I know a lot of folks who are into freelancing — web designers, graphic artists, writers and others.

If you want to freelance, here are common mistakes to avoid:

1. Over-reliance on one client. When you find a great company to work for that pays well, often you stop looking for other clients.

2. Failing to Account for the Ups and Downs of Self Employment. When you are freelancing, you need to be prepared for the roller coaster ride of self employment: some months you may have several clients, and some months you may find it hard winning any accounts.

3. Forgetting the business side of being self employed. You may focus too much on the technical side of your occupation ensuring that you deliver high quality products that your clients expect.

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