4 Violent Truths about Freelancing Jobs – Part 1
Have you ever imagined of being a stay-at-home mom? Or have you ever imagined of what it takes to be a stay-at-home?
With ant doubt, it is a fact that this kind of lifestyle is not the best that one can enjoy living because of the commitments involved leading to strenuous chores which keep you ever busy.
This analogy can give you a deeper insight of what freelancing is all about. Never be misled of people’s misconceived ideas about leading a leisured lifestyle where freedom and easily earned money is the order of the day in freelancing.
Freelancing and stay-at-home lifestyles are the busiest and most demanding kinds of lifestyles that one can ever imagine leading.
Once you decide to take freelancing as a career option, you must be ready to withstand all kinds of criticism from your friends and family members who may not be fully aware of any real facts concerning freelancing.
Here are four violent truths about Freelancing that you ought to be well acquainted with before going too far with your ambition.
i. Freelancing is only for the hard working.
Are you lazy and wish to be strongly lured from your comfort zone in order to work? If yes, then this is not meant for you.
Freelancing takes all your time including weekends in order to have things done in time and according to clients’ requirements.
Successful freelancers sacrifice their time and leave their most agent errands unattended in order to be successful.
Programs like Navarro’s 30 Hours a day have succeeding because its writers have given their best in terms of service and sacrificing their sleep, comfort, leisure, errands and many other things which needed done.
ii. Freelancing is exceedingly hard work
The largely believed theory about writing about what you like most is not always the case.
People think because you like a particular niche then you will ever be writing on “how” articles and other easy to manipulate contents.
In some instances, you will be given a task of writing something uninteresting, equivocal or asked to do a comparison of gadgets and other boring stuff that will make you do a lot concerning the technology and other things which you might have not thought of.
In some instances, it may be fun doing what you real know how to do but in most times, it is tedious work because you will be doing of marketing.
Doing this tedious exercise for 50 hours a week may be demoralizing and heartbreaking. Those owning their web blogs may find it much easier but; nothing comes easily because you will have to toil for any success.
The only way to be safe is to work extra harder and build a decent client base and avoids some of the strenuous jobs.
iii. Freelancers are vulnerable to jerks than anyone else.
As a freelancer, you will require to exercise perseverance and be ready to take risks because freelancing is a small business that operates on having faith that your client will pay you.
You are likely to be handed a project and do it with all due diligence and promptness only to have your client change initial specifications during submission and have you redo it.
After redoing and resubmitting, your client may post your submitted work but vanish into thin air never to hear from him/her again or pay you half the agreed budget after a long duration.
Do not be surprised when all this happens because not everybody reasons and is as compassionate as you.
These are all jerks and there is nothing you can do about it but persevering and hoping that one day things may work out fine for you.
iv. In Freelancing, you work for unthankful people
For beginners, much of your highly-paying projects will be on ghostwriting and this comes with lot restrictions besides loosing the ownership of your ideas and works.
This means that you can not have any proof that you were behind creating any content hence; you remain even without a decent portfolio.
This means that your clients can not even allow you to use the contents you have written for them as sample contents for your next projects because they do not care about what happens to you after writing doing an excellent job for them.
So the main question is; why do you still want to continue working under these humiliating conditions? Look out for the other 4 violent truths about freelancing-part 2