Cindy Li on Readiness & Freelancing

Cindy Li wrote a brilliant article on questions or rather areas that you should check before taking the plunge and working for yourself. There have been a multitude of articles published online about the questions that you need to ask yourself before you start out freelancing, but what makes this article stand out for me is the fact that this article touches on 2 very important points which are health and recommendations.

On Health

This is not the time to skimp. I know your sitting there thinking that your healthy, young and nothing will happen. Think again. If you could save the thousands of dollars to pay for it “if” you got ill. You would have already done so. If you are freelancing you can deduct it.
Go with a major insurance company. It’s easier and they will be less likely of denying your insurance claim vs a small company. When I was researching insurance companies I even figured out that a small time insurance company formed an independent contractor association so that they could scam money out of people. If it seems like too good of a deal it is.

On Recommendations

Take recommendations very seriously. Your colleagues and friends are putting their reputations on the line for you. Don’t make them regret it. Make them look better for it.

Wonderful piece of writing. Check out the full article.


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