If you are going to be a freelancer, then you will be your own boss. You need to be persistent and consistent to whatever you have chosen to do, and do not give up easily. The beginning is always the hard bit.
Having a friend or a family member to help you and support you is always a good idea. Do not allow work though to overtake your life. It is quite easy to lose balance in life if you are either straggling or if you are quite successful. Always remember what the importnant things in life are, but do work very hard when you are running your own job.