Become a Successful Freelancer, before you quit your job
If you are reading these words you already know the disadvantage and advantages of being a freelancer! if you have not read it, still going on time, you can read about it here!
With the emergence of the gig economy, freelancing has never been hotter. In fact, it’s estimated that freelancers will comprise roughly 40 percent of the American workforce by 2020 and according to The Guardian, ⅓ of employees think that by 2036, the daily commute will be a thing of the past. Work-life balance is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As crazy as these numbers sound, they’re also encouraging if you’ve been dreaming about leaving your day job to become a freelancer and start your own business. In short, the dream is real, and many others have done it before you.
But quitting your day job is not an easy thing to pull the trigger on. You’ll be throwing away your security blanket, and that is a scary thing to do. I don’t suggest you quit your day job and then start freelancing. Seriously, don’t do that. It all depends on how well you plan the transition, some people take a few months, others a few years!
So the good news is that you can start freelancing, today while you still have your job and i will tell you the best 8 freelancer job sites you can get and find your independence path
How do I Start?
First and most important find your : why! This needs to be your north star. It’s the thing that won’t let you quit when things get tough (and I assure you, they will).
What are you good at? Think skills: multi-tasking, organizing, writing, drawing, photographing, etc
Will someone pays you for it? If there are already successful freelancers in this niche, then you have your answer. If not, this is when you need to research.
What do you enjoy doing? It could be a hobby or skills related. Something that you will happily do all day long.
ATTENTION: If you are not fluent in English use the search bar on the sites below and write the language you master, you will be amazed at the amount of opportunities in your language!
FlexJobs has over 50 career categories, with jobs ranging from freelance to full-time, entry-level to executive. They screen the jobs before posting, so you don’t have to dig through shady opportunities.
With the catchy subtag “Office not required,” this site is sure to host remote opportunities at some of the hottest tech companies, and it´s for free!
WorkingNomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs right to your inbox. Choose daily or weekly emails to make the remote job search come to you.
Remote is a weekly newsletter for remote workers, as well as a job board featuring positions in Engineering, Marketing, Product, Support, Sales, and Human Resources.
Instead of focusing on contract jobs, Staff.com features primarily long-term telecommuting jobs in a range of industries from customer success to programming. Choose to work either 80 hours a month (part-time) or 160 hours a month (full-time), and the site recruiters start matching you with employers!
Remember: you may be working evenings and weekends, but you’ll know that it’s not in vain. That soon, you’ll be able to hand in your notice and work on your freelance business full time, and you have more quality time for the things you love the most!
And every time you feel like maybe this path isn’t for you, that may be a day job is the right job, come back to this post and look up all the changes featured in this post.
So many people do it and are successful. So can you.
If you are still struggling to decide what services you should sell, or what skills you could improve and where to get them you can send me a request and I´ll send you a PDF for free with detailed information about courses and how to figure out what you can be as a freelancer, especially if you have many skills and you can’t decide just one!
What if you just want to make some extra income with your free time? What if you could make money with your hobby? For example: Have you ever imagined receiving people at home, cooking for them and being well paid For that? please read the next blog post coming soon about this subject