Can You Make It As A Freelancer? | Opinion

Written By: Maggie Brown (maggiethe_journalist)

Working as an entrepreneur or freelancer is not for the faint at heart.

Throughout your journey, there will be trials and tribulations that will make you reconsider every career decision you have made up until that point. There will be times when money is not coming in fast enough, you will have your pitches for work declined, and you cannot think of any content to produce.

Research from suggests that the growth of freelance work is estimated to reach 65% by 2027, which will result in 50% of the workforce being freelancers. Since you are your own boss, you will be solely responsible for everything that goes on within your career. Can you handle that pressure?

Here are a few things to consider before becoming a freelancer, such as 

  • What is your niche?
  • What sets you apart from others?
  • Have you picked out a set rate?
  • What is your turn around time?
  • Are you open to collaborations with companies, or just solo work?
  • Do you have the necessary skill-set to be successful?

Below are a few skills you need to be a freelancer

Not all freelancers have a formal education in Journalism, Communications or a related field because it is not always required. Nevertheless, internships and volunteer opportunities will be your best chance at landing your first freelance opportunity.

If you want to discuss freelance options with one of our staff members go here.

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