Five Tips to Help You go Full Time With Your Freelancing!
You have threatened more than once to quit your “day job” and move into full time freelancing, but something keeps holding you back.
First, you feel some sense of loyalty to your job, then it’s a tough time of year. Then you buy something you need to pay off, then there’s a vacation to save for.
You keep thinking that the freelance will eventually take off and make it necessary, but the truth is, you’re scared.
No one can ever guarantee success and there is always a fair bit of risk involved, but if you are truly dedicated to freelancing, have already experienced some success, and you are prepared to dedicate the time and energy needed to make it happen, you can do it.
It’s not easy, but there are some things that you can do to make it happen. These will work for you, whether you are full or part time.
- Treat it like a job. Too many people decide to “become their own boss” without being willing to boss themselves.
- Stay consistent. Decide on how much work you want to do each day (word count, or number of hours) and do that much.
- Be patient. Growth will take some time. It may only be weeks or months, but in the beginning, it will likely be spotty.
- Develop a written plan. Set some goals and decide on steps to take to achieve them.
- Be persistent. Too many get started, have a rough couple of weeks and give up, success may be just one step further.
If you want freelancing to be your job, you need to treat it like one.
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