Laura Spencer writes an interesting blog today, 10 of the Most Surprising Things about Freelancing. I think at some point, everyone has the fantasy of breaking free of the corporate hamster wheel and going out on their own. Especially if you have a skill set that can be easily transferred to different situations.
Freelancing is 100% risk. You are responsible for selling your skills and building a client base. You almost never turn down work because you never know when the next assignment will come along. It’s risky and it’s true what Laura says, you really don’t get “personal days” unless you do some careful planning.
But what if you aren’t ready to jump into freelancing 100% of the time?
There are ways you can put your foot in the water and see if you have what it takes without actually jumping in. You could volunteer to do a job similar to what you might want to do on your own. Find a local organization and start “giving it away”. Or you could freelance on just a single job that you do before or after work, or on the weekends. By giving it a try on a small scale, you can learn if you have what it takes: initiative, organization, the ability to manage remotely and the right tools.
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