Going freelance means taking a leap. For creative freelancer Olly Browning, 22, the most important thing is having conviction in your work and believing in yourself. “As a freelancer, you’re really vulnerable. You’re putting a price on yourself. The leap is having faith in that price,” he says.
Not many 22-year-olds have the confidence or the skills to go freelance, but Olly has five years experience in the industry. When he finished school in 2014, he went straight into job at a marketing and advertising agency in Guernsey, where he grew up. He later moved to work for a creative agency in London. Last year he felt ready to set up his own creative agency, Mighty Oak. “I felt like I was a Jack of all trades, master of none - I could do a bit of design, video editing, campaign ideas, copy,” he says. “But then I thought, maybe that’s a service?”