Many people does micro jobs as a sidekick to their full time job.  They love the side job and want to eventually turn the freelancing into full time and quit the full time job one day. 

How do you transition yourself from an employee to a full time freelancer?

The best way to transition is gradually. Moving from full-time work to freelancing is a big decision, and you want to make sure it’s the right thing for you. Here are a few things that we recommend doing:

  • Research. Learn everything you can about freelancing before you start. What skill will you focus on? How can you find jobs? What niches might work for you? You’ll learn a lot as you work, but knowing what to expect before you start will give you a huge advantage.
  • Save. Don’t quit your job until you have enough savings to keep you going for a few months. Freelancing can be very financially unstable, especially at the beginning. Make sure you have enough money ready so you can still pay rent if your freelance business doesn’t start as well as you’d hoped.
  • Start off with a side hustle. Do some freelancing in the evenings and weekends before committing to it full time. This will allow you to figure out if it’s really what you want to do. It’ll also mean that when you do commit full-time, you already have some clients.
  • Build a database of contacts and note resources that add to your business. 

Not all businesses are exactly alike and thrive at different rates. You will know when to transition, when you are feeling relaxed and feeling the joy of freedom both in being your own boss and financially free.