1.1] Introduction

This beginning section is concerned with the most important question – why are you aspiring to be a freelancer? From that you'll dive into what your vision of being a successful freelancer is; and begin mapping your path towards that from where you are now. By knowing where you want to be in the future, it'll allow you to focus on what matters in the current moment and will give you the energy to pull through the difficult moments that will happen on your Freelancer journey.

First though, we'll take a brief look at the reality of life as a freelancer – away from the overly positive images most of us have in our heads. And we'll frame the different types of freelancing that you could do, to expand your perspectives of what's possible and help you realise what you don't want to do; which is just as important as knowing what type of freelancer you do want to be.