Seventeen things every freelancer should know.
Veteran freelance illustrator Megan Jeffrey lists 17 things she's learned over the 17 years she's been self-employed. Lifehackers will love this bit:
Keep Records. It doesn't take that long to jot down your beginning mileage and your ending mileage if you keep a little notebook in your car. And keeping up with your receipts and logging them at regular intervals will make your Future-Self happy with your Present-Self. And your Tax-Time-Self will be the happiest of all! If you need cute little pens and cute little stickers to make bookkeeping attractive, do it. Whatever encourages you.
Because really, getting things done starts with writing things down, and tools that are available and fun to use get used. See Megan's full post for lots of other great freelancing advice.