Congratulations Freelancer!

Your freelance personality is:

You are The Suit! 

You’ve finally left that 9-5 job and followed your dream of going freelance. Or maybe redundancy has given you the opportunity to explore your freelance options.

You’re excited at the concept of working for yourself, but also unsure where to start.

Those corporate habits of working 9-5, working through lunch and following someone else’s lead are ingrained in you, and they’re tricky to shift (psst! You’re the boss now, so you can do it YOUR way, but that does take a while to do)

And maybe, just maybe, you’re missing the office atmosphere!

It’s a big change going from the employed world to being a freelancer. But hopefully it’s one you’ll love. Below are a few tips to help you adjust.

1) Think about how you naturally work best. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Plan your working time around that.

2) Working on your own doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Come join the Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group, look for local networking groups and arrange co-working sessions with fellow freelancers.

3) Set goals. You might not get a quarterly review anymore, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still set goals to aim for. I’ve got a £9 training on how to set freelance goals here if you need help on that front. 

4) Reward yourself! When you’re used to being praised by a boss, or incentivised with bonuses, it can be challenging when you make the switch to freelancing. Set yourself rewards for big achievements, whether it’s a spa day for finishing a big client project, or a guilt-free Netflix afternoon for doing your accounts.

5) Not sure where to start with setting up? I’ve got you! The 30 Days To Go Freelance course will walk you through all the steps you need to know, from planning a business and registering with HMRC, to finding clients and sending contracts. And it’s only £19! 

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