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mlamanna says

Is anyone doing freelance full time? I have been miserable at my day job for many years now and feel I’m ready to make the jump. If anyone wants to share some insight please leave some comments. Thanks

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MatthewTanner says

Hello there – I handed in my notice a month ago, and started as a freelancer this week. It’s a big step to make, and not to be taken lightly (but you don’t need me to tell you that). My first week has been pretty odd – feel slightly at sea and finding it hard to motivate myself.

One thing you might consider is asking at work if you can go down to (say) three days a week. Some companies have flexible working policies and it depends on your job role. Then you could spend two days a week building a freelance client base for yourself before you make the jump. Just a thought.

Best of luck, whatever you decide to do.

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mlamanna says

Great advice Matthew, I wish my day job would allow me the 3 work days but its all or none with them. It will be there loss :)


Hello there – I handed in my notice a month ago, and started as a freelancer this week. It’s a big step to make, and not to be taken lightly (but you don’t need me to tell you that). My first week has been pretty odd – feel slightly at sea and finding it hard to motivate myself.

One thing you might consider is asking at work if you can go down to (say) three days a week. Some companies have flexible working policies and it depends on your job role. Then you could spend two days a week building a freelance client base for yourself before you make the jump. Just a thought.

Best of luck, whatever you decide to do.
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BlueLionMusic says

I’d say go for it! Even if it means lowering your standard of living, it costs much more to destroy your soul going to work just so you can pass the time in front of your big screen tv when you get home late after working 9 to 5 while you could be making your dreams happening and at least be getting on your way to a happy, meaningful and fulfilling life!

It will require some cojones (guts) though, but I commend you for taking the leap.

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mlamanna says

Very true and inspirational Bob thanks

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SemblanceProduction says

For the last year i worked as a videoeditor freelancer and i was miserable. absolutely miserable. At first it was great, it was pretty good money. BUT! Doing freelance means you have to work from home most of the time and that sucks. I couldn’t get focused, mainly because it’s not the best idea to have your workplace in the same room where you eat, sleep e.t.c. never going back to freelance again. Doing a full time job at a radiostation as a sound engineer and i couldn’t be happier. Just try to find a job that suites you, something that you love doing.

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mlamanna says

True, I started a small indie game company with a few great people backing us, there’s great potential with that.


For the last year i worked as a videoeditor freelancer and i was miserable. absolutely miserable. At first it was great, it was pretty good money. BUT! Doing freelance means you have to work from home most of the time and that sucks. I couldn’t get focused, mainly because it’s not the best idea to have your workplace in the same room where you eat, sleep e.t.c. never going back to freelance again. Doing a full time job at a radiostation as a sound engineer and i couldn’t be happier. Just try to find a job that suites you, something that you love doing.
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