7th February 2012 | Freelancers

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The agony of choice

Are you freelance curious? Is the thought of going it alone appealing and yet horrifying at the same time?

It’s certainly not an easy decision and you should do your homework before stepping out.  We’ve already talked on our blog about the five biggest problems facing freelancers and six things to consider before going freelance and, if you’re after the lowdown on what’s involved, they’re both good places to start.

But, if you’re seriously considering flying solo and you’d like to know more about what it’s really like, day-to-day, it makes sense to ask the people who’ve already taken the plunge.

So we did. 2,000 of them in fact. And the results, as you’ll see, make interesting reading.

The feedback we got covers the how, what, who, where and when of freelancing and gives valuable insight into the pros and cons of starting up on your own.

We think it’s essential reading for any budding freelancer, of course, but it’s also a great opportunity for the rest of us to find out what it takes.

Enjoy (and feel free to share too).


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  3. Oli Corse says:

    This is fantastic. Infographics are a great way of communicating large amounts of information and this is an awesome example. I found myself nodding along to nearly every stat – especially the challenge of ‘spending more time with friends’.

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