There are many ways to achieve the switch from your full-time job to freelancing. For me, it was a gradual, steady build that started with me working at night and weekends (sometimes called “moonlighting”), eventually leaving my full-time job for a part-time job (touring in a band) while increasing my freelancing hours, and ultimately having the freelance business be my full-time income.

Every freelancer has their own story and they’re fascinating to hear.  I LOVE hearing stories of how folks broke out of their 8-5 job and broke into web. I can’t wait to hear your story.

I’d like to share a design podcast I follow called “The Honest Designers Show”.  In this particular episode, they each (there are 4 of them) talk about their transition from their full-time job into freelancing.  Just click the image… Enjoy! =)

John Wooten

Technical Instructor

John is owner of Artillery. Frustrated with his 8-5 job, he started Artillery and began freelancing at night and on the weekends. Freelancing allowed John to tour full-time in a band for several years. Learn more about John