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Tips for Expanding to Full-Time Freelancing in the New Year

Are you pondering the idea of taking your freelance career to the next level in 2010? For many, this means going full-time. Although you may think that this is nothing more than a dream, every year many people turn this into reality. There are many things you can do to better your chance of becoming a full-time freelancer in the new year.

Here are a few tips that should get your mind right, if nothing else:

1. Start thinking like a business owner. When you decide to become a full-time freelancer you are deciding to take your entire career into your own hands. For this reason you need to have the mindset of a successful business owner. This means taking your job seriously down to every last detail, no matter how big or small.

2. Find a mentor. This is something that I strongly believe in. If you want to become a full-time web designer, find somebody who already owns a firm and ask them for help. You may be surprised at how many people are willing to help you chase down your dream. With the right mentor in place you will find a smooth transition much more likely.

3. Jump in and believe in yourself. Month after month, year after year, people think about going full-time. But the question still remains: when are you going to take a leap of faith and test the waters? There is always going to be some level of stress involved with changing careers. Until you give full-time freelancing a try you will never know for sure if you can make it.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. Obviously, there is a lot more that goes into expanding your freelance career. If 2010 is the year that you are going to move into a full-time capacity, try to follow the above tips.

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