Freelancing Takes More Than Discipline And Skill

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By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder


Freelancers are known for having a passion for their craft and the ability to get the job done without bosses looking over their shoulders. But while talent and discipline are key elements, they are by no means the only ones needed for success.

"Many freelancers think that they will get to do what they love 100 percent of the time, but the opposite is almost true," says Susie Ghahremani, a freelance illustrator from San Diego. "Since you are essentially running a one-person business, you have to be prepared to wear many hats."