Not sure which freelance career to choose?

Posted on: May 9th, 2011

Follow your heart, not your head.

Are you tired of your day job and want to start freelancing?

Or have you been made redundant and want to try your hand at going it alone?

Bravo! And welcome to the world of self employment.

The next question you have to ask yourself is: What kind of freelance work should I do?

Answer: Do something you really love doing. Something you have a real passion for and enjoy so much you’d still love doing it, even if you didn’t get paid for it.

For example, if making cakes is your passion, start to make and sell your own. Or if shoes are your passion, start an online shoe company.

Or, if you have gained years of experience as a marketing person but what you really enjoy is imparting the knowledge you’ve learned along the way, why not run marketing courses and workshops?

Don’t feel that, to become freelance, you need to do the same kind of work you’ve always done. In fact, if you’re tired of your day job, then doing the same work on a freelance basis will not be the solution. You’ll quickly get fed up and will have little impetus to get out of bed in the morning.

Follow your heart; follow your passion. And you’ll have a lot of fun earning your living.

Which freelance career did you choose, and what was your job previously?

Related article: Are you thinking about going freelance?

2 Responses to “Not sure which freelance career to choose?”

  1. Gaby Feile
    May 9th, 2011

    Thanks a lot for this! I love:

    Follow your heart; follow your passion. And you’ll have a lot of fun earning your living.

    This is actually what I am just about to do – finally. When I started my business I thought it was my passion and pursued it. Now, a while later, I am realising that still it was a decision made by the head and I still need to trust my heart more.

    Watch this space and you will soon feel the passion.

    Gaby Feile
    Chief Communication Stylist

  2. Carole
    May 9th, 2011

    Glad you enjoyed reading the post, Gaby. Yes, the head is very often the one we listen to most. I look forward to hearing what your real ‘passion’ is. :)

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