The Sound of Money Dripping
Is anyone else finding the work drying up around them? I’m sitting here looking, yet nothing seems to be out there. There are a few nibbles, but again, thanks to the insane amount of competition (see this post and this post for that rant) no one’s taking the bait. Most frustrating are the inquiries that lead to nowhere. I had three in the last two weeks – all of whom decided to go with someone cheaper. No great shakes – who wants to work for someone who’s looking for a bargain? You can’t do a good job that way, nor can a client expect a good job.
Luckily, I have two ongoing projects that are keeping my head above water. You should, too. If you’ve done your marketing homework, you’ve already secured two or maybe more ongoing gigs. And if you’ve aced the class, you know to continue the search, for permanence is a fickle beast in freelancing. Those jobs, should you have secured them, are going to keep you in the black while you look for more gigs. If by some chance you’re facing an empty wallet and you haven’t the ongoing stuff, I sympathize. It was one year ago I was facing that same horrendous situation, and about the same time I decided enough was enough. Time for you to do that to, eh?
Start here. You never know – you may be the one lucky enough to rise above the competition and get paid a decent wage.