Since 2020, there has been a lot of hype around making money online. Though many in the western countries like the United States, the land of opportunities this concept of working from home and making money online has been a practice since 2008’s.
We often tend to see people getting rich, and making a lot more money than one makes by doing a job. So we all come to this conclusion that maybe making money is easy. But is it really as easy as it looks?
HERE ARE 5 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE PLANNING TO QUIT YOUR JOB AND MAKE MONEY ONLINE!
Now wait a minute, before you judge me and assume that I am against the fact that you must not quit your boring day job and never gain financial freedom, then your wrong. I want all my readers to gain financial freedom and be successful in their desired path of life. But success is not always about being wealthy or maybe owning your own business, rather it is about choosing a path that will make you happy and content in life.
GET YOUR FIRST ORDER WHILE YOU ARE WORKING YOUR DAY JOB
This may sound a little weird for most people, and I am sure that you may have a question in your mind as on Why is it necessary? or maybe I do not have enough time to find additional work and complete it! Well if that’s your reason stick to your job, at least you may get some recognition and money per month to pay your bills and meet your needs. Why? because imagine if you were to quit your job and start freelancing with no order in hand, firstly how will you pay your bills? Secondly you are not the only one who is offering their service out in the market, its very competitive not only in terms of price but also in terms of quality.
Its best advisable to grab your first order while you are still working as you need to learn to multi task and also deliver the highest quality of work under pressure. But more importantly it is best to work with closest references first rather than a complete stranger!
PATIENCE ! PATIENCE ! AND MORE PATIENCE!
When I started freelancing, I still remember many of my colleagues then told me that it will take some time to get stable. Well they were partially right, but what they did not tell me was that it takes a minimum of 6-12 months to get some bucks in hand. The first order i got was a data entry job which paid me $200 in the 6th month of me freelancing and through a personal referral, so i would not call that an online order either. When you freelance you must keep in mind that patience and effortlessly trying is the key! If you are a person with way over bills to pay and trust me do not quit your job no matter how ever boring it is!
FREELANCING MEANS FLEXIBILITY
Now, most people do not know this nor do they share their exact journey of freelancing with anyone. In simple words It’s just another job! What do I mean by that? simple. It means that you have to learn and unlearn skills that you have never in your life may have acquired. There are so may freelancing job portals available but remember if you are just starting off now, it will be very difficult to make a distinction or maybe even get a job. You maybe skilled at something, but you must know that often businesses approach freelancers to do work which either maybe tedious or maybe boring like data entry. So getting a job relevant to your skills will be difficult to find on these portals, this has been my personal experience and I promise it will be yours too.
DONT FREELANCE, BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE SAID SO!
Most of us start having the idea of freelancing just because we are tired of our daily boring work routing, no work recognition and maybe a little bit of office politics as well, or maybe your colleagues tell you that you are good at something (i.e. your skill like singing, dancing, photography, language translation etc.) and give you confidence boost that you must pursue your dreams as they could not, my advice to you would be DON’T LISTEN TO THEM! It may look like they are encouraging you but trust no one other than yourself as you would know if its really time to choose a different path!
WORK FOR CHEAP, MAYBE YOU WILL LAND AN ORDER!
Well, most of us actually quit our job because we are paid less, trust me in freelancing you will be paid far lesser than what you actually deserve. I remember that when I got my first order, i had to price it nearly free and unfortunately the person who gave me the order was a fraud, this happened in one of the most trusted freelancing websites. When I reported it to them, the answer i got from them was ridiculous, they said I must only accept orders from payment verified individuals! really? That’s how a true freelancing career looks like!
I have shared the views based on my experience and countless others i had interviewed for this blog, it does not mean you cannot work online or find jobs online. I wanted to ensure that this is not easy way to earn money, and definitely you would have to work more hours than usual, it will take you a minimum of 2 years to find a very good and paying employer when you freelance, most of them wont even reach there.
So, this is not a career choice for the faint of hearts. If are ready to take challenges head on and are ready to be broke most of times early in your career as a freelancer and then over time get successful, I would say, All the best!