The freelance market is always growing, always changing and you should be taking action to ensure that you don’t get left behind.

Investing in yourself and your business isn’t something that should be considered optional if you’re serious about building a strong and successful freelance business.

One of the best investments you could ever make is investing in yourself, in your own skills.

If you can invest a certain amount of time each week to learn new skills, then you’ll be able to stay ahead of the competition and grow your business.


I am a big – nay, a huge – believer in investing money in building skills.

Numerous studies have shown that experiences – not material goods – are what we gain the most satisfaction from after a purchase. Putting your money into skill-building is, at its core, investing in yourself… and that’s invaluable.

Continuing education not only keeps you professionally competitive; it also opens your mind and keeps your thinking flexible.

Invest in a great class. Purchase sessions with a reputable coach. Heck, explore a interesting skill altogether tangential to your freelancing career; it’ll make you a more intriguing, well-rounded person, and that’s the kind of person clients want on their team.”

See the 3 other smart freelance investments at Freelancers Union.