So you’ve made the jump – you’re a freelance musician! We all know how great freelancing is but, as with any career, it’s not without its fair share of hurdles. You’re probably no doubt raring to get on stage but first, let’s explore what you could be up against when it comes to performing – in particular, venues.
One of the biggest difficulties any freelancer faces is finding people to work with. And when you’re a musician, that’ll most likely be a venue.
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Leaving your desk job for the free reign of a freelance graphic design career is the dream for many – but without any direction it’s difficult to get started. So, without further ado, here are some tips on how to get your foot in freelancing’s door – with a little advice from those who’ve been in your shoes.
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Let’s not beat around the bush – freelancing can be scary. Sticking it out on your own isn’t always the walk in the park you’d hoped it would be. Without the protection of a company behind you at all times, it might be worth covering your own back if things go pear-shaped. That's where insurance comes in.
So you’re a musician looking to get your first bit of paid work – great! For those who want a bit more freedom with their schedules and love performing, freelancing may be the best option. There are a few avenues you can go down – but whatever you’re looking to get into, there are a few tricks you should know before taking the plunge.