Sunday, August 23, 2015

Going Freelance

I had this idea of trying freelance work for the following reasons:

-To have a source of income, should I decide to quit my job/got fired/account closed and I don't have a new one lined up (extra cash too)
-To use it as as my platform for developing writing skills. I still haven't forgotten about that dream of having my work getting published.

So, it's been a month since I started setting up my online accounts. It's like job hunting all over again, but this time, I am working directly with clients. I am working from home. While it seems like a liberating feeling, it's not as easy as it seems. In fact I am having some second thoughts. But it's still worth trying. Here are some of my realizations:

-I need to market myself
-I need to identify all the skills I can put to good use
-I need to be patient as offers doesnt come often
-I need to take this seriously
-I need to set a time of how much I can do
-I need to find a workspace

Yep! the last one is very important. You cannot work on your bed, I guarantee that. So with all these things, I have set some guidelines for myself. And some kind of a deadline/trial period. Hopefully, something good will come out of this.

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