Even though making the switch from full-time employment to freelancing may seem daunting, it isn’t impossible.
As the self-employed economy in the United States expands, an increasing number of people are choosing to leave full-time employment in favor of self-employed work. People have quit their desk jobs and started their own businesses in less than 30 days using these steps and a little willpower.
Getting your freelance career off the ground takes time, but a little precaution can help minimize some of the risks. This eliminates the “working in pajamas” stereotype.
To believe that you can sit at home and wait for work to come to you is a common misunderstanding about working as a freelancer. Freelancers can be much more stable than your 9-to-5 counterparts, and that is something you can create from the ground up.
To avoid the dreaded famine or hunger cycle, think about whether or not you’re ready to do the basic accounting tasks required of freelancers. The financial management of freelancers can be difficult, so save at least 10% of your monthly income and do not spend more than you earn.
The only way to expand your freelance clientele without taking on too much risk is if you have a partner who will foot the bill. Make the switch to full-time freelancing and reap the rewards.
I have the freedom to work from wherever I want, on whatever projects I want. Preparing for a new freelance career can help you focus and be more determined, as well as improve your overall attitude and outlook.
When you’ve decided that a lifestyle change is in order and believe that going freelance is the key to your success, the next step is to conduct extensive research. This infographic from Zen Business contains eight tips for young freelancers and a short questionnaire if you are ready to be your own boss and believe that you can handle the additional administrative tasks that come with it.
All of these steps put you in a good position to find enough free work to keep yourself fed while you look for paid employment.