Are you ready to make the leap?
Earlier this year, I quit my regular 9-5 job to be a full time freelance photographer. I worked at an international retailer for nearly 8 years and I could feel the life draining out of me. I dreaded Mondays and lived for weekends. My motivation was gone. My creativity was stagnant. I had outgrown my role at that company.
Quitting my corporate job and choosing to bank on myself was the best decision I could have made. Since going freelance full time, I’ve rediscovered my love for photography. I’m in charge of my time, my energy, and my career. I decide what jobs to accept and what jobs to turn down. And working from home as my own boss has given me a work life balance I’ve always dreamed of.
Does this sound like something you want to do? Do you dream of quitting your 9-5 job to work for yourself?
How To Be A Freelance Photographer
This year, I’ve been expanding the scope of my blog to be more than just flatlay tips. I want the WSP blog to be your go-to resource for growing your freelance creative side-hustle into a thriving business.
So if your goals for 2019 include making the big leap, then you’re in the right place! Below are my top 5 articles of the last year that offer advice and first hand experience on how to be a freelance photographer.
1. How To Juggle A Side-Hustle While Working Full Time
Offering practical advice for how to start up your business while still working your regular full time job. It’s not always about how hard you hustle, but how smart you hustle.
2. How I Quit My Job To Be A Freelance Photographer
My personal story of why I made the leap when I did, including my aha moment telling me it was time to start banking on myself.
3. How Failing Made Me A Better Freelance Creative
The lessons I learned the first time I freelanced years ago, and what I do differently now that turned my failures into a thriving creative business.
4. How To Be Smart About Choosing Your Freelance Jobs
Learning the power of saying no so you can devote your time and energy to your best yeses.
5. Copyright: How I Lost My Dream Client (With No Regrets)
The first in a 3 part series on copyright, something all creatives should understand in order to protect themselves and their business.
I hope these articles will inspire you to make this year the one when you make the big leap and build the creative business of your dreams. Good luck friends!
- C xx