Issue #6

How to be a freelancer: When to take the plunge

Business Models
1 min read

While you sit in your office space, counting down the minutes to 5 o’clock, do you ever daydream of the full-time freelance life?

Can you imagine setting your own hours, calling the shots, and actually getting to decide which projects you work on? A life full of opportunity and flexibility with no ceiling to your earning potential– sounds like a dream, right? It totally can be!

Starting a freelance business is the right career move for so many people, but for all the hype, freedom, and excitement that accompanies full-time freelancing, there is also unending hustle, mountains of work, and the constant unknown of what’s next. It’s not for the faint of heart or heavily paycheck-dependent.

Are you ready to go full-time freelance?

Before anyone takes the big leap into freelancing, it’s important to make sure you’re not only ready, but that this career move is the right career move for you. After all, you don’t want to leave a great job behind only to find out six months later that you can’t keep up with the demand of your new work and lifestyle.

So if you’re thinking about grabbing the reigns of your career and going full-time freelance, first take a walk through our freelance flowchart to find out if you’re truly ready for the switch.

Are you ready-for-freelancing-flowchart

Dani Stewart

As a daughter of an entrepreneur, the wife of an entrepreneur, and an entrepreneur herself, Dani has lived and learned all sides of creating and growing businesses. She is excited to bring all that life experience as well as a decade of crafting content to the ConvertKit community. She is a part-time baker, dinner-party planner, and lover of good bourbon living the simple life in Nashville with her husband, Sean.

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