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Too afraid to break out and become a cultural consultant or start your own arts business? Katy Cowan dispels some of the more common fears.

"You shouldn’t be afraid to work for yourself", says Katy Cowan. 

It's laughable the amount of times I've heard people say to me: "I wish I had the guts like you to go freelance!" These people are usually employed by someone else and are stuck in jobs they don't enjoy, dreaming of the day they can start their own business.

So what's stopping them? Well there are plenty of reasons: they might be afraid of the unknown; they might lack confidence and think they're not good enough; they could prefer the job security of their present full-time position, thinking that freelancing is far too risky.

If you're stuck in a job you don't like and want to work for yourself, what's keeping you from living the dream? Are you making similar excuses? Are you too afraid to break out and start your own business? Well, it's time to stop procrastinating and start making a name for yourself. Here are the top eight fears of going freelance and why you shouldn't be afraid to work for yourself.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/jan/05/reasons-to-go-freelance