How to go freelance(medium.com)

over 7 years ago from Rik Lomas, Freelancer

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 7 years ago

    great write up. question though: you're full-time on a product now, what made you stop working for clients?

    0 points
    • Rik LomasRik Lomas, over 7 years ago

      Honest answer is that I felt I could do more to improve people's lives by working on something I was full invested in and believe in. Being a founder of a start-up means that you can shape something that could help someone in even a small way.

      It was a massively difficult decision to go all in on starting a start-up and lose some great clients. Luckily we all managed a good transition between the two.

      I felt like the 3 years freelancing was almost an apprenticeship for being a start-up founder. If I'd started something like Steer back in 2010, it probably would have failed by now.

      3 points