Congratulations! You’re moving from your job to freelance writing! Maybe you’ve been planning this for a long time and have those darn ducks in order, or maybe you just got fired as happened to me.
No matter, the transition is both thrilling and scary. These steps will make your life easier.
Easier said than done depending on the circumstances. Panic doesn’t solve anything and panic is close to excitement. Take a deep breath or two or a dozen and at least become willing to move into being energized and eager. Rinse and repeat – it’s a good practice no matter what’s going on.
Honestly assess your finances
Evaluate where you are financially. You need to know exactly how much money you actually have and how much, if any, is coming in, and for how long. Get all this written down in a spreadsheet or some sort of bookkeeping program that works for you. (I love YouNeedABudget.)
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