If you are in a career and you have itchy feet, you are probably not alone. Most people feel that way from time-to-time, and many feel it constantly. Maybe you are yearning to do something more creative, or possibly you may feel as though your talents should be better served creating profits for yourself, rather than your bosses. There is a chance that you would also like to get a better work-life balance. Having to work a structured nine-to-five may mean that you barely get any time to yourself, and as such, you can’t enjoy life as you should. Is freelancing for you?
Freelancing may be the way forward for you. With an opportunity to use creativity and to be the keeper of your own destiny, you could see your way through to a more fruitful career working for yourself.
There are many career routes that you could take when it comes to freelancing. You may want to look at writing, design, photography, becoming a fitness instructor, or even managing social media services. The world is your oyster, and if you believe that you have the skills to make money from a niche, then you may want to explore these options.
Design Your Life
One profession that lends itself well to the life of a freelancer is that of a graphic designer. If you have a flair for design, you could earn money designing logos, creating branding for companies, or making flyers, album artwork, or posters. There are many individuals and businesses that need the services of a graphic designer, and being employed on a job-by-job basis is a great way of managing your workflow.
You will need some equipment to get yourself started, such as a high end CAD workstation, as well as photoshop and illustrator software. To gain work, you should look at signing up for several freelance service websites such as Fiverr that match you with people needing your services.
Write Your Destiny
The world needs words and if you can spin them, you may well get work crafting all kinds of written work. Pretty much every website that you go on will need writers to create something or other. From product listings to more in-depth sales content, your words could be used to sell. Then there are opportunities for bloggers and article writers. If you can inform, then there is work for you.
A lot of places do not require you to have any formal training in writing. However, you should have a good grasp of grammar and be able to create interesting and readable texts that are original and have some substance. Again, there are many websites, such as Freelancer that list jobs for writers.
As a freelancer you will need to be self-motivated as procrastination can ruin you. Setting yourself a routine and sticking to it will be key in ensuring that you make client deadlines. You will need to manage your workload and ensure you are taking on the right amount of work. If you’re already set on becoming a freelancer. You might like my previous post on how to value your time as a freelancer.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”– Helen Keller