3 Reasons Why You Are Heading Nowhere in Freelancing Industry

You have decided to join the freelancing industry months ago.

You join every freelancing sites, thinking that you will be hired in no time.

Boom!

You are wrong.

Months passed by (maybe even years!) and you are heading nowhere, being a freelancer.

It is sad but it happens.

Why?

  • You have no skills or talents or even the slightest interest in learning something new
  • You are wasting time
  • You think you can earn money by staring at the monitor

Seriously, time to sort out the priorities.

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Quit Unemployment and Start Freelancing

Unemployment rate is rising. For some reason I thought that unemployment shouldn’t happen at all.

After all, there are so many full time jobs being advertised on the internet and in the classifieds.

For some reason, there are so many people who are unemployed out there so why not take this chance to get into the freelancing industry?

After all, it is better than being unemployed.

It is not extremely easy to start freelancing but you have to start somewhere.

First, you need the right skills. Secondly, you need a computer or a laptop. Then, you need a job market.

Ask yourself:

“What can you do?”

Writing? Designing? Coding?

These are valuable skills in the freelancing world.

If you love to write, you might want to check out some revenue-sharing sites.

Submit your articles and earn royalties on your articles. You can even do this as a part time job.

Otherwise, you can check out freelance writing job sites.

Be sure to rate yourself reasonably. Check out the right rate for your work.

Once you have determined what you want to do, you should promote your service.

While you are doing freelancing, be sure to avoid scams.

Who knows freelancing might be your dream job?

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I have written a similar article. Check it out: Quit Your Job and Start Freelancing

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂

Losing Your Job – What You Can Do And Not Do

It is devastating when one is being fired. It is even more devastating when the one who is being fired has a family to feed. More people are losing jobs thanks to the recession. Every day, there are news about companies firing people to save cost. If you still have a job, congratulations. If you are jobless and reading this, all I can say is that look on the bright side of everything that falls upon us.

Latest news title:

598,000 workers lose their jobs in January

Not so new news:

Workers in 30s and 40s losing jobs at fastest rate as young families bear brunt of credit crunch

What You Can Do

  • Get enough rest. Stop thinking about your job loss. Look into the mirror and tell yourself ‘this is not the end of the world’.
  • Get a new job. Go online and search for jobs. When one door closes, another door opens. Keep on trying until you get a job.
  • While you are looking for a permanent job, get some part time job so that you get some income, even when it is not the usual wage you get from your previous job.
  • If you can write/design/do coding – there are many freelance jobs you can get. Check out the freelance writing sites to help you get started.
  • There are other simple part time jobs you can do. Depending on your geographical area, you can be someone’s gardener, baby sitter or dog-walker. There are many ways you can earn extra $$$.
  • If you are not doing anything, get some companions and go for a cheap holiday (if you can afford it). You need people around you to make sure you do not fall into depression and get worse.

What You Should Not Do

  • DO NOT linger around at home doing nothing – this will beat your emotion, you will feel depressed over time and it is best to have people surrounding you at this time especially your close family.
  • If you are a man, I know you have your ego, but you SHOULD NOT keep your family in the dark. They deserve to know that you lose your job and they will be there to help you through the tough times.
  • If you are a woman, you SHOULD NOT hide this from your husband.
  • If you are not married, you SHOULD NOT keep this from your parents or siblings.
  • You SHOULD NOT blame yourself when you lose a job. It is not your fault.

Keep these in mind and you will be fine. If not, you can always add in your own ways to beat joblessness.

*I do enjoy coffee, and if I have it my way, I might have more than one cup of coffee a day, so feel free to fund my coffee addiction 🙂