Why Do You Want to Become a Freelancer?
Do you crave more professional freedom? Are you tired of working for shitty bosses? Do you want more control over your financial future? Or maybe you lost your job and need something to hold you over for the time being?
This website will provide you with tried-and-true strategies, resources, and the community you need in order to launch a successful career as a freelancer.
Freelancing Isn't for the Faint of Heart
Freelancing might look attractive from the outside, but there’s a darker side to freelancing you should be aware of before you commit to it.
These are some of the common reasons why freelancers get scared away or give up:
Not all of them are awful, but you will run into enough bad clients, abusive clients, no-show clients, and non-paying clients to make you want to call the whole thing off. Sadly, it's not always easy to tell who will be a good or bad client either.
It takes time.
There's no such thing as overnight success in freelancing. It's going to take time to build up your reputation and find clients willing to pay you what you're worth, which often means working insanely long and inconvenient hours in the beginning.
Your friends and family with "normal" jobs won't understand what you do, what you're dealing with, or why you put yourself through it. The struggles of a freelancer are unique and, unfortunately, can isolate you from those who don't get it.
Any bad day you have as a freelancer will pale in comparison to the bad days you had working for an employer or while you were unemployed. That’s the beauty of being a freelancer — you have full control over your professional destiny. You say when and where you work. You choose who you work for. You name your price and the clients who value you will pay it.
But acknowledging that freelancing won’t be pain-free is an important first step to take. By accepting the reality of the career you’re embarking on early, you can prepare yourself for it. And that’s what this website and community is here to help you do.
How to Become a Freelancer
There’s a big difference between becoming a freelancer and becoming a successful one. You’ll find all the insights, training, tools, and community you need to thrive and succeed on this website.
While this site is chock full of info, sometimes it’s nice to interact with someone who’s been there and done it. Suzanne will be your host.
You don’t need to know other freelancers or business owners in your “real” life to get support. Find it here in our community.
Ready to Start Freelancing?
There's plenty of free stuff here to get you started. Click the button below to begin. Or, if you're ready to kick your freelancing career into high gear, click the JOIN NOW button at the top of the site.