Richard McCutchen | June 24, 2010
Being a freelance developer, working for yourself, is the dream of many a developer, especially in today’s day and age. You get to work from yourself (well never forget you work for your clients, they’re the one in charge so don’t let that get out of site). You get to work where you want (most, if not all, chose from home), you get to pick your own hours, and what projects you take on and which ones you pass one. Ahh the great life, such as it is.
There is one thing that can be the downfall of your freelancing career, and that’s the inability to stay focused and stay on track. Most everyone thinks as long as you have a plan all is well, and having a plan is very important. But you will soon learn that having a plan and sticking to that plan is a different story altogether (It’s harder than it sounds, and I have learned that the hard way). It really boils down to one thing; staying on track.