Between the ever-growing demands of our busy lifestyles and the steep increase in automation, it can be hard for some of us to find fulfilling work in the corporate sector.
However, switching from a secure career with a familiar routine and other “knowns” to the world of freelancing can be challenging, costly, and sometimes even downright frightening.
Here are a few tips to overcome these challenges for a rewarding transition to freelancing:
Be prepared to answer some difficult questions
Obviously we can’t foresee the future, but we can try to come up with obstacles we might face and plan for them.
Some questions you’ll need to consider are:
Who is my audience and what can I offer them?
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Start by considering your skills and honing them. This will help you determine what product or service you can offer. It may seem overwhelming to work an extra hour or two after an already exhausting day, but imagine how much more exhausting it is to build an entire client base from scratch when the pressure is on.
I asked Andriy Haydash, founder of Progmatiq, about seeing his web designing business grow even though it is a highly saturated market. This is what he