How to Quit Your Day Job and Go Freelance

Amy Norton

Amy Norton is (amongst other things) a sex blogger, digital sexuality journalist, erotic fiction writer and kink community organizer. She lives in the UK with her primary partner and frankly ridiculous collection of vibrators.

1 Response

  1. Theon Nord says:

    First of all, I want to wish you good luck with your new path. I always regarded you as a very talented professional in whatever you do. I mean, this site, your ideas, everything; I’m just – WOW!

    I agree with everything that you’ve written because I was in the same position about three years ago.

    I got laid off, and I swore never to work again for a boss. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the rest of my life, but I wanted to be my boss.

    I collected unemployment for six months, and then by a sheer miracle, I got my first freelancing job.

    It was so cool!

    Everything was just as you’ve written: I worked so hard, but also made a ton of money.

    There was a lot of paperwork involved.

    That’s the part I liked less:

    I was taking care of retirement payment, social security, income tax, VAT, and so on. I had to get an accountant to do all that for me.

    Six months down the road, the company I did freelancing work for, said they wanted to hire me. They offered me the same pay if I agree to work just for them.

    Long story short: They agreed to let me work one day from home and stop working at 3 PM twice a week.

    These were my terms because I wanted to keep some of my freedom.

    I don’t regret trying to be a freelancer, and I can see myself doing it again. Especially as I get older and time management becomes more important to me.

    Good luck

    Theon

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