I love writing.
No wait. Let me be more accurate.
I love telling stories. I love helping people. I love thinking through things. And writing helps me do all of those things.
Something else I am finding to be an awesome tool for telling stories, helping people and thinking through things is Snapchat.
I left my day job last week to pursue being a full time freelance motion designer. I was there for 8 years. It paid well and I got to do creative work, but it was time branch out on my own.
Making the jump is scary
I'm certainly not the first to do such a thing, but it still feels like unknown territory I'm venturing into. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like going freelance is scary and mysterious.
So I thought it would be valuable to capture what it's like leaving a "secure" job to go freelance. I want you to be able to see what it's like and get some insider tips on things to do and things not to do.
I'm sharing what I learn on Snapchat
I'm primarily sharing my journey through Snapchat right now. You should follow along: austin-saylor
I've gotten to know awesome people through this medium. And honestly, I think you're missing out on some great opportunities by not being on and active in Snapchat.
Vlog to come
Soon I will be making a more official vlog for this this new-to-freelance journey.
Until then, snap is where it's at. 👻 austin-saylor
And I really want to make this valuable for you, so if you have any questions, please ask. To give you an idea of what I am going to share, here are some topics I plan on talking about...
- Money (savings before you make the leap, income from client work and personal/business expenses)
- Attracting clients
- When is the right time to jump
- Not burning bridges
- What to do when you don't have a client project to work on
Make it a killer Monday and go make something move.