1.1 Setting Up: Is this for you?

1.1 Setting Up: Is this for you?

Welcome to The Young & Viral. We are the collaborators of those ‘all-important’ experiences of the wondrous successes to the not so fortunate fails of being your own boss. Trust us, we’ve been there done it and got the T-shirt. Our aim is not to convince you or to scare you off becoming a freelancer - but we simply want to help you along with one of the biggest decisions you will ever take in your career.

Welcome to The Young & Viral. We are the collaborators of those ‘all-important’ experiences of the wondrous successes to the not so fortunate fails of being your own boss. Trust us, we’ve been there done it and got the T-shirt. Our aim is not to convince you or to scare you off becoming a freelancer - but we simply want to help you along with one of the biggest decisions you will ever take in your career. 

Becoming a freelancer or engaging in more information on being one can be daunting – most people are negative towards working for yourself, mentioning the lack of financial security to the potential struggle searching for your next paycheck, but as with most things, there is always a silver lining and with being a freelancer there is a whole Aladdin’s cave of gold to be found. This series of blog posts contains inspiring material to help you understand the pros and cons of becoming a freelancer (without the boring bits of course!).

Just like Freddie Mercury who broke free from housework - you can also break the 9-5 cycle of dreaded demands from your boss and listening to dear old Betty about her 9th grandchild’s toothache updates. Going solo is for the brave, the strong and the fiercely independent who break down boundaries, understand the importance of quality over quantity and whose personality is fuelled by persistence. However, this lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and if you’re reading this (by dimming your screen so your boss can’t see what you're reading) then don’t feel scared - our aim is to help you build your confidence and to participate in your consideration for becoming a ‘solo artist!’. This is a life changing decision so taking as much time and doing as much research as you need is vital during the process. 

There are hundreds of things to know before putting yourself in the solo spotlight, so we have delegated 12 sections of beneficial elements for your convenience (as your time will soon be money). You first need to work out if this is the right solution for you, so read through what we have put together about becoming your own boss and let us show you that this lifestyle is an absolute game changer.