Before You Go Freelance (BYGF) isn’t about me.

It’s about YOU and your freelance journey.

BYGF is an ever-expanding resource of blog posts, podcast episodes, and relevant products created intentionally to help you… wait for it… go freelance!

This is the place to be if you’re:

thinking about going freelance or you’re a new-ish freelancer

craving a new way to earn a living (or side income!) -- on your own terms

longing to work around your life -- rather than live around your work

looking for guidance to get your freelance business started

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So, who’s behind BYGF?

Hi! I’m Laura, freelance writer and business coach to aspiring freelancers.

I’ve been where you are -- and fairly recently, too. In 2018, I quit my full-time job to go freelance.

Since then, I’ve built a business that supports my family and lets me live my desired lifestyle. (Looking at you Tuesday afternoon naps and impromptu vacation days!)

Want all the tea? Follow the links to learn what inspired me to go freelance, why I started my business over 300k in debt, and how freelancing literally saved me.

I’ve worked hard to get where I am. But I didn’t do it alone. I’ve gotten so much out of mentorship and coaching.

Now, it’s my turn to pay it forward.

Before You Go Freelance exists to limit your struggles and fast track your freelancing success. You’ll learn what it takes to make it as a freelancer -- and what pitfalls to avoid.

BYGF covers:

Freelancing Basics

Money Management

Client Acquisition


Business & Life Coordination

And so much more!

Ready to Start Learning?

I’ve happily provided personalized, actionable guidance to countless freelancers.

Want some guidance right now? Book a FREE freelance strategy session with me.

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