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3 Ways to Transition to Freelance Successfully

Is leaving your job and going into freelancing full-time one of your goals for the year? As someone who transitioned from a 9-to-5 to freelancing, I know the questions you might have in mind. Questions like: “Am I making the right choice?” “Will I be able to make enough money in my first month to pay the bills and still get myself nice things?” “Will I be able to find clients or will anyone want to hire me?”

Leaving your stable job to go all in to a business where you cannot guarantee right away the level of income you’ll make is a terrifying step to take. However, with a clear plan that will help you ease into your dream life as a freelancer, you can safely transition to freelancing.

All it takes is to honestly answer these three questions. The answers you give will determine if you’re ready to jump into freelancing or if you need a bit more preparation before you dive into it full-time.

 

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Question #1: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you emotionally to dive into freelancing?

I agree that wanting to make the transition to being a full-time freelancer is nerve-wracking. But if you have a conviction that you will succeed and if you trust yourself that you have what it takes to thrive in the freelance industry, then there’s no stopping you.

Most of the times, people allow the fear of the unknown to paralyze their effort to actually make something big out of themselves. This kind of negative thinking is not a healthy sign of someone who is ready to create a career in freelancing.

It’s okay to be nervous or scared but so long as you believe in yourself and are determined to do what it takes to give value and grow as a freelancer, then you’re on the right track.

 

Question #2: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you professionally and personally for freelancing?

Unlike working in a 9-to-5 where you’re accountable to your employer, as a freelancer, you are your own boss. Being the boss comes with a lot of responsibilities and you need to train yourself to handle such responsibilities.

Professionally, freelancing is a huge shift from the conventional. The freelancer lifestyle is very different from what you’re used to. It involves you spending most of your time at home and alone.

You have to be sure that you’ll be able to handle the changes that come with being a freelancer. Are you really ready for these changes and do you have a plan B just in case things don’t turn out according to plan? Or do you still need more time to accept the change?

 

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Question #3: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you commercially to be a freelancer?

You need to be aware of the risks involved with doing freelancing full-time. Are you financially ready to dive into the freelance career? Do you have enough money to live on pending when you are able to receive a comfortable income from freelancing? Do you already have a steady flow of client projects each month?

You can’t predict your income as a freelancer the way you could while working as an employee. Freelancing full-time has its highs and lows. And unless you’re financially ready to take the leap, then it’s best to work towards it.

 

Grade yourself

The highest score is 30. So if you got more than 15 then you’re ready to pursue your freelance career headlong. But if you got anything less than 15, then don’t worry. It’s only a sign that you have to work on yourself and make the necessary preparations to transition to freelancing.

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Outfit Post – Styling a Black Shirt Dress

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Hey fashion lovers. I hope your week has been good to you. I got this lovely black Eline Shirt Dress with Tassle from Elvi the other day, and I enjoyed styling it. The whole idea is to wear this shirt dress alone but as the weather is still chilly, I decided to style mine with a pair of leggings. I really like the design of this shirt dress. The tassled detail takes this beautiful black dress to a whole new level. I also like the self-tie waist detail. It finishes off the design beautifully. It is a piece I know I am going to be wearing for many years to come.

 

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I paired this shirt dress with a pair of Molly Jeans. I have had in my wardrobe for a few years now. It is one of my favourite pairs of jeans, and it always does the job. I got the flats blue flats sometime last year and I have worn it a couple of times now. It is super comfy and manages to always look good. I think it is because it has an unusual bright blue colour. It always stands out for the right reasons.

Styling this outfit was quick and easy. The pieces worked out well together and it took me only a few minutes to put the look together. I am happy winter is almost. I am excited spring is almost here. It would be nice to start styling lighter pieces like what I have on more often. How is the weather where you are?

 

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WHAT I WORE

Eline Black Shirt Dress – c/o ELVI

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Pink Bag – Michael Kors

Blue Flats – XY London

Pink Watch – Apple Watch

White Gold Earrings – Swarovski

 

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Are you a fan of the shirt dress trend? Do sound off in the comments section below. Have a lovely weekend.

How to Update your Bathroom Decor

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With winter almost over and spring around the corner, I have started thinking about doing some spring cleaning and home improvements. The first on my list is the bathroom. I have started looking at various bathroom decor and how to make the most of our little bathroom space. If you are looking at updating your bathroom decor, here are some easy ways to make some improvements on a budget.

A lick of paint

Painting the walls in your bathroom is the easiest way to update your bathroom. We recently painted one of the bathrooms and the lick of paint literally transformed the bathroom completely. The paint on the wall was already chipping off, so the lick of paint was needed.

 

Add some space and light with a stunning bathroom mirror

Adding a bathroom mirror in your bathroom is a quick and easy to way to update the look in your bathroom. A bathroom mirror not only beautifies the room, it also adds some space and light to the room. It literally opens up the whole room, making the space appear bigger, which is great. Who doesn’t like a bright airy bathroom?

 

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Add some storage

I don’t like clutter at all. It gives me a headache. So storage is very important to me. You can easily update your bathroom with some sensible storage. Apart from the fact that good storage makes the bathroom look good, it also gets rid of all the mess and clutter. A bathroom tallboy, mirrored storage cabinet or vanity unit would work great as storage.

 

Install a towel rail

A good-looking towel rail is a great way to update your bathroom. It is such a functional addition to the bathroom decor. It provides extra heat output and extra storage for towels, bath robes and all the other bits.

 

Renew the tile grout

This is one of the easiest way of improving the look of your bathroom. M did this some weeks ago, and it completely changed the look of our shower cubicle. The shower cubicle usually looks tacky when the clean lines of the grout is discoloured. The best way to get rid of the discolouration is by getting rid of the old grout, the next step is to refill and point with new compound.

 

What do you think of these bathroom improvement tips? Are you doing any home improvements anytime soon? Please share your views in the comments section below.

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