Många goda frilansråd kommer från London, till exempel dessa från journalism.co.uk. Texten avslutas så här – NB under rubriken "kulturchock"! – :
...a health warning: freelance journalism is extremely tough. Freelancing requires a certain aptitude, and it will not suit everyone. If you like a regular wage and paid holidays – think again!Hoppas ingen tror att jag försöker avskräcka någon från att testa! För frilansjournalister är det nog egentligen mest bra om det blir fler frilansjournalister på marknaden.
Working freelance means learning to live with uncertainty, said Mr Evans, even though a staff job is not necessarily more secure. Freelancing can lead to psychological strain because of the constant deadlines, money worries and the pressure of having to perform consistently at your best when interviewing and writing. Stress was also a huge factor in the findings of a union survey last year into the well-being of freelancers.
"You can't make freelancing like a staff job," he said.
"The worst thing would be to do it because you're forced into it. You must enjoy it or it will be hell on earth."