I live in Ashburn, Ga. Which is half way between Cordele and Tifton Ga. on interstate 75. Never heard of Ashburn? I doubt you have. It is a small town surrounded by small towns. Most of my freelance work is found outside my local area. Not because there are no opportunities locally, but because people in small communities suffer from a skewed thought process that seems to lead them to believe anything good must come from someplace larger. At least that has been my experience.
I do not have a reason for this kind of thinking. I can only assume there is envy at play or perhaps the writers, web designers, graphic artist and such in larger cities have found a marketing scheme that implies they are better because they live in a large city. For whatever reason, this kind of thought process is flawed. If it were not flawed, I would not have any clients, but here I sit writing this before reading and responding to email from clients. Read more ›