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The life of a freelancer is not for everyone. For one, insecure financial income comes with the job description and you must quickly learn to make sure your work pays all your bills.

Freelance journalist Andy Hirschfeld provides advice on how to make freelancing sustainable in his article for IJNet, drawing from his own experiences and those of other prolific freelancers.

It all starts from shifting your perspective, he writes, and not viewing freelance as temporary, a step down or anything else negative.

"I also stopped using the phrase, "outlets I freelance for." I refer to these outlets as my clients. This has placed more control in my hands, while also building self-confidence," the article reads.

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