BURO Academy: How to be a successful freelancer, by presenter, moderator and voiceover actor Audrey Lim

Freelancing hacks for the non-9-to-5-career

Text: Rachel Au

Video: BURO Singapore

If you're unsure whether to quit your 9-to-5 job for the world of freelancing, presenter, moderator and voiceover actor Audrey Lim details her expert insight and the steps to take


The thought of being your own boss, setting your own work hours, choosing the jobs you want to do—they all sound both tempting and promising. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are doubts, fears, and a lack of job (or rather cashflow) security. Being a successful freelancer or thriving in a gig economy isn't impossible but it's also not for everyone. If you've been considering it, take it from presenter, moderator and voiceover actor Audrey Lim, the guest speaker for today's BURO Academy episode on freelancing hacks.

"I would not recommend leaving your day job if you're not sure what you're going to do next, if you're not sure how to pay for yourself or your dependents, and if you don't know what would happen if that one stream of income dries up."

Trust her. She has over eight years of experience doing this, after all. Watch the video above as Audrey shares her expert insight on common pitfalls, the right steps to take for aspiring freelancers and more. Interestingly, all the previous episodes of BURO Academy applies too. Then again, we did say that this exclusive webinar series is all about self-improvement, featuring key personalities and industry experts and their bite-size tips, practical skills sets and crucial advice. This is the last episode for the month, but if you'd like more, feel free to let us know via email, Instagram or Facebook.

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