7 things i wish i knew before going freelance full-time
When I was in journalism school most of my classmates dreamed of scoring a full-time newspaper job, something that was quickly becoming rare. I, however, dreamed of freelancing, choosing my projects and controlling when and where I worked.
After graduation, I freelanced a bit while traveling. It felt like living the dream. When I returned to the U.S., I got an office job working for a newspaper, but I was pining for my freelance days. My daughter was born a year later and I made the decision to freelance rather than returning to the office.
This time I wasn’t freelancing to support my travel — I was now working to provide for my family. That brought on a whole new level of stress. Now that I’ve been freelancing full-time for three years I realize how little I knew when I jumped in, so I spoke with a few fellow freelancers about the lessons they wish they knew before going full-time freelance. Here’s what they said.