Liz Elcoate has a great article on her blog on her days of fear when she first started freelancing.
I love the picture below - it's from the article; and yes she's a designer. I think it does a great job of explaining those early days for most folks who go out on their own. It certainly describes how I felt. And how I still feel at times.
The good news for Liz is she's gotten past her fears and established her business. Key quote on the experience:
Freelance really is liberating, these have been the most exciting six months of my whole career and I don’t regret it for a moment.
The article's got lots of great advice on becoming a successful freelancer. Click here to read it.