Never depend on a single income. Make investment to create a second source.
— Warren Buffett
The single biggest risk an adult takes today is the risk of relying on just one job, with one employer, for their sole income. As the COVID‐19 pandemic proved rather quickly, no matter how long you've been with a firm, they can fire or furlough you, or worse, let you go for your beliefs. Sticking around hoping that one day your boss is going to notice how hard you've been working for decades isn't reliable any longer. And honestly, that's a good thing for you—you're free.
As humans, we are multi‐dimensional creative beings with multiple interests. Elizabeth Gilbert put it best in her book Big Magic: “A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself” (Gilbert 2015, p. 12).
That's why you're going to get on more than one freelancing platform when starting out. There are countless different marketplaces available to you today, all with their pros and cons. Your preferences will be based on your personality, creativity, and the way in which you like to work with clients. Do you prefer shorter‐timed projects that come and go? Fiverr makes more sense. Do you prefer longer‐term projects that might require more interviewing in ...