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Freelancing which simply means being self-employed is the current trend in the career market. Online freelancing is a new way of earning especially among the younger generations or more commonly called as the Millennials. More people are trying to engage in this kind of activity, primarily to earn additional income and some to gain freedom. Whatever the reason, they do it for their own benefit.
FREELANCING - WHY MANY PEOPLE CHOOSE IT?
The modern world, which is being dominated by the advanced technology has much to offer. Anyone who has the potential, knowledge, and skill can actually make enough money even without leaving their homes. This is the latest trend, one of the good effects of modern technology.
Freelance is to do a piece of work for an individual or several organizations. It means working on your own time. Freelance means you have no direct employee-employer relationship. You work on a contract, or on a project on a given condition.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FREELANCING?
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The conventional way of earning is now slowly being replaced by the new and modern ways. This is the product of human’s creative imagination and innovative thinking. The benefit is enormous and sometimes unbelievable. Those who are open to challenges and risk takers are the one who has the greatest advantage. Different ideas and concepts are cropping out which are of great help to a number of people.
WHY MANY ARE STILL GOING WITH THE OLD WAYS?
Although the positive effect can already be seen, there are still those who are resistant to changes and would choose to stick on the traditional way of making a living. There are some reasons for the struggle and perhaps we cannot force them into something they have a little to no knowledge.
Here are some of the reasons why there are several who opted to stick on their old ways of earning method:
1. Online Work Does Not Offer Security
Some people think that it would be better to have a day job because there is no assurance of having a long term work with a job that is being done online. There is no security and there is no additional benefit which they are enjoying with their day job.
While it is true that working online does not give us a guarantee that we would be able to earn more than we are earning offline, I believe that if we work hard and continue to learn, we would be able to get additional income which can exceed our income from our day job. It does not necessarily mean that when we work online, we are already going to give up our day job. We have the option to do it on a part-time. It is just a matter of setting our priorities and we can start working.
2. Lack of Technical Know-How
Some people cannot adapt to this type of activity because of their lack of capacity and skills in order to do the needed work. They believe that having to work online, one must be an Information Technology expert or someone that has studied programming and related field.
Learning new things every day is something that can truly give us satisfaction. Online has available tools and video tutorials which can help us with what we need. We just need to do the research and almost everything you need is there.
3. Fear of Being Scammed
This is a normal reaction when offered with an opportunity to work online. Some individuals are not open to sharing their personal details with some online sites. I encounter this even with friends and some online friends whom I am trying to help with Bitlanders. Some of them are not amenable of giving their selfie to the site. According to hem, this is risky. But they don't have a second thought when posting their selfies on Facebook.
To learn more about working online without being scammed, I highly recommend reading this blog post from Amber, Earn Money Online Without Investment And Without Being Scammed
4. The absence of Equipment and Tools
Computer desktop, laptop, headset, and other tools are what we need in order to start with our online work. Unfortunately, some do not have these gadgets and that is what prevents them from starting.
Some of the most successful online workers nowadays actually start working in a computer shop. They learned and worked hard until they were able to save the amount they needed to purchase the needed gadget.
5. Slow and Unstable Internet Connection
One of the most important things we need in order to work online is a fast and stable internet connection. Without this, we won’t be able to do the work. There are also times that companies set certain requirements as to the speed of an internet connection.
Check with your neighborhood and other people who are working online. Ask what Internet Service Provider they are using and compare services from the available ISPs in your area. This way, you can be able to pick out the best provider.
6. Lack of Time
This is one of the most common reasons for some people for not doing this type of work. They would usually say, they have no time or they so busy to enter into another activity.
Time is an essential element in order to be successful in this endeavor. We have to prioritize our activities so as we may be able to provide the necessary amount of time for the most important things. List down all your activities and classify them into important, necessary, essential or can be deferred. With this method, you will be able to choose which activities are needed to be pursued and which can be set aside.
Here is another video that you could watch and learn additional knowledge about freelancing. Enjoy watching!
On the final thought:
We can choose to embrace change or stay in our traditional ways. Whatever we do, will depend mostly on our choices. Nothing is permanent in this world. Opportunities may come and choosing to let it go, may not be a wise decision.
How about you, would take the challenge?
Thank you, everyone, for dropping by. I hope that this post helped you in one way or another.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are that of the author and does not in any way represent the agency or department she currently belongs.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The sites mentioned in this post are for information purposes only and links are provided for easy access. The author does not receive any remuneration from the said companies or sites.
Written for Bitlanders
by ♥Sharon Lopez
Date: March 11, 2019
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