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How to Budget Your Freelance Income Like a Real Cowboy

November 23rd, 2011
In an episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon refers to the freelancer as a “modern-day cowboy.” Because projects come and go, it’s difficult to sustain a steady lifestyle, since you can strike gold one day and then be stuck in a barren wasteland the next. Here's how to make it work...
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“You have to always be pitching different people different stuff because you don’t know what’ll stick. But you really need one client that is great, and pays on time, and makes you love doing your job. That client gives you sanity.”

Penelope Trunk, Founder of three start-up companies
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How Much Time Will You Dedicate to One Client?
How many hours per week would you be willing to dedicate to one client for the long term? 10 hours? 20 hours? 30 hours? At what point are you simply a full-time employee? Is it risky to put all your eggs in one basket?

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