From Lifehack, Kim Barloso discusses some indications that you might be ready to become a freelancer. She identifies 7 signs, the first few of which are:
1. You have enough money in the bank
Your savings account is pretty decent, and it’s enough to last you six months to a year in case freelancing didn’t work. This is important even when your freelancing career starts to take off.
In a freelancer’s work life, it’s normal to have a feast-and-famine cycle. Certain times you will have loads of work, and other times there will be very little or no work at all.
Either way, a financial buffer is always a good thing.
2. You have a few clients in the pipeline
When you leave your day job, your income stops. So if you already have clients that pay you for your freelance work, and you’re sure you can depend on them, it’s a safe situation to begin freelancing full-time.
If you have a few clients at the start, it will certainly make your first few months of freelancing less stressful.
3. You are extremely unhappy with your day job
You don’t just leave your job because you don’t like it. But if you’re at a point when you’ve lost motivation, stopped being productive and find yourself indifferent to your company’s goals, then you might be better off leaving.
Ask yourself if this feeling has something to do with wanting to start freelancing full-time, and the answer will most probably be a resounding “yes”.
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