On the Creative Freelancer Conference LinkedIn Group, one ready-to-be freelancer wonders if now is the right time. In other words, is it smart to be getting started as freelancer in a slow economy?
“I’m an experienced, part-time freelance graphic designer scheming to make it a full-time small business, but I’m concerned about leaving my secure, full-time GD/AD job while the economy is still in dubious shape. Some say a slow economy is good for freelancers/small businesses, others tell me to “hang on to my job with both hands.” I am curious to hear from folks who are currently running a freelance/small business – has the economic downturn affected you, and what would you advise a gal like me to do? Wait it out? Take the plunge? “
What do you think? Comment here on the blog or on the LinkedIn discussion.