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?
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