I've been taking on a bit more freelancing work lately. It's been really fun (and really not-so-fun, Wordpress database migration, anyone?) working with a friend/really talented designer. I'm learning tons along the way and not just on the technical side of things but also in the world of business and relationships.
I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the freelancing. I'm sacrificing other parts of life to do work outside of work but I think it's time well spent.
I was checking my usual news sites and stumbled across a really insightful post from Alan Hollis, "My first year freelancing". It has some great tips and gave me a lot to think about.
Just as important as the article though is the discussion following it. I don't know how to digest it all right now, but I like what I'm reading. I'll close this post with the following from user damoncali:
You need to get out of the mindset of charging for your time. You are charging for the value you create - and time is just a crude approximation of that at best.