It’s scary leaving a full-time job to start freelancing or consulting.
Someone asked me recently how I overcame my fear when I made the leap.
My answer? I did freelancing on nights and weekends, saved as much as possible, and designed my business for recurring revenue.
It’s hard to survive as a new freelancer or consultant without cash in the bank and some predictable revenue.
Hell, it’s hard to run even a mature freelance or consulting business without recurring revenue.
You need money to give you peace of mind and time to build the business properly. And it does take time.
Nobody hires a desperate consultant.
No matter what, it’s going to be scary to go all-in on self-employment. And it won’t be easy to juggle a full-time job while doing freelance/consulting work on the side.
But this approach is a lot less risky than building your wings after you jump.
Build your wings before you jump