(1) Failing to Organize
When working for an employer, you already have a structure in place – often a very rigid one, which you fit into almost without thinking. The entire framework for your work is there.
(2) . Giving in to Stress
There are apps out there that can provide a basic service along any line you care to think of, including yours, and there will always be cheaper products or services.
(3)Failing to Stand Out
Freelancing is very different to working for a company; you have to be able to sell yourself, and create your own brand. If you don’t stand out from the crowd, your voice (and business) can easily get drowned out.
(4) Failing to Set the Right Rate or Time Scale
Every successful freelancer has a minimum rate they can work for, and the ability to estimate project timescales with reasonable accuracy. Both are critical – if you get the rate or the timescale wrong, you can end up losing serious amounts of money.
(5) Failing to Think Through Expenses
Expenses are a classic issue. Many freelancers forget some of their expenses when they start out, and this can make the difference between success and failure.
(6) Disliking Change
As a freelancer, you really have to be flexible. You have to chase the work, because it won’t always come to your door, and that means keeping up with trends and making sure you’re ahead of them
Freelancing is a lonely business. If you’re busy, it’s easy to go for weeks without meeting anyone apart from your cat. People who really can’t do without company often find this aspect of freelancing unendurable.