Every year millions of people ditch their 9-5 office routine and go freelance. And you can do it, too. All you need is a marketable skill, somewhere to work, and a strong desire to take back control of your life.
Still, making the initial leap can be a daunting prospect for people dreaming about going free. So to help you make a successful transition, ZenBusiness put together the complete guide to becoming a professional freelancer.
It includes an easy-to-follow chart outlining all the questions you should ask yourself about freelancing. For example, are you ready to be your own boss? Can you sell yourself? Are you a master of time management?
If so, then preparation is key. That’s why the second section covers the eight things you’ll need to do before quitting your day job. The tips include advice on networking, scheduling, and financing from top employment experts.
Finally, ZenBusiness created a dos and don’ts list of freelancing. These essential rules will help you avoid common traps and pitfalls. And you’ll learn about the most important skills every freelancer needs: how to attract new clients and build productive working relationships.
Check it all out below.
Are You Ready to Go Freelance?, courtesy of ZenBusiness
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