“I charge more than double what I was making at my desk job” (My Freelance Life 004)

To make it as a freelancer, you have to charge more than you were making as an employee.

In today’s episode of My Freelance Life, Andy walks us through some of the biggest differences between working a standard 9-5 job and freelancing full-time.

We chat about everything from charging more, setting your own deadlines, pulling all-nighters,  finding the right kinds of clients and lots more.

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  • Joakim Karud (http://youtube.com/joakimkarud)

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  1. This is an EXCELLENT podcast series – there’s nothing quite like it on the web. In addition to the “life in the trenches” aspect, it was also fascinating to see you can build a business around spreadsheet expertise. 🙂

  2. When you complete work on Upwork, are you allowed to share it on your social media/freelance website as work that you’ve done?

    • Unless your client has askd you to sign a contract stating the contrary, I think it should be fine. But best to check with Upwork and your client.


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