurance at a company than there is going on your own and having to worry about where the next project is coming from. Of course my view may be skewed because I work in the Web industry but I am willing to bet it is the same in other industries.