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For those of you who left a FT job to start freelancing, how long did it take you to land your first gig? How much time off between gigs do you consider too much?

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My first year was tough, probably only had two gigs 6mo total about 2 months apart. Now, I think I’ve gone back to back or had contract extensions all year. It really ebbs and flows!

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Took 3 months. And it came from a former co-worker. Would’ve taken way longer if I was relying on cold emails.

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Longest 4 weeks of my life. But after I got that first gig I didn’t go longer than 2 weeks without booking this whole year. It’s a nail biter, but take the plunge. The waters fine :)

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5 weeks

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