The Journey

The road is long and the journey is tough.

I’m not sure why I’ve come back to this particular place in the road. I thought by now that Freelancing Success would only be a distant speck in my rearview mirror, but I guess that I’ve driven this highway for so long that it’s difficult to let it all go. I’ve worked hard to share my experiences with other freelancers and it seems like a waste to put the vehicle away in a garage somewhere, never to be seen again.

The first time I launched this site it was good run but ultimately I failed to reach my destination. For whatever reason, the idea behind Freelancing Success just ran out of gas … and to be honest, I wonder why I’m turning the ignition again and putting this car back on the road.

Actually I know why.

There are still so many freelancers searching for honest answers to their questions. They’re looking for a guide to help them avoid the potholes, detours, traffic, and crazy drivers in their own freelancing journey. Why not place some helpful resources along the road that can they can use as they need it? Why throw away a detailed map that can benefit others? It just makes sense to keep this content available here, even if this website never goes where I wanted it. This content might only help one freelancer, but if it does, then it was worth it to me to redo it.

There’s one more reason why I relaunched Freelancing Success.

I’ve been watching quite a few “freelancing experts” lately handing out advice that I honestly believe is bullshit. While chasing your passion for a living and making $60,000 in sixty minutes makes for great blog posts, so much of what is being pandered on the corner only benefits the pimps of email newsletter lists and quick money courses. If freelancing were that easy, we’d all be making a nice living at it and experiencing that lifestyle nirvana. It just doesn’t work that way.

What you will read and experience here is straight to the gut advice. I don’t pull any punches because that does no one any good. Freelancing is a tough journey and you are going to end up in wrecks along the way. Get used to the bumps and bruises because they will come.

Into the future …

I don’t know what will happen here. There are still quite a few things that I want to say, so I’m sure you will see new and updated content on a monthly basis. I also have a few friends who are going to add their thoughts and insights here as well. You will definitely be seeing new material as we have time.

One more thing. If you want to get any updates then you are welcome to sign up for the blog updates via WordPress. I’m not building a list that I can market to and I think that we all already have enough to keep up with anyways. I wanted to keep this new site simple, clean, and low maintenance.

Anyways, I hope that some of this content helps you. If if does benefit you, please let me know. And feel free to connect with me online. I am always approachable and here to help as I can!

To your success,

James Dalman
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