Full-time freelancing is a perfect storm of independence, excitement, adventure, hard work, responsibilities, and challenges. If you’re considering taking the full-time freelancing leap, here are a few essential questions, both of a financial and personal nature, that you should ask yourself before you become fully airborne.
What Are You Trying to Accomplish?
First and foremost, what is your goal by going full-time into freelancing?
Are you entrepreneurial at heart and you want to forge your own path? Are you feeling bored at your current job? Are you simply sick and tired of the rat race? While these last two are reasonable motivators, if they’re your primary objective in going into freelancing, you may run into trouble before long. There’s a good chance you’re going to find that the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side of the fence — it’s just another shade of the same verdant foliage you’re used to.
If true financial and professional independence is your goal, by all means, take the leap. If you’re simply looking to get out of an unpleasant current work situation, though, don’t make the mistake of seeing freelance as a “land flowing with milk and honey” solution, or you’ll be severely disappointed.
Are You Ready