CFC 2012: Planning for the First Year of Freelance?

As we get ready for the 5th Annual Creative Freelancer Conference, June 21-22 in Boston, we’re doing a podcast interview series with our speakers! Recently, we featured Dyana Valentine on perfecting her pitch (and yours) and Mark O’Brien of on web sites that generate business.

Today, we have Shane Pearlman of Modern Tribe, describing his upcoming session, “Planning for the First Year of Freelance.”

Read a bit below and listen to the 10-minute interview, in which Shane talks about the biggest mistakes he sees freelancers make — like not putting enough away for taxes! — and more.

Shane said, “A mistake I see all the time—this is probably the most common—is waiting to sell until they need it. So, you get really busy, and you think, ‘I’m so busy, I can’t think about sales, I’m busy!’ Then by the time you get to the point when you think, ‘I wish I had something to do, I should start selling’–well, that’s three months too late.”

Listen to the rest here to find out if you’re making the other most common mistakes.

And if you aren’t yet registered for CFC, sign up here and take advantage of the combo $100 discount: $50 early bird before Mar 30th + $50 Marketing Mentor discount with promo code “CMM12”


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