The idea to not call yourself a “Freelancer” when you work as one is weird.
But according to this 5-minute read on fastcompany.com
…the last thing you may want to call yourself is exactly that.
I’m not sure about you, but personally, it’s a struggle to hold myself in that truly professional regard to get the gigs I want to get, earn the kind of rates I want to rake in from freelance work, etc… etc…
Calling myself a “Freelancer” may be one cause of that self-sabotaging doubt.
Following the simple advice of not calling yourself a “Freelancer”–but rather the kind of professional you are– could prevent that lurking bit of doubt to transmit from you to a potential client.
Here’s a snippet from the article on what I mean:
It’s easy to fall victim… to feeling like an impostor—someone who’s just pretending to be a business owner. So while “freelancer” may be more akin to how you see what you do, it might be selling you short. After all, your livelihood doesn’t depend on your own self-perception, but on how potential clients see you and your work.
Apart from what you call yourself, something that makes anyone who works for themselves feel more legit is getting busy in a coworking office.
Connect Ventura is just such an office.