I'm going over all the best and worst parts of being a freelance artist to better prepare you for taking the leap yourself. I've been freelancing full time as a hand lettering artist 6 years and I want you to learn from my mistakes so you can have an easier time making a living from your art.

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The best parts of going freelance

  • Make your own schedule
  • You get to select what clients you work with
  • You can make more money in less time
  • You become an authority in the industry because you made it
  • You don't have a boss and you're in charge

The worst parts of going freelance

  • Realizing that you end up working more than your day job
  • You have to make money other ways when the clients stop calling
  • No consistent income to make sure the bills get paid
  • You feel extra pressure to stay on top and your goals only grow
  • Much of what you have to do isn’t art it’s on-boarding

Full-time freelance checklist before you quit your job

  • A portfolio of the extract work you want to get hired for
  • An established audience on social media for social proof
  • 1-year min of experience working with freelance clients
  • Make 80% of what you make at your day job after taxes
  • Plan an ongoing marketing strategy to attract clients
  • Have accounting software to stay organized and keep track of finances