Freelancing Can Be Your Gateway to Financial Freedom
Why You Should Become a Freelancer Right Now
By: Dr. Aron Mejias, MD.
We live in an ever-changing world. Nowadays there is not such a thing as a job’s stability or a way to guarantee you will receive steady earning and social benefits from your current or any future job. Furthermore, no matter how well-prepared you are, how many years of experience you have, your educational level, your excellent work, and the enormous profits you make for the company, you are not indispensable for any position. On the contrary, we all are disposable. Indeed, there is always someone in the world that can do the same task, or just a mediocre one, but good enough to keep the company running for a small fraction of your salary.
Working in an office, commuting, and meeting deadlines suck the life energy from every one of us. Free time is just a myth. Important to realize, we barely get some time to keep us in acceptable working conditions. As a matter of fact, we have become modern-day slaves. Consequently, we work to pay bills and most of us would be broken if we don’t receive income for just three months. the more we work, the more debts we get. As an illustration, most people will spend 35 to 50 years working for others. Very few of us will be lucky enough to become debt-free seniors citizen. On the negative side, those who will be financially successful might be sick and tired by that time. There is little joy in most people life.
Are You Happy with Your Current Job?
Why You Must Look for Extra Income
The not so promising future and the inability to reach a real balance between work and life can be a major motivation. In addition, the fact that our sons are raising by strangers, who surely don't have the same educational plan, love, patient, and values as you do. Not to mention, the need to follow policies you may disagree with, and the hypocritical work atmosphere. All of them, plus your personal reasons must be taken into consideration to decide that you must become a freelancer.
Looking for Jobs
How to Get Hire and Find Great Projects?
You must research about best freelancer portals on the internet, the best online sites to work by hours, etc. You will found numerous options. Initially, I recommend registered in free websites with secure payment policies only. Moreover, you must be careful with not delivering your work without securing the proper payment for it. Additionally, avoid those employers who are asking for free tests or free samples. Of course, you must be able to provide a portfolio for your potential employer consideration or a representative sample of your past projects. However, if you don’t have any past project or samples, you must make some to showcase your talent. By all means, you should provide a reference or any material for your potential employer evaluation.
As an illustration, In the first 6 weeks. I applied to hundreds of job’s post without any response. The employers didn’t even read my proposals. Thus, I offered my services for lower prices than my competitors did for the first 5 to 20 awarded projects in every portal. Luckily, after a couple of months, I receive more job’s proposals and interview invitations, than my time allows me to perform.
Have You Ever Done any Freelancer Job?
Working from Home
Work From Anywhere in the Planet
I do my freelance activity from my home during my free time. I start every month with a minimum financial goal. I usually reach the preset amount in the first week of the month. Therefore, I am more relaxed for the rest of the month. My freelancer’s services are English to Spanish translation, medical writing, and creative article writing. I have clients from every corner of the globe.
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Time Is Money
Who Can Be a Freelancer?
You may feel insecure about not having any particular talent or skill. You don’t worry about that; there are hundreds of unskilled jobs. You can start with some filling spreadsheets, organizing some necessary data, virtual assistant, answering emails, matching pictures with words, transcribing, etc. You can find any job you can imagine. Additionally, you can do some online courses. There are hundreds of free online courses to learn about Photoshop, MS Office, video editing, online writing labs, apps development, programming, etc.
Working as a freelancer is a fantastic way to earn money. Many freelancers make six figures salaries. Thanks to the internet, you can work from home or any place at any time during the year. In addition, you can track your current income. Therefore, you should stop complaining about your current assignment, or the way how your boss makes your life miserable. With this in mind, you need to start making time to do freelancer’s jobs. Of course, like almost anything in this life, you need to be patient and dedicate your effort to create an excellent reputation. You need to find the best place for your services and create a professional portfolio to show to your prospective employers. On the positives side, once you have a regular income and some savings from your freelancer’s tasks and a constant workload, you are free to quit your 8 to 5 formal work and pursue your dreams. I recommend you keep both positions for the longest you can to achieve your financial freedom faster.
You can free yourself from modern slavery. You can enjoy life and have time to share with your family. You can be creative, and explore the endless possibilities this world offers. Your own business and financial freedom are waiting for you, just around the corner.
What Is Your Perception of Freelancing?
Do you want to become a freelancer and increase your income?
Freelancing Is the Best Advice for Extra Money
My best advice is that you start intermediately sparing some time during the day, or during the weekends to do freelancer’s assignments. You should not wait until something terrible happen, or life challenges you. In fact, the best time to start looking for your financial freedom and a better lifestyle is right now. You have to make time for it while you are working full time or part-time. If you start looking for freelancer’s jobs while you have a secure payment, you will be more relaxed. In addition, you will have enough time to create a freelancer’s profile and build a good reputation without jeopardizing your financial situation. Taking advantages of the freelancing income while you have your personal expenses covered is the best way to approach it. Must be remembered, your reputation is paramount to get better offers, more projects, and more money.
© 2016 Dr Aron Mejias