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Freelancing for beginners

Kickstart your freelance career with this guide

Deciding whether or not to start freelancing is a difficult decision. Many spend months teetering on the edge, not fulfilled with their current work life, but also not confident enough to quit their full time job. Others may have already made the leap, but started off badly, whilst some may have been forced into freelancing through redundancy or firing.

Whichever stage you’re at, the world of freelancing is full of uncertainties. But once you’ve mastered it, freelancing can be the best way to work in the world, giving you the freedom and flexibility to do what you love, whilst living life to the full.

This guide will help you to look at the situation objectively, giving practical tips and advice on how to succeed as a freelancing newbie.

 Crunch is great value for money, with a dedicated team that is always willing to help and no extra charges for the amount of time you spend picking their brains on the phone.” – Daniel Sweeney, Northforge Ltd


Freelancing for beginners

by Nick Chowdrey

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What you’ll learn

  • How to decide whether or not to start freelancing
  • Tips and resources for finding work
  • What your legal rights are as a freelancer
  • How to manage your clients and get paid on time
  • How to adapt to a new way of working


  • Is freelancing right for you?
  • Backup plan
  • Finding work
  • Freelance lifestyle
  • Financial & legal decisions
  • Getting motivated
  • Separating work & life
  • Managing clients
  • The long-term
  • The choice is yours