It’s Time to ‘Myth Proof’ Your Idea of Freelancing
Freelancers are the ones who couldn’t find jobs and thus, took up whatever work they could take up. This atrocious myth is fast dissipating from the minds of people but still has a really long way to go.
Freelancing as a profession has always been blurry. While you might guess what a doctor’s life would be, you can’t guess much about freelancing unless you jump on the field and get your hands mud dirty. For plenty of you out there, maybe its the boulder of myths that is holding you back. Here is a comprehensive list of myths and the associated realty. Thank us later !
- You are a Freelancer! You got to be FREE!
Freelancers tend to get bullied a lot for this. Freelancers are supposed to have ample time in their lives, after all, they don’t have a demonic boss to feed on their time.
The Gospel Truth: A freelancer is mostly working for more number of hours a week just so that he/she can continue freelancing. The few initial months or years are always challenging as well as motivating for a freelancer and he/she strives to stretch the limits. There is no IN and OUT time. There are no biometric gates to make sure you were in office. But there is always a raging fire inside, pushing you to perform incessantly.
- It’s Everyone’s Cup of Tea
You might be the best performer at your corporate office. If you can handle a job, you can handle a freelance assignment.
The cup of reality: If lured by greater work-life balance associated with freelancing, you are thinking of ditching your job, you got to access your chances of excelling as a freelancer. Freelancing is an extremely challenging and gruelling platform. Also, since freelancing always carries a certain degree of uncertainty, it takes a certain kind of fearless and doughty personality to take it up.
- Freelancing is not a career! It’s a Wall!
We all need walls of support to lean back on. So when your boss gives you that ugly pink slip, freelancing is what you can lean back on. That’s how all the freelancers in the world were born.
The Wall Smashing Truth: There are professionals in the world who willingly quit their job for freelancing. Freelancing can be an option but mostly it’s a choice. Like there are dream jobs in the world, there are dream freelancing portfolios as well.
- All it takes is a cool and quirky website
You website can be your note churning machine. All you need to invest in, is a website.
Reality: The Web of ‘Truths’: Sure, you can go ahead a invest time and money on your website but please understand that your website is only one aspect of your freelancing career that can take care of SEO, traffic as well as give a digital presence to your idea. It can’t be you HR, marketer, salesperson, business head and CEO. All that, you need to be yourself.
- It’s FREElancing
Getting work done from a freelancer is the cheapest option. Freelancers don’t have much choice, so they are going to accept whatever you offer.
A free dose of reality: Freelancers are often highly sought after professionals at par with industry standards. Freelancers are passionate for their work and deserve to get paid accordingly.
More power to freelancers! More respect for freelancers!
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