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I haven’t done the later of your question but I jumped to freelance about 5 months ago and have had no shortage of clients, projects and opportunities. I’m on track to make more than I did at my agency annually. If you’re super valuable to that client team I’d say might as well ask to contract “as a buffer” until they find a more long term replacement. I will say in my limited freelance experience I’ve contracted for two agencies (neither of which I worked for previously) and they are my least favorite work. Everyone wants you to act like you work 9-5, use their email and processes which to mean defeats the purpose of freelancing. But I have lots of friends/ former colleagues who enjoy contracting with agencies too! Good luck!!!

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