Are you wanting to go Freelance but finding taking the step a bit scary? I’m here to help with my Three Common Fears about going Freelance.
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Are You Wanting to Go Freelance but Feeling a Little Bit Nervous?
Welcome back to the Freelancers Tea Break, this short and sweet podcast that you can enjoy while making a brew. This week is going to be all about three common fears about going freelance. This is for anybody thinking about going freelance, doing it on the side, or ready to make the jump. It might also be for people fairly new to freelancing who are facing some of these fears. I want you to know that you’re not alone in experiencing these fears, and hopefully, this will give you some reassurance.
1. Where to Start: The very first fear that most people have about freelancing is just where to even start. It can be overwhelming and confusing. When I first started, I didn’t even know what freelancing was. I had a wonderful editor who guided me through the process, but not everyone has that privilege. I want to provide accessible and fun information about freelancing, making it easier for everyone. If you’re wondering where to start, stay tuned for some tips at the end.
2. Admin and Finance: The next big fear is admin and finance. People worry about getting contracts, terms and conditions, insurance, tax payments, and self-assessment right. The good news is that there are many tools available nowadays that make these tasks easier. From digital portals to tools like FreeAgent for invoicing and bookkeeping, you can simplify these processes. If you’re starting, consider hiring an accountant or bookkeeper to ease the stress. Don’t hesitate to reach out to HMRC for help; they are there to assist.
3. Finding Clients: The third common fear is finding clients. It can be nerve-wracking, especially for introverts or those not keen on selling. The great thing is there are various ways to find clients, from LinkedIn to networking events. You don’t have to be pushy; just tell people how you work with them. I have a freebie with over 30 ways to find your next freelance client, catering to different preferences.
If you’re considering freelancing or dealing with these fears, remember that you’re not alone. There’s help and support available. I’ve been freelancing since 2009 and understand the challenges. To make freelancing more accessible, I’ve created the “30 Days to Go Freelance” course for £19. It covers all the steps you need to get started, with lessons available in text and audio formats. Join the Facebook group for additional support.
Check the description for the course link and other resources on freelance-lifestyle.co.uk. Embrace freelancing and love your freelance career. See you in the next episode, and have a lovely freelance week!