Wondering how to get started and be your own boss? Learn the answers to the most important questions in this handbook:
- How to get started with this career path
- Skills you need to develop
- How to get your first client
- How do you find balance between freelancing and your personal life
Make sure you communicate your new role, and you’ll likely see opportunities emerge, even where you least expect them to.
Megan Jean Ruff
One of the primary skills you would need that covers everything is determination, drive, motivation, and passion for whatever it is that you want to do.
Break your day into 3 or 4-hour chunks with breaks in between to allow yourself to go for a walk, spend time with your family, or scroll the web and disconnect.
“Be smart about your clients. Only work with people that value you”
“Create a strong name for yourself and make sure you have a reliable network to back up your expertise.”
“You need to be organized not just to get the work done on time but also to do the right thing.”
“If you’re looking to get your first client, avoid writing long, bulky paragraphs of texts – clients won’t have the time or the patience to read them.”
“Being a freelancer is a deep and intense personal growth process that opened up my world to more possibilities.”
“Find your niche. A field where you have developed expertise in. It makes things easier in the beginning.”
“The primary skills you would need are determination, drive, motivation, and passion for whatever it is that you want to do.”
“You need to be very good at time management, know how to position yourself as a specialist, and communicate mainly to your desired niche.”
“In order to succeed you will need quite a lot of adaptability, patience and tremendous tact and thoughtfulness.”
“Get in touch with marketing agencies and let them know you’re available to provide freelance support.”
Chapter 1. Start working as a freelancer
- What skills would you need as a freelancer?
- What makes you stay motivated?
- What is your advice for a new freelancer?
Chapter 2. Life as a freelancer
- What tools/apps/gadgets/things could you not live without as a freelancer?
- How to get your first client?
- How to set your prices?
Chapter 3. Balancing freelancing and your personal life
- What’s your favourite thing about freelancing?
- What’s your least favourite thing about freelancing?
- How do you find balance between freelancing and your personal life?