Hear how Gema went from secondary school teacher to TV host, channel announcer and voiceover, then self-styled her own direction as a craft blogger.
Includes: finding your specialism and not letting finances run the show.
Oh, and her dog.
Here’s some of the key takeaway points:
Being freelance is a lifestyle choice, not just a career, remember the great flexibility in your day
Try out a new 'career' on the side first without the pressure of having to bring in the money
Don't be scared to apply for things and make connections, you've got to put yourself out there
Find a specialism that you're genuinely passionate about, don't borrow somone else's
Success is however you choose to define it
Don't feel the pressure of finances, look to other cultures and you'll see not everyone is obsessed with owning houses and pension planning
Don't rely on one or two big clients, spread out your work
No one's 'job for life' is safe, the world owes you nothing, so do what you love
More from Gema:
That Girl Off The Telly (because no one can spell her names)
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