10 lessons every freelancer should learn

There are many reasons why people choose to ditch a full-time job to go freelance. The opportunity to be your own boss, for example, and a desire to work on a variety of different projects. Then there's the flexibility of working whenever and wherever you want (although it's both a blessing and a curse). And, of course, there's always the prospect of earning a bigger income.

There are thousands of freelancers working in the UK, and the best advice a freelancer can get often comes from those designers and illustrators who've 'been there, done that' - because they've learnt valuable lessons along the way.

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