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Lyubomir Georgiev

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Lyubomir Georgiev

ActorSofia, Bulgaria
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  • “You just need to be brave and start” — wise words for the new freelancerThis content was originally published at: https://medium.com/@freeagentapp/you-just-need-to-be-brave-and-start-wise-words-for-the-new-freelancer-f00b0fa791b8 The UK freelance community is big and it’s getting bigger — recent government statistics show that 4.79 million people (15.1% of all the people in work) are now self-employed and this figure is likely to further grow this year. If you’ve been in the freelancing game for a while it can be easy to forget that becoming your own boss can be pretty daunting. At FreeAgent we know that the freelancing community are a supportive, helpful and collaborative bunch, so for Small Business Advice Week (5–11 September) we surveyed freelancers and small business owners to ask ‘What do you wish you’d known when you started freelancing?’. Here are some of the results… Getting started “You don’t have to know everything before getting started. You just need to be brave and start.” Onder, digital marketer “It took about 12 months before I got my head round being my own boss. One friend who took the plunge into his own business described it as “rewiring your brain to work for yourself”. When it finally happened it was a wonderful sense of relief and freedom, before that “rewiring” it was a constant worry!” Ian, software testing services “Bank on not being paid for at least 90 days so have a cash buffer to start with if you can.” Mark, B2B marketer “Keep overheads as low as possible to start with. Every penny you have in overheads is coming out from your gross income before you get paid.”  Matt, IT and digital marketing consultant