You have a full-time job, but you feel as though you may be limited in your creative freedom. Working at a structured job can hinder your motivation to be creative. If you’re thinking of your side projects and freelance work while working at your daily job, it may be time to consider doing freelance work.

Freelancer working from personal space

Why is this a good move?

The job market today is growing rapidly in ways we cannot keep up with. Technology is gaining ground in our world, and education on the internet is becoming more and more available as the days go on. Freelance work can be a very healthy move for you if your job isn’t the greatest thing in the world. It is not recommended to just jump ship right away because the full-time job might have some benefits you don’t want to give up. The smart thing to do is conduct a little research and strategize a plan on how you can manage both.

Here are some steps to take:

  1. Find out if your current job allows you to do freelance work outside of the office
  2. Plan out how you will manage your time for the freelance work. (weekends, nights)
  3. Start off small with 1 client. Don’t take on more than you can handle, or else you’ll drown in work.
  4. Build a brand, whether that is naming your company or keeping your name as the freelance entity.
  5. Along with this: build a simple website portfolio, make business cards, and network.

If you make sure you follow these steps, you’ll feel much better about jumping into some freelance work while you’re still working at your full-time job. If your individual business starts to grow, then you can take other steps to figure out how to solely work for yourself and leave your day job.

The Benefits of Freelance Work

Doing freelance on your own is a very big challenge. It comes with many benefits, but it also has so many struggles. The key is to be patient and motivated. You never want to give up on a dream if you know that is possible. Most freelancing requires discipline and organization.

Here are the benefits to doing freelance work:

  • Work for yourself
  • Freedom to choose clients/projects
  • Work from your personal space
  • Potential to earn more
  • Creative freedom
  • Networking growth

There are some disadvantages such as no benefits and no stable pay. If you’re looking to expand, then you will also have to consider starting your own business, which includes a good amount of legal work to go through. This isn’t to scare you off because the good trumps the bad. The best place to start is small, so that you won’t get overwhelmed, and you will enjoy the work that you do.

Still Unsure?

You may be contemplating this decision, so it is always a good idea to weigh your options. If you have a creative outlook and feel as though you want to better your life in general, freelance may be an option for you. To get started, consider contacting a staffing and employment agency like Eazee Staffing. We can help you strategize, network, and plan your freelance goals. The creative job field has plenty of freelance opportunities to get you going. It’s a good move to get help first, so that you don’t go into the freelance world unprepared.

If you’d like to learn more about staffing and employment solutions, contact Eazee Staffing at 347-573-9572, and we can help you as a candidate or employer to find the best collaborators in the industry.