Pawn is considered as a least powerful piece in the game of chess. The reason being that Pawn can take only a single step and only in forward direction.
A normal chess player would hardly look after the pawns. They neither worries about their own pawn nor the opponent’s ! Whereas a professional chess player sees each pawn as a potential queen. They know how to lead a ‘pawn up’ situation to the victory.
Now to the main point, I started working as a 'freelancer iOS developer' by taking orders from fiverr. Initially I used to earn just 5$ per order, Many people asked me that why was I working for just 5$? I didn’t have the answer of this question then but I still kept working for 5$. Being a chess enthusiast I always looked at those 5$ as pawns and I always knew the power of pawns. After working for several months I was able to convert 5$ into bigger orders and even bigger that I could setup a development team today.
So I was able to promote some of the pawns to queens and I still keep looking for new pawns, because one can not rely on a single queen in today's competitive world !
Being a freelancer one should always keep looking for different sources to earn more projects and should keep patience and faith in each source. Treat each source as a pawn and do respect the pawn when you play chess next time !