10 Absolute “No’s!” for Freelancers

While they are general tips most should know already, it’s a nice reminder and a confirmation of what freelancers should in most cases live by. I feel strongly enough about it that I decided to replicate the post here for posterity sakes.

When I first started freelancing as a college student, I was eager to do any website and would say “Yes” to anything, regardless of my skill set or the time involved. It was just nice to know that someone needed me for a skilled task. Unfortunately, I quickly found myself working all the time, eating Ramen noodles, and not getting anywhere in terms of paying off my wonderful college debt. To make things worse, these people were also giving my contact info out to other such people (you know, the lady who has been thinking about selling dog sweaters online and has a $100 budget for an e-commerce site, 1000 brochures, and a guranteed #1 Google search result for the “dog”, “sweater”, and “love”).

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Some Dude Tried To Break In

Cyan: Some dude tried to break in last night at like 2am, but I was on the comp and it’s like right beside the window so I heard the faggot.
Cyan: Anyways, I grabbed the folding chair and as soon as he was like halfway through I beat the fucking shit out of him.
Cyan: So he’s laying here unconscious and I call the cops. Once they get here, they search him and look at what he fucking had:
Cyan: 8 track tape (unlabeled), Flashlight (no batteries), Half eaten box of Fig Newtons, Measuring tape, Instructions to “Monopoly.”
dan: Dude, you fucking killed McGuyver!

[Source: bash.org]