I can’t believe it has been 7 weeks that I’ve been working in the freelance world. Surprisingly, time is actually going by much faster than before (and it was FAST then). I wanted to write some of the thoughts that have been cruising through my brain over the past month.
Most everyday I think of a positive output from living the freelancing life. First off, it seems to really fit my personality. I don’t feel bogged down by politics and office drama. I feel that I’m getting to focus on my work, and because of that my ideas and solutions have become much more creative and innovative. I’ve also found that I have a life outside of the office! I’m networking and meeting other professionals whose advice has led to even more great ideas and progress. Lastly, a very talented individual whom I met with last week gave me a great piece of advice. “When freelancing, you are brought in because there’s a problem”. And because there is a problem, there is a need for a solution and not just minor enhancements that may or may not effect the user.
That being said, now that I’m starting to become more comfortable with freelancing, the fulltime job opportunities are rolling in… which is great! I try to explore them because you never know what may be your next great opportunity, but my question to other freelancers is how do you do it? How do you go day in and day out not knowing where your next bit of work will come from? Yet, in a way, this is another aspect that I’m starting to enjoy.
Any advice/feedback?? Am I crazy 🙂 ?