Know How You Work Best
One of the most common questions I get is, "how do you get anything done?" Between school and more typical full-time jobs, we're all pretty used to being told what to do, as well as how and when to do it. With freelancing, this all goes out the window — you'll need to be completely self-motivated, something that can seem daunting for those who haven’t done this type of work before. But motivating and regulating yourself is far easier when it's work that you want to do and feels different when it's according to your own system of organization and scheduling. Don't work well in the mornings? Sleep in and work late. More auditory than visual? Leave yourself voice notes. Sick? Take a day off and work extra hard when you're better. Find a system that suits you, and you won't feel like it's a burden.