I’ll do pretty much anything to get paid not to get a real job.
I am highly against it, mainly because I prefer working on my own schedule and I like to plan my job(s) around my life and not the other way around.
But a lot of people wonder, can everyone be a freelancer? Are there enough gigs for freelancers?
What if I quit my job and I can’t find enough freelance jobs to pay the bills?
These are all normal worries, but you have to remember that nothing in life is guaranteed (including a job).
How many people do you know who have gotten fired or laid off from a job through no fault of their own?
You have to take risks in order to reap the benefits. I’m not telling you to quit your job today and start your freelance career full-time tomorrow.
What I am suggesting is that you stick your toe in the water and see if this freelancing thing could be for you.
Once you find out if it’s right for you, and if you might do well, then you could start picking up freelance jobs while you’re still working.
After you start getting enough sustainable income, you can decide to either gradually cut down on hours or quit altogether.
But the fact is that every day, every hour, a new business opens that needs the services of a qualified freelancer, whether it’s graphic design, editing/proofreading, consulting, or writing.
Find your area of expertise — what you can offer to companies — and truly hone your skills, set yourself apart and you should have no problem finding a freelance job.
Scour the internet and you’ll find new freelance jobs posted every single day.
If you still don’t believe me, Forbes has created a list of 79 freelance job sites that can be found here.
Nearly half the country has reported that they now work a flex job or a freelance job from home, which is a hell of a lot more than just a decade ago, which means the tide is turning.
More and more people are opting to work from home or work jobs with flexible hours so that they can spend the majority of their time doing the things they love: traveling, spending time with family, and just enjoying life.
That means more and more sites for freelancers will be sprouting up in the months and years to come, including one I’m working on for a 2021 launch.
This article by The Muse details a few more ways you can find freelance jobs.
So get out there and get that gig!
Welcome to the Ultimate Freelance Guide, the ultimate guide to never getting a real job. Here at The Ultimate Freelance Guide, we value the importance of quality time, travel, and exploring life’s curiosities. We aim to provide you with a way to escape the 9 to 5 rat race and live the life you were truly meant to live.
By accepting freelance jobs and side gigs, you don’t have to worry about waking up at the ass crack of dawn to rush to a job you hate, sit through seemingly endless meetings, and basically waste your life trading time for money (one of the biggest mistakes people make).
Wouldn’t you rather have the financial freedom to take that trip to the African safari?
Or actually have the time to play in your band every weekend?
Or have the time to play with your children and the money to take your spouse out a few times a week?
We’d all love to live a life of leisure that comes along with not being tied down to a job.
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