A few days ago I posted a brief survey on our Twitter page asking our followers if they had ever considered ending their freelance career and if so how often. While the answer was unanimously yes, I wasn’t as surprised as one would think. In fact, I too have been there pretty often. You see as a freelancer the one thing you crave more than anything is a stable income. You breathe and you sleep contracts until you finally land that contract of your dreams but what happens if that contract never comes? What happens if your bills are due? What happens if your bank account is in the negatives?
These things happen and whether or not freelancers want to discuss it, doesn’t change the reality. So what do you do when freelancing full time goes sour? You do what’s best for you and your family. I think as freelancers we’re often embarrassed by the notion of having to return back to the workplace after living the “lavish” life of freelancing but in those times you have to remind yourself that it’s better to be embarrassed to go back to a 9-5 vs. being embarrassed because you can’t pay your bills. So if you have found yourself in a bind and freelancing just isn’t going well for you here are a few things you can do:
Take A Deep Breath
Take a deep breath, it’s okay if things are not working out in your favor. In fact, In 2011 I was working as a full time freelancer and was convinced that I would never return to a 9-5 until I realized I couldn’t sustain a life for my family as the primary breadwinner at the time as a freelancer and I went back to work.
Don’t Feel Obligated To Share Your Transition With The World
Believe it or not you are NOT obligated to share your transition from full time freelancing to full time employment with the world. I know we live in a world where we feel like we have to share everything in order to remain relevant but some moves simply have to be made in silence, and that’s okay.
There really is strength in numbers and believe it or not, seeking support is important. By reaching out to other freelancers you can recognize that having moments of despair when the money or clientele is rolling in can be completely normal and recognizing this will help alleviate the unnecessary pressure you may experience.
Have you considered leaving freelancing?Let’s chat about it on Twitter.
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