Freelancing- An easy Career...
Updated: Jan 28
A few years back I started my career as a freelancer after working in an MNC for 3 years. I quit my job by choice and started to explore freelancing as a full-time career. I knew nothing initially except one thing - There will definitely be scope for something other than regular job around the world.
I was aware of the power of the internet.
I had a large skill set when I quit my job and I was very much confident about my abilities.
I was ready to take the risk, ready to fly literally...
Soon I found the various platforms where plenty of work opportunities were present that matched my skill set. Each day I joined new portals. Each day full of uncertainty ... what next? Many job sites many networking sites many hours spent just exploring... I wanted to know about the vast world of freelancing. I was working/exploring so many things in days and sleepless nights... I was very excited...
I wanted to make my presence felt everywhere in the freelancing field.
Continuous opportunities, it got encouraged me to continue with this field. So far so good. I found many projects related to my expertise in software development/Java/testing/project implementation/training/teaching and also started to make good money. I even created my own website and was feeling on top of the world.
I had so many things running through my mind... I was still a learner. In a day I used to receive 2-3 calls for the job on an average.
I want to share one of my experiences with everyone today...
A few days back I received a call from one of big MNC companies which is an online shopping portal and the HR asked me "What are you doing these days?" I replied, "I am a freelancer and linked with many clients, working on many online portals, delivering training and searching for my new long-term project"... He replied. "OH, you are a freelancer means you are doing nothing these days".
I always feel sad when people take the term freelancing lightly especially in India.
I was doing a regular job and I can tell you that I am doing more work as the freelancer as I am learning more and upgrading my skills continuously. Freelancing field is full of enjoyment for those who want to do quality work. There are lots of things to learn and experiment. I have come to know so many ways of earning. I am working day and night, working hard though salary may be irregular at times, the learning is unbeatable.
“Have patience - One day you will be valued as per your knowledge and not as per your designation ...” - Nancy C
In my regular job, I was doing development only. As a freelancer I am...
Testing on various platforms on multiple products,
Writing technical and non-technical stuff,
Learning marketing and networking skills,
Learning management of time,
Learning how to work remotely with quality,
Recording creative videos of mine,
Interacting with people around the globe...and trust me so much that I cannot handle alone.
Finally, I would say it was not an easy journey but I just loved this kind of experiment.