December 22, 2016 - Comments Off on The best and the worst thing about freelancing
Hope you’re doing well.
Right before Christmas everyone starts to set goals for a new year. I do.
But hold a moment and think – how much you have achieved this year? Do you set new goals for a new year or just re-schedule last years goals?
Two years ago I have started to set goals. More of them was achieved, some not. But what I realized in two years is that if you didn’t achieve your goal and always set new and new deadlines for it - maybe it’s not so important for you?
This last year I doubled my monthly income, visited one new country (twice, 3 cities), the first time in my life I have been diving, got 2 awards on my projects, left the full-time job and became a real freelancer. I have started building my career as a freelancer on UpWork, and when I got few clients who always had a work for me I started thinking about my productivity. Primarily, I’m working with projects on hourly rate basis. This means to increase my hourly level I should provide more quality work faster.
The best and the worst thing about freelancing.
When you’re freelancer you have a freedom. You can work when you want and where you want. But here is a trick: in freelance, your time equals your money, so if you don’t work - you don’t earn money. This “freedom” is limited because no matter where you are: in your flat sitting in pajamas or on the beach in front of palms and the Atlantic Ocean - to earn money you should work.
Is there another way?
Yes. I know the system which will help me to increase my productivity 10x or even 100x times from now. I want to set up a system which will generate income without my direct actions.
I’m not lazy
I just don’t want to charge my time for money. I like to work and do design. I want to make money on design, but sometimes design process or developing a new product requires additional time and money to start and launch. I want to be sure my family is financially protected while I’m developing a new product.
I want 2017 year will become a new stage of my life. The next step to my happiest life. I have prepared a list of goals, I want to achieve this year, but I have only one goal as priority — first I should work on this goal, than on other. Less but better.
I think this post is the last this year. I promise next year I will publish more content: blog posts and video. So if you want to be first to get new posts, advice, and recommendations – subscribe now to my personal email list.
See you next year! 🎅