The 9-5 Truth

All The Hustle and Bustle! 🏃‍♀️


Yeah, we get it – you probably watched one of those “life changing” movies and now want to fling your 9-5, boring job out of the window for that super cool and exciting career as a freelancer! 💁

“Give it up for the all new me!- Woohoo! *Superman pose* 🦸‍♀️

Wait up my friend! It’s just as hard, but a whole lot different in the way you work it out. Better not to walk into it blindly, right?💡

Here’s what you need to check off before you dive in to this change🖐️

1. Using Your Mastery

Have a skill or two you’re especially good at it? Great – this might help you land many more and much better work contracts, than if you were to take care of projects from A-Z, all on your own. 😎

2. Lay a Good Ground

When you start out as a freelancer, you don’t necessarily have clients lined outside your office. Get into dedicated networking at exhibitions, workshops and more to let the word out. Make a lasting impression on their minds and your clients will soon follow. 💪

3. Get Certified

Let people know you’re the real deal. Get some crisp certificates to go with your good chunk of experience and achievements to add to your credibility, thus trust. 👩‍🎓

4. Brand It

Get on social media, build a website, do collabs and whatever you have to get your new brand on everybody’s radar. This is the best way to reach out to a large audience base quickly! 🗣️

5. Stay Committed

Be ready – this is not not going to be a very smooth ride. Of course, you get to choose what works you want to do and you don’t; but that means working on flexible hours, managing all kinds of clients, not making the kind of money you had hoped to – it’s just part and parcel of this route. 🤷‍♀️

Reach out to freelancer communities for advice and support and do your solid homework for what you have understood freelancers in your field need to be ready with.🕵️‍♀️

Go ahead and live your dream life- just be smart and real about it!🥳

Make sure to try our pointers and let us know if you had fun trying them out. Share your story with us on Instagram with #finllect! 🤗

Stay safe, spend smart

Team Finllect 💰

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