How to make the leap to freelance and find freedom & fulfilment

In part two of our inspiring individual’s interview with Hannah Martin, Co-founder of The Talented Ladies Club, Hannah shares her top tips on how to become a successful freelancer.


  • Look at the situation realistically – do your research and create a plan of action and then just do it! Generally I’d say that if you’ve got the confidence to make the leap to freelance, you’ve got the right personality to make it work.
  • It’s not always easy in the beginning – you need to find clients and develop new skills, but it’s definitely worth it if you want more freedom and flexibility in your life.
  • Freelance can sometimes be feast and famine… you may be stacked with work for a month and then have nothing the next. So learn to save and don’t lose your nerve if it goes quiet! Instead use your down time to grow your client base. 
  • Learn as much as you can about freelancing. There’s lots of great advice on line (on our site and others) about finding and managing clients etc. The more you know, the smoother your freelancing journey will be.
  • Sort your finances from the start. My first year of freelancing was by far my most lucrative (when I was working full time in London) but as I hadn’t hired an accountant I got stung on tax! So get advice on the best financial set-up before you launch.
  • Network as much as you can. Contacts are everything when you’re a freelancer (most of my work comes from word of mouth) so make sure you have a great online and offline presence and let people know you exist. A LinkedIn profile and a small website will repay any effort and cost.
  • Identify your target market and benefit to them. Be clear about who most needs your services and what problem you solve for them. It will help you to write more compelling emails and promotional copy and convince the right clients to hire you over someone else.


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