Go freelance without quitting your day job!

1. Differentiate
If you're working in a creative company already, make sure you don't go into competition with your employers; you'll be shown the door quicker than you can say 'anti-competitive clause'.

2. Be honest
The most critical element of freelancing is to be honest with both clients and employers. Make sure your manager knows you're setting up shop, and don't ever 'borrow' work, contacts or pitch documents from your employer. This could be seen as corporate theft.

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