America’s freelancing population is growing–and currently takes up over a third of the country. As more people trade in their 9-to-5 schedules for greater flexibility and variety in their careers, we want to know what it’s like to make the change–the good, the bad, and the “ugh, I accidentally spent four consecutive days on my couch.”
To start, we have actor, comedian and writer Bella Carter (@bellac_arter) talking about the “aha” moment that made her want to freelance, how working remote is less lonely than she expected, and the importance of building lasting professional relationships.
What made you decide to freelance? Did you make an active choice to leave a full-time job?
BC: When I was working a full-time job, I was watching a lot of creative opportunities pass me by. There were some things I had to flat out say “no” to because I knew I couldn’t leave my desk for more than 15 minutes. I had a moment of clarity and realized I would never get where I wanted if I was sitting behind a desk. In order for me to advance my career, I had to make an active choice to take the plunge and pave my