From $100 to $3k/month...And Then I Realized I Was Permalancing...


“Just realized I’m permalancing and I hate it! How do I ‘quit’?”

Finding yourself in the world of permalancing can be unexpected. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, it can still come as a shock to find that your part-time gig has become a full-time drain.

What are the telltale signs that your freelance work has become permalancing?

And how do you leave?

In this episode of Successful Fashion Freelancer, we dive in with today’s guest Michelle Arrubla about her permalancing situation and how to be clear about those important work needs.

In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover:

  • Permalancing red flags
  • SFF courses plus cold-emailing = landing that big client!
  • Micromanaging in the workplace
  • People pleasing yourself (you should be number one)
  • Preparing for that tough work conversation
  • And more!

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About Michelle

Michelle Arrubla is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and a freelance technical designer in the early yet prosperous stages of her career. Aside from her technical design experience with children’s clothing, she also enjoys working on CAD projects and incorporating graphic design opportunities.

Loved this episode? Don’t miss Episode 121: How to be a Fashion Freelancer (if you don’t know anyone in the industry)!

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