The Freelance Edit

Embarking on a life of freelancing can be pretty daunting - I won't lie. Throwing in the 9-5 towel and working to be your own boss is both stressful and exhilarating, and there's a lot to think about.

Being a freelancer can bring you more freedom, a better work-life balance and greater financial rewards, but it’s also a lot of responsibility and a lot of learning. You will become the centre of your own business and will need to fill the shoes of several roles by becoming your own finance department, marketing team and salesperson, not to mention the creative brains of the operation.

I recently joined the 'going it alone' club and I've found the transition into freelancing both liberating and rewarding, but I've also found that it requires a lot of trial and error, and a lot of learning as you go (boy, am I learning!)

Thankfully there are lots of other great creatives out there on the same journey and some of them are lovely enough to share their own knowledge and experiences.

The Freelance Edit will be a personal project and feature for this blog where I can share what I'm learning from my experience of freelancing. I hope to cover all sorts of topics and aspects from the life of a freelancer by sharing tips and creating guides - after all... knowledge is power.

 

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