It doesn't matter if you have been freelancing for a long time or short time, contract disputes are unpredictable and can come knocking at your door anytime. That is why you should be vigilant from the time a client contacts you. This is only where you can see a problem from a distance.
It will matter a lot where or the platform you use to share your feelings/advice. Before you start sharing, here are questions you should ask yourself; Is what I am sharing truly helpful to the person reading it? Is social media a good platform to share the information? What do I expect to gain from it? is it fame, appreciation e.t.c
It's exciting when you hear how people start as freelancers then turn their experience into something beyond just freelancing- an online business enterprise. The beauty about the process is - you never know when it happens because you are having fun while at it.
We are all wired to look for the best in everything- so long we can afford to pay for it. We feel bad when fail to find the best or when we are tricked to believe its best when it isn't.
Many freelancers leave money on the table because they are not able to handle additional tasks proposed to them by their existing clients. Reason? Most of them are worried that they will fail to deliver because they lack the desired skills to do the job. Moreover, they are afraid to hire their fellow freelancers to do the job.
We all know the obvious reasons most people would hire a freelancer - when he/she has a lot of work at hand. Most entrepreneurs will wait until demand for their services skyrocket then they start to hire.
While this; realistically is the best approach to hiring a freelancer as you only hire on demand, the same approach is so predictable and in a long run, it tends to crash when dry spell hits.
When most startups or a new clients fresh at hiring freelancers hear about a 'Freelance Agency' they picture a big company charging a lot of money to accomplish a given freelancing task. They overthink and imagine that they can't afford to hire one.