I had the pleasure of talking to the #HertHour Companion team from North Herts Radio today – chatting about freelancing, changes in the workplace and my new book, ‘Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life’.
Have a listen as we talk about the benefits of freelancing, the control you get over your own time, and how you can improve your work/life balance – one of the key benefits of being self-employed.
Improving your work/life balance as a freelancer
Taking the leap into self-employment is a big move for people to take. When you move from a stable, corporate role with a regular salary to a freelance career, it can take a while to get used to the different lifestyle. As a freelancer, you become the Chief Executive of Everything – and that increase in responsibility can take a while to get used to.
But, for me, as someone who’s been freelancing for nearly six years, the benefits of being freelance far outweigh the challenges. As I talked about during this radio interview, many people are now reevaluating their careers and want a way of working that gives them more control – more control over their time, and more control over who they work with.
Being able to manage your own time, choose the customers you work with and get a better handle on your finances is incredibly valuable. And it’s the combination of these benefits that allows you to develop a much better work/life balance as a freelancer… as long as you organise things well, work with the right clients and build the best possible customer relationships.
Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life
If you’d like to start achieving the benefits of a more flexible career, where YOU are in control of your destiny, then now’s the time to start.
My new book, ‘Going Freelance: Building Work Around Your Life’, is a comprehensive guide for anyone setting out on the freelance journey. Each chapter gives you the simple, easy-to-follow tips you need, with clear advice on setting up your own freelance business.
The book explains how to:
- Understand the Benefits (And Challenges) Of Going Freelance
- Ensure You Have The Right Experience And Skills
- Make The Jump And Get Started
- Know Why You’re In Business
- Find Your First Customer
- Market Your Brand And Services
- Choose Where To Work
- Join The Freelance Community
- Build On Your Client Relationships
- Manage Your Workload
- Manage Your Numbers
- Get Paid On Time
- Pursue A Good Work/life Balance
- Get Started As A Freelancer