What Are Healthy Expectations For Those Switching From Employment To Freelancing?
Freelancing requires we operate it like a business (because it is!), and it requires a commitment. The responsibility that comes with this commitment includes activities and tasks we don’t want to do. So, while many leave traditional employment to escape doing the things they don't want to do, the reality is freelancers do more of these activities. While freelancing gets hard, there is a greater reward when we push through and arrive at a state of flourishing. If we don’t want (or are not skilled) to do certain activities and still freelance, we need to earn beyond our personal goal so we can pay vendors or other freelancers to fill those needs for us.
On the other hand, one way to differentiate ourselves from others is a willingness to do hard things. When we embrace this tension, we’ll do well as a freelancer and the longer we do good work, the easier it becomes to have a steady stream of paying clients.
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