Seasoned freelancer Marc Scheff talks 6 tips for getting started as an independent contractor with Freelancers Union team members Caitlin Pearce and Dan Lavoie. Hosted by General Assembly, this 55-minute video is full of knowledge gems for the newbie or would-be freelancer. It’s totally worth an extended lunch break!

The video goes beyond the nuts and bolts of crafting a freelance life and focuses on daily realities that often go unsaid in freelancing circles and can be shocking to a budding entrepreneur. Marc, Caitlin and Dan peel back the layers to uncover real-person challenges like how to treat yourself and your time like a business without losing touch with humanity.

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