The benefits of a freelancing career are seemingly endless: You get to be your own boss, you get to work in a field that you love or that you are great at (ideally both), and, with enough work, you can make a great living wage from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection). According to a 2015 report in The Atlantic, not only are more than 50 million people in the United States alone making at least some of their income from freelancing, many of those people report being happier because of “freedom, choice, and flexibility.” Additionally, 1.4 million British freelancers work across all sectors. The majority of the freelancers surveyed also reported making more money in their new “solopreneur” ventures than they did in their previous jobs. But freelancing isn’t easy. There are plenty of potential pitfalls that any budding freelancer should be aware of and should be prepared for.