If you’ve followed the blog for very long, you know that I used to exclusively work as a freelance designer until about a year ago when I got a full-time job working in marketing.
Since that time, I’ve had a lot of people who have wondered what advice I can offer since I’m not a “real freelancer.”
Today, I advocate an anti-hate campaign for all you freelancers out there who also have full-time jobs.
I love my full-time job.
Guess what else: I love freelancing, blogging and being an entrepreneur.
And finally: I know there are lots of freelancers out there in the same boat I’m in. (If you’re out there, retweet, like, or stumble to share this post!)
‘Cause freelancing is incredibly diverse
I know there are some of you who freelance full-time. I think that’s awesome! There are also some of you who freelance for only an hour or two a week because you’re so busy with full-time jobs, family, and other commitments. I also think that’s awesome!
That’s the amazing thing about freelancing: there are no rules. You don’t have to freelance for a certain number of hours every week in order to be a “freelancer.” You don’t have to make a certain amount of money each year to be a “freelancer.” All you have to do is work on building your own business, make a little money independently, and enjoy what you’re doing!
So don’t hate freelancers with full-time jobs
And freelancers with full-time jobs, don’t hate full-time freelancers either. GDB is a place for all of us to exchange tips, help and advice about running a design business.
It’s a place where all of us–from designers who haven’t EVER freelanced to designers who freelance exclusively–join together to learn and build whatever kind of business we run.
What kind of freelancer are you?
So who are you? Do you freelance full-time? Work full-time and freelance on the side? Somewhere in between? Leave a comment on this post and let me know who you are and how you work.
And whatever you’re up to, keep on working hard and loving what you’re doing!
We’ll do our best here at GDB to keep you going!!