Hello you wonderful people on YouTube!
It’s here. It’s done – a full 12 months – 365 days of freelance digital marketing.
Since putting this live, I’ve completed 2 years of freelancing! See what I’ve been up to here: https://youtu.be/B2aX98YMbUo
The last month has been great for 3 reasons. 1 I got to go to BrightonSEO – a fantastic digital marketing/SEO conference, then onto a fantastic event in London – EsquireSelfMade. Most importantly though, we’re on the cusp of launching a new verbal identity business – The Way With Words.
Looking back over the last year though what has freelancing life been like? In a word, different. The things which I thought would be most fun to work on were sometimes the least, some of the clients which I thought would be hardest to win were the easiest and so on. Many of my expectations were flipped.
However, has going freelance been worth it? Definitely. As a result of freelancing I’ve had more flexibility, more income – and the best thing of all? More opportunities. Without going freelance I wouldn’t have the chance to go and work in America. I wouldn’t have worked with the National Trust, been invited to give a talk at the Met Office. And I wouldn’t have been able to produce this vlog.
There have been downsides though – it’s not been 365 days of sunshine. There’s been periods where it’s been lonely and I’ve worked far harder than I have during any other job during my marketing career. The biggest challenge has been knowing the right direction to go in. There’s a lot of uncertainty – but as I go into my 2nd year of freelance digital marketing things are slowly becoming clearer.
Over the last year I’ve spoken with a huge number of people who are thinking of leaving their jobs and embarking on freelance careers of their own. So if you’re thinking of handing in your notice to go self-employed, then I’ve put together 12 things I learnt over the last year which will hopefully be of some use to you.
In the meantime I also wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has watched one of my videos, asked a question of subscribed to this channel in the last year. It means a lot. I’m going to be carrying on with the vlog but what’s going to happen in this second year of freelance digital marketing – who knows!
Thanks again – Dan.
For Learning – https://www.brightonseo.com/
For Inspiration – https://hearstlive.co.uk/esquireselfmade/
For Verbal Identity – https://www.thewaywithwords.co.uk/