Anyone here successful pivot out of agency life into a freelance media/marketing consultant? If so, what’s your story? How long until you made your old salary while freelancing?

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Not freelancing but I worked at a consulting firm as a media consultant. I made the same salary as I did at my old agency position. I found consulting to be much slower (very project based) and work to be more siloed than at an agency. I ultimately missed the collaboration of the agency life and the constant innovation and updates. It was easy to not grow on the consulting side since most of the work was very basic (stuff a planner could do.) I ultimately came back to the agency world and I’m happier!

everyone I’ve seen do it has had an amazing network of both client and agency connections.

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