I fell off a freelance cliff, but built a parachute before I hit the ground.

Or, the danger of having too many eggs in one basket, and how to bounce back when that basket disappears.

The cliff

It stung.

I was terribly underprepared.

The free-fall

I started where I recommend all freelancers start: ultra-local.

It turns out it wasn’t that scary.

There was downtime.

And then opportunities started trickling in.

The rebound

This reversal of fortune took time.

I learned to never get that complacent again

It’s taught me a well-overdue lesson about staying proactive.

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I’m a UX/UI designer from Auckland, New Zealand. Writing about freelancing & business for indie designers & creatives at https://solowork.co

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