For years before I started at Daily Planet Productions ltd. I was a freelancer. I had no boss and I was focused on perfecting my craft. Everyday I was learning and growing as a better designer, which as a freelancer is key; you need to become one of the best in your field otherwise no one is going to hire you. As a freelancer you have a sort of freedom to work and do whatever you want since there isn’t a long-term commitment to any one employer.
When I left Daily Planet Productions ltd. over a year ago I knew I could start freelancing again and jump right back into that world. Instead I wanted to build my own business; I wanted to build something that supported the craft. I knew I didn’t want to just be a freelancer forever. I wanted to manage and organize a team that creates amazing and profitable work. Gone is the idea of having no boss and instead I am the boss. That’s one of the big differences between being a freelancer and an entrepreneur, it’s less about you and more about what your team can do. You’re thinking bigger and taking more risks.
Although the lines blur at times and I take much of my experience as a freelancer and put that towards how LooseKeys runs, I no longer call myself a freelancer. I own and run my own business. Some days it feels like its a lot of risk but most of the time I notice the rewards.