I have a confession.
I’m a bit of a learning junkie. Well, maybe more than a bit.
Where most people have home projects to purge clothes, I purge books, courses, and workshop materials.
There’s no telling how much money I’ve spent on professional education. And I have no regrets — everything I’ve studied has helped me in my career.
But there are a few lessons you don’t learn from books, courses, or workshops. Some lessons you only learn by doing.
They’re the lessons that come from things not quite working the way you thought they would and also from surprise successes.
So, here are five freelance success lessons I’ve learned and how you can use them to jump-start your success this year.