No one prepares you for the peaks and troughs of working for yourself. You can have a mad high one minute, and a soul-destroying low the next.
I had a call from a potential client last week, which was very exciting as
1) it’s actually a company my mum has heard of
2) they found me purely through social media which is always lovely to hear.
I managed to finish the call without squeeing down the phone to them, and settled on jumping up and down like a mad thing in the street for a bit. I’m such a professional.
I’ve sent them some costs and it’s all gone quiet. As it does sometimes. You can have plates spinning everywhere, work coming out of your ears, enquiries for projects and you’re not sure how you are going to do it all in the time you have and arrghhhhhh…..
Or you can be ticking along with your regular work, and all of a sudden maybe you lose a client, or two clients, and it all gets a bit scary and you’re thinking about updating your CV again and getting on LinkedIn to find a ‘proper job’.
And such is your freelance life. I’m very lucky to have some wonderful regular clients and what I hope to be a very active imagination which predicts doom whenever I’m doing my billing and contemplating how little make up I can buy with it this month.
All you can do is trust in the work you are doing (and finding leads through social media marketing is the embodiment of this), the connections you are making, and that the make up you buy in your good months will see you through the low months (just kidding – insert your own stuff about saving money here).
If you’d like to make an enquiry, and I will squee down the phone to you if you mention this blog, contact me today!
Freelance Marketing Consultant, especially that Social Media stuff.