Is There a “Right Time” to Start Freelancing? Here Are Some Signals

Know when it’s time to leave your 9–5 job.

Anna Burgess Yang
5 min readSep 1, 2023

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“When is the right time to begin freelancing?” is a lot like asking “When is the right time to buy a house?” or “When is the right time to have a baby?”

There’s never a perfect time.

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Anna Burgess Yang

Freelance Writer. Practical Tips for Solopreneurs. Career pivots are fun. 🎉 https://start.annabyang.com/