Why in the world would anyone want to freelance?
Being an independent contractor is a shit ton of work. You have to do what you do, and then run a business at the same time.
If you thought freelancing was an easy way to start making some money on the side, you are wrong.
If all you want to do is be paid to do something you love, you are better off finding a job. You’ll get a nice, steady pay-check at the end of every month, and plenty of time to practice the skill of your craft.
Freelancing only makes sense if there is a change you want to make. As an independent contractor, you get to make a living making the difference you want to make in the world. Nobody gets to tell you otherwise. You get to decide who you work for, what you do, and how you do it. Freelancing means being free to make your own choices, choices that you are ultimately responsible for.
I’m putting together a free online course that helps you avoid a lot of the mistakes freelancer make when they start out. It walks you through each of the steps you need to take to go from thinking about working for yourself to finding your first few clients, to actually working with them.
If you don’t have a change you want to make, please don’t freelance. It is not worth the struggle. You can make good money working for great people instead.