12 Tips for Starting a Full-Time Career as a Freelancer

​Few freelance designers dive into freelancing full-time right out of the gate.

1 — Set Aside Some Savings

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Set-Aside-Some-Savings

2 — Form an S-Corp

When you are just picking up side-jobs, you probably won’t have to worry too much about how your freelancing income is taxed.

3 — Keep Track of Your Expenses

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Keep-Track-of-Your-Expenses

4 — Focus on Finding Long-Term Clients

By far the biggest challenge for freelancers who are transitioning to a full-time career is finding enough steady work to support themselves.

5 — Learn How to Market Yourself

Learn How to Market Yourself
Learn How to Market Yourself

6 — Go Above and Beyond

Even for part-time freelancers, it is always a good idea to put your best foot forward.

7 — Get Good at Self-Motivating

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full-time-career-freelancer

8 — Know When to Clock Out

On the opposite end of the spectrum of taking too much time off is the troubles that arise when full-time freelancers work themselves too hard.

9 — Gradually Raise Your Rates

Gradually Raise Your Rates
Gradually Raise Your Rates

10 — Know When to Say No

At a traditional job, telling your boss “no” or negotiating with them is not usually an option.

11 — Learn to Deal with Swings in Income

Deal with Swings in Income
Deal with Swings in Income

12 — Enjoy It

Freelancing full-time is a beautiful career that offers plenty of benefits.

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Inkbot Design a Creative Graphic Design Agency in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Experts in Logo Design and Branding. https://inkbotdesign.com/

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