Here are 3 reasons you should become a freelancer in 2020, from the essential to the more fun stuff, this is Part 1 of our anthology to becoming the best freelancer you can be.
According to numerous studies, around 83% of young workers would accept an inferior salary in order to become a freelancer. Is it maybe because nowadays the “safe choice” of being an employee is not that safe? minimum salary, not being protected in the workplace and low salaries are just some of the reasons why people are deciding to go freelance.
The last research published by Freelancers Union calculated that in 2027 being a freelancer will become the dominant trend.
Here we will give you 3 tips to become a freelancer in 2020 and avoid the most common mistakes.
First of all…
- Take your time!
If you become a freelancer you will face a lot of clients and plenty of requests from them.
Learning how to organize your time is fundamental. You have to know how much time you need to dedicate to your clients and to develop your projects without forgetting you also need time for yourself. It’s really important to focus on finding the perfect balance that will allow you to dedicate the right time to spend with your family, friends, partner, or just allow yourself to have a day where you recharge your batteries; put the work to one side and dedicate it to your hobbies.
Have you ever dreamt of working from your favourite place in the world? Working from a balcony in Lisbon, from a beach in the Bahamas or from a rooftop in Manhattan?
2 Work from your dream workplace.
Have you spent your whole life dreaming of working from home in your PJs? Well… if you are a freelancer, you can! Being a freelancer doesn’t mean just working from home however, but it does mean working from anywhere you like. This freedom gives you the possibility to enjoy your work environment to the fullest and be less stressed.
It even allows you to be more creative, in fact, for example, working in a coworking space gives you the possibility to interact with other creatives like you, and always think outside the box.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Last but absolutely not least..
- ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE DOING WHILE YOU ARE DOING IT! Confucius said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Well I don’t think this is exactly the truth, if you will find a job that you love you will still work every day of your life but with a great dose of optimism, energy and enthusiasm. What are you waiting for? Become a Freelancer now! You can sign up and create your profile on The Freelance Finder for free and already start uploading your portfolio, CV, profile pic and your work. Start showcasing your talent and get working.
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