I’m FT but my friend is offering me freelance projects. I’ve never worked outside the agency system. Do I say yes on principle even though I’m scared?

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Could be a good chance to learn the ropes of freelancing now, so it's an option for you in the future. Don't be scared—there's a freelancer bowl where people are happy to answer any questions you have. Enjoy ✌🏻

And don't just say yes—get the details, and if you have any questions, get answers here on Fishbowl first.

As long as it’s not for the same holding company and you’re good with time management, go for it.

Don’t mention it. Don’t post about it. Don’t talk about it.

(Do it on nights and weekends though, for sure)

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