Earlier this year, I shared with you that I made the transition into becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer. And while I’ve been freelancing during my nights and weekends for the past several years, it has always been my long-term goal to make it my full-time gig—and trust me, it took a long time and a lot of work to make it happen!
Unfortunately, I think one of the biggest misconceptions folks have about freelancing is that you just decide one day to quit your full-time job and start a business. Well, I’m here to tell you that assumption could not be further from the truth! And while there are some folks out there who haphazardly make the leap like this, the reality is that most of them fail.
For me, the journey to becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer is something that I’ve been working towards for many years. And the truth is, I never had a specific date in mind for when I would make the transition. Instead, I focused on a set of goals and milestones that would ensure my success when the time came, no matter how long it would take me to make it happen.