How many of you have had this thought cross your minds, “I’m going to work for myself one day and I’ll be the boss and control my decisions and time.”
And if you take that dive in and go for it, here are the aspects you need to aware before taking the leap:
👩💻Building a Personal brand
Working on your own means that you alone are tasked with developing, sustaining, and communicating your professional identity, your personal brand.
🗃Handling Back office Operations
Independent professionals are on their own: they must do the administrative and organisational “back room work” that would typically be taken care of by other departments or staff in a company.
💰Managing your finances
Calculate and be ready with at least 6 to 9 Months of your monthly expenses so that you can be ready incase you are delayed of payments or project cancellations.
While it brings in freedom and autonomy, it also often means working alone. Even if working in client teams you can’t completely relax the way you would with your own team. Many freelancers, mentioned that they missed having colleagues to bounce ideas off of or commiserate with; managing isolation is one of the unanticipated challenges of going freelance.
Want to learn more?
In this latest episode, we’ve interviewed Darshan Gajara, a Remote Freelancer based out of Berlin, who’s been there and done that. 👇
Or 🎧 Listen to it on your favourite Podcast App
Curated Resources for Freelancers:
A full set of articles from Tobias Van Schneider on working in freelance (It’s our personal favourite series too):
To Seth Godin illustrate the difference between a Freelancer and an Entrepreneur
Some Future of Remote Work Inspiration from Herman Miller
Check out this great report on the Future of Remote Work by FYI
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