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iamlost - 7:53 pm on Jun 8, 2004 (gmt 0)determine your current cost to your employer in both wages and benefits.
|I will definitely put it to my present employer that I could do some freelance work for them - I think it might actually benefit them more than the present situation. |
Work out the numbers before you jump. Knowledge comes from information. Make knowledgeable decisions, it lowers your stress level.
Prior to mentioning anything to your current employer do the following:
determine how much of your current work time is other than what you want to do freelancing.
determine benefits for your employer to hire you as a freelancer.
do all the other "get ready to be a business" stuff in the earlier posts - especially the business plan.
write up a presentation proposal for your employer.
practice your presentation before a critical friend - and rewrite as required.
jump in and eat the sharks!
Whatever you decide and what ever you do: All the best!
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