The freelance industry is surrounded by misconceptions—one of them being that it’s not a “real” career. It’s important that you don’t let that lie or any others discourage you from building your freelance business.
In today’s episode of the Freelance Success Framework podcast, Nicki and Kate are shedding light on this all too common freelance myth, and why freelancing is more “real” than most other careers.
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[0:13] Nicki and Kate dive into the misconception that freelance isn’t a “real” career and explain why some people believe this myth.
[3:00] Nicki talks about how working for a business as a freelancer is not all that different from working for that same company on staff. The hosts also dive into the changing narrative around freelance.
[5:30] Kate points out some common shifts in how people work including the standard 9-5. As the businesses change their “rules” for work, freelancing will begin to emerge as a more common career path.
[8:15] A better way to think about freelancing is that you are running your own business. It’s not only the truth, but it also helps you better understand why freelance is such a valid career choice.
[10:15] Nicki gives a gentle reminder to ignore those around you who don’t understand freelance, and tell you it’s not an actual career. While these people usually mean well, they just don’t have the expertise in freelance to be able to speak truthfully about it.
[11:19] Remember, you don’t need to prove yourself to anyone! As long as you do the work to learn how to land clients and create
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About the Freelance Success Framework Limited Series Podcast
Let’s demystify how you can start and scale a wildly successful freelance business of your own! The Freelance Success Framework limited podcast series is 11 short, info-packed episodes that answer some of the most common freelancing questions, bust through the biggest myths, and prove that it’s 100% possible for YOU to make a great living as a freelancer.
Whether you want to freelance full-time, part-time, or as a side hustle—from your kitchen table or from a beach in Bali—the best place to get started is right here. Hosts Nicki Krawczyk and Kate Sitarz have a combined 30+ years of successful freelance experience, working with multi-billion-dollar companies, solopreneurs, and every size business in between.