Here’s a good post worth looking at. It works the same with smaller outfits too. From the site:
One of the things about being a freelance worker is that it is so free.
This can be a tremendously liberating thing, but it can also be intimidating, and confusing, and difficult. Without someone forcing you to work, why should you? It’s much easier to find distractions instead. And if everything’s up to you, that also means you’re responsible for everything” from start to finish. And that can be tough, especially when you’re just starting out.
The key, I’ve found, is to develop certain habits that will keep you not only disciplined but successful. Simple habits, to be sure, but ones that can go a long way towards taking you from a broke freelancer to a happy and productive one.