I’ve been “freelancing” part time for the better part of the past 4 years and full time for the past 8 months, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that telling people you freelance will garner responses that manage to combine a jealousy of your freedom and a subtle tone that silently says,
“A freelancer? That’s cute.”
So what did I do? I stopped freelancing and started my own company. I came up with a business name, filed for a business license, and as of recent finally even got myself a desk with a fancy “Suite” address in a coworking building. - Robert Nealan, robertnealan.com
I’ve never freelanced, nor am I looking to enter the fray but as someone on the other side of the table who occasionally deals with freelancers/contractors/consultants on projects, I like this strategy. It signifies that your contracting is serious endeavor as opposed to a passing phase in your career.