Freelance work can be a liberating step into being your own boss, but it comes with the challenges as well. From questions about self-assessment and tax returns to the uncertain nature of the work, the leap from working for someone else to working for yourself can be daunting.
After all, how can you be sure you are ready for that kind of move?
While it isn’t an exact science, this checklist for all things freelance should be able to give you a fair idea of what you should have under your belt before cutting ties with your current nine-to-five.
Freelance Writer: Starter Checklist
There will never be a ‘right’ time to leave your current job to go full-time freelance. There will always be bills to pay, and reasons to stay in your current job, holidays on the horizon and unexpected expenses.
However, with this handy checklist, you will be able to pick ‘good’ time, or at least, a ‘better time’ to go it alone. Try to have as much ticked off as you can before quitting your old job to get the best start in your new career.
And remember: you can do it!