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Freelancing sounds like the dream, but it takes a lot more than quitting your full-time job and ensconcing yourself at home. Are you ready to take on that sweet freelancing dream this year, or is more prep work in order to achieve that goal? Take this Kool Kanya quiz to find out if you’re ready!

Note: To take this quiz, simply keep a tally of all the times you want to answer a question with a “Yes”. The key to the quiz is at the bottom, so once you know how many affirmative answers you have, simply match the score to the category!

Do you currently work full-time?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Are you willing to give up the security of full-time employment?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Have you determined a niche path for your career?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Have you started building a portfolio, or have one already?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Do you have savings, or a savings plan, as a safety net?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Do you know how to submit your taxes?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Are you willing to network, network, network?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Have you written cold emails in the past two months?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Are you enamored by the idea of budgeting, and maintaining that budget?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Are you good at managing your time?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Are you ready to fight for your payments, and demand your dues?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Maybe

Answer Key

Did you get 7 points or more?

YAY! You are ready to take the plunge and become a freelancer!

Your professional life is finally at the stage where you can say goodbye to dragging yourself to office every single day. With a little effort, you can successfully transition from employee to freelancer! Here’s a guide to help you through the change!

Did you get between 4 and 6 points?

Hmmm… you aren’t completely ready yet.

You’re on your way, but you still have to get a few things in order before you make that switch. Figure out where you are lagging behind: Is it networking or time management? Do you need to make a better savings plan? Are you still carving out your path in your field? Then, tackle each concern one-by-one, and you’ll soon be well on your way!

Did you get less than 4 points?

Oh well! You still have a while to go.

You are just not at the right point in your career to make a change as drastic as this. There’s a lot to work on, and if you really want to pursue freelancing, then 2020 should be the year you tackle everything that’s holding you back! Here’s how you can do that.

Priyanka is a poet, a feminist, and an Ophelia conspiracy theorist. She can often be found yelling "Pray you, mark!" at rooms full of condescending men in positions of power. She believes that there is a tremendous dearth of tenderness in this world, and that we need to shift perspectives from acute compassion to chronic empathy. Trust her, she's learned that the hard way. She spends her life drinking coffee, playing with eyeshadow, and ricocheting between bawler and baller.

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