Quit Job and become a Freelancer:
More and more people today are thinking about going freelance or working on their own. Even though working as a freelancer seems appealing because you can set your own hours, many people don’t think deeply about it. You need to know a lot about it before you quit your job and become a freelancer. Many people have thought about this at some point while they were working, especially those in the technology and copywriting industries. People say that going freelance is easy, but it’s not. There are pros and cons to it. In this blog, I’d like to help you decide if you should quit your 9-to-5 job and go full-time as a freelancer.
Before you decide to work as a freelancer, you should ask yourself the following questions:
1.Are you happy with the job you have?
Before you decide to become a freelancer, one important question you should ask yourself is how happy you are with your current job. Most people think about freelancing when they don’t like their current job because of the type of work they do, work pressure, or because they don’t like being told what to do. You need to figure out how happy you are with your job. If you’re happy with your job, there’s no reason to work as a freelancer. If you make a decision too quickly, it will be hard to work in the new role later on.
Also, you should keep in mind that as a freelancer, you won’t get the benefits you get as an employee of a company, and it’s not a given that you’ll get more work after you finish one project for a client. There will always be some doubt about getting a new job after the current one is done.
On the other hand, if you work as a freelancer, you can choose when and where you want to work (from home or anywhere else), how much time you want to spend, and whom you want to work.
2.Do you like making your own decisions?
When you work as a freelancer, you have to decide on your own how you want to work and how much time you want to spend on a task. If you have a job now, your boss or other people on your team make a lot of the decisions about work. As a freelancer, you will be your own boss and make your own decisions. Also, keep in mind that you will only be responsible for the results of the choices you make. Many people decide to work on their own because they want to make their own decisions and don’t have to listen to someone they don’t like (yes, I am referring to your Boss here). As a freelancer, you can choose how much work you want to do and how much money you want to charge your clients.
3.Do you know enough to be able to work alone?
Freelancers need to know a lot about the technology they want to work with and the business they want to work in. Not only does having good knowledge help you show your worth to clients, but it also helps you show your worth in the industry and in your network. This will help you move up in your career because happy clients will tell others about you and people in your network and industry will see you as an expert. A freelancer would be better off if they had a certification in that technology or industry.
4.Do you know a lot of people in that field?
This is not the only thing to think about, but it is important. Even if you know a lot about your field and have the right skills, it can be hard to get started in an industry where no one knows you. This is because you have to prove your knowledge and skills before people will notice you and refer you, and this takes time. If you already have a good social network, you can use it to get work contracts, show what you can do, and build on that.
5.Do you know how to talk to people well?
To present yourself and your work well in the business world of today, you need to have good communication skills. Good communication skills are a big plus because they help you talk to clients and other people in a clear way. If you’re not good at these things, it’s not hard to learn them if you put in the time. There are a lot of ways to learn these skills, both online and off.
6.Are you able to get yourself excited enough to push yourself toward a goal?
Since you won’t have a boss telling you what to do, you have to be motivated enough to work on your own. You need to be self-motivated to contact potential clients, network with others in your industry and in the technology you are currently working on, work efficiently toward a goal, and keep track of all the tasks that come with freelancing, like accounting, marketing , Etc.
7.Do you promise to meet due dates?
As I’ve already said, being a freelancer isn’t easy because you sometimes have to work quickly to meet the deadlines of the work you’ve agreed to do for clients. You might get stuck in your work and need help from other people and people you know through your network. You need to have good discipline when it comes to organizing things and the way you work. If you don’t, you won’t be able to meet deadlines, you won’t be able to do good work, and you’ll lose credibility with your clients.
Taking these things into account If you agree with most of the points and feel good about them, you are ready to work on your own. Best wishes.
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I work as a technology consultant in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In my blog Bizknowledge.net [http://www.bizknowledge.net/] I share the powerful, useful, and easy-to-use knowledge I’ve picked up over the course of my career and life. My blog has a lot of helpful articles and tips about blogging, marketing, and business.