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How do you know when you are ready to Freelance?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Noor2018, May 22, 2018.

  1. Noor2018

    Noor2018 New Member

    Im sure some of you guys on here are experienced. What was the thing that made you realise that you were ready to take the plunge and start freelancing?
     
  2. Gavlaar

    Gavlaar New Member

    Being overworked and underappreciated in a company made me jump — was the best move I've ever made.
     
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  3. john matthew

    john matthew New Member

    If someone has enough knowledge about the working field and want flexible working hours with being own boss, then he can choose freelancing. As I am working.
     
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  4. alexalferd

    alexalferd New Member

    its depends on you.. you knows better how much skills do you have.
     
  5. Giannis Kapasakalis

    Giannis Kapasakalis New Member

    For me, it started since Uni. I didn't feel like I was 100% ready then of course, but after looking into the freelancing market, I realized that the sooner I make a start, the easier it would be to sell myself to clients when I enter the big world, since I'd already have a few feedbacks and some work for my portfolio, and a few people I could ask for a reference. I just didn't chase very high value projects straight away, but started from completing some simple graphics related work that I knew I had the skill to do. A few simple 3D Models rendered, Simple video compositing tasks that people needed and things like that. So even though I didn't make huge bucks at that point, I started building a bit of my own network and had a few things to demonstrate my skills to future clients. So by the time I graduated, it was already much easier to attract a few clients and start making a living.

    So I would say, just start early, but know your limits. Start doing stuff that you know you can complete, even if money isn't big, and build professional relationships with at least a few people before you dive deep into the freelancing career. By that time, you'll know if you're really ready for the big dive or not.
     
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