Entrepreneurial Skills – A common mistake new freelance web developers make is the inability to view them as a business. Starting a business requires certain skills including but not limited to marketing, branding, pricing, negotiation, networking, and more. Since this is your business, you manage everything from finding customers to managing cash flow.
Bottom Line: To be successful as a freelance developer, focus on programming and business skills.
- Constant learning and improvement. In a fast-moving industry like ours, keeping up with the times means never stopping to learn.
- Stay up to date with the industry.
- Manage time and set priorities.
- Understand UX.
- Communicate well with others.