Friday, July 1, 2011

The Birth Of The Wobbly Freelancer

Today is the official birth of our blog about breaking in and earning big in freelancing, social media business, writing and blogging. The goal is help those who like us believe strongly that we all can create the life we truly want to live.

This idea of Freelancing and creating a business and help others break into the industry has been growing steadily. I've been thinking long and hard, not to mention fantasizing about it constantly. I joined an online freelance community and got hired to do a bit of online data and forum entry work.

How many times have you played around with an idea and saying it out loud to see what others thought about it, and you just didn't do it?

Why? What held you back?

There will be tough times.

That's OK. There are peaks and valleys. We go in expecting to succeed, and expecting that the tough times will make us better, stronger, and propel us to even more success.

To succeed we have to be willing to pay the price of success. Failing has a price too. Learned that from the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki.

The good thing about Freelancing is, if you want to, you can just jump in and start now.
Here are a few things you may want to consider:

• Don't Quit Your Day Job Just Yet.
There are a lot of opportunities out there. I mean hey, being able to earn a living and work from home is an advantage. It's good to be realistic about things. Take it slow, do some planning, try doing Part-time Freelancing first.

Test the waters. What's good about starting out that way is you can choose the projects you work on and not worry about where to get the money to pay your bills at the end of the month. Doing Part-Time Freelancing gives you a feel of how it is to work on your own. Some people find out that they don't enjoy not having co-coworkers around or that they want to do something else.

• Research and Preparation
Learn all you can about Freelancing. I suggest checking out Blogs, articles about freelancing, checking out different websites. It's easy to jump into something and immediately just focus on what you can earn. Research the industry, the pay, how social media can help you in your Freelancing career. Learn all you can.

Not planning properly is planning to fail. One my favorite mentors for life transformations always said "You have all the resources you need in order to succeed." Learn the skills you need to succeed; you also get help knowing the experience of other Freelancers. I am constantly reading the comments posted on articles to find out what people did or what they felt in the process of growing their Freelance business and careers.

• Upgrade Your Life, Skills, and Take Charge of Your Personal Development.
Freelancing is about being independence. It's taking charge of your career, and being accountable for your success. You won't have a Boss breathing down your neck on the deadline. You won't have an accounting department that handles pay, and finances.

Constantly upgrading your skills and knowledge is an important part of your success strategy. When I started out I didn't have a twitter account. I didn't really see the need for it. I was wrong. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, having your own website helps.

Create a support network. Family, friends, with Like-Minded people who will be supportive of your dreams.

So if you've made up your mind that you want to be a freelancer, go ahead. Remember to keep your spirits up. :)

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