Since you are a beginner in the freelancing world, I would first love to congratulate you on the move you’ve made and your interest in the digital remote world. I would say you’ve probably heard people talking about working online and earning a very decent income by just chilling with their computers, do you think they are just chilling and doing nothing, I bet nope. So what are they doing? So that’s the reason for this mentorship program.
Before I introduce you to freelancing, let me open up your mind a bit about the world economy. Technology has been a benefit in many parts of the world economies, as from the old paradigm where people graduated and immediately looked for “jobs”, and not the profession they attended college for to where you don’t need a bachelor’s degree to earn money but “skills”. Our current world has shifted from a “Job Economy” to a “Skill Economy”, don’t get me wrong, a bachelor’s degree is important but not necessary to thrive in today’s digital economy. What you need is a skillset to thrive, you might be a graduate of law but earn a decent income online as a graphic designer, writer etc. if that’s your skill! So whatever skill you have, it’s time to make it profitable for you. Either it’s a talent, experience or ability that is your skill, and you can make it pay your bills.
Question: Do you have a Skill? Yes? Or No? If Yes great congratulations, if no Uhm… I’m sorry for you, ha ha ha, that was a joke. Worry less, I can help you find your skill, how? Listen, do this, and you will find what skill you possess.
How to Identify your skills
Headline – Skillset refers to, knowledge (your degree, diploma, certificate), abilities/talent (natural aptitude or skill), and experience (what you have been doing for some time, e.g. job, volunteering etc.). To perform a specific job.
So take a deep breath, ready? And now think of the following.
– What are your main activities outside of work?
– Which activities have you always enjoyed doing, but had to stop because you didn’t have free time?
– When was the last time you lost track of time doing an activity? Which activity was this?
– Which activities do you not need any help to do?
– What do you like talking about the most?
– If money didn’t exist, what would you like to do for pleasure?
– What do you read about the most?
– What do people ask you to teach?
– What are your strengths?
Did you get a precise answer about yourself? Congratulations! You now have the skill to develop and, finally, earn from it. Boom! There you go.
So what is freelancing?
You will find a lot of names on this topic but a straightforward definition of freelancing is earning money on a per-job or per-task basis, usually for short-term work or even long-term, got it? In other words, this is also known as a gig, remote working. So once you hear these terms, you simply know that what’s been said is all about freelancing.
How does freelancing work?
So this is the next good question you would probably ask yourself, I’ll step by step tell you how it works.
You accept payments from your client in return for providing some sort of service. That agreement is generally part-time or short-term.
Sometimes you might be paid to work a set number of hours per week or month. That arrangement is often referred to as a “retainer.”
Freelancing is one of the simplest and most pure forms of entrepreneurship: you as the freelancer provide a specific service or outcome, and your client pays you a fee directly.
When can I start?
Anytime you wish! Let me tell you something exciting here, when you become a freelancer you are your boss. Do you have the skill to sell? The tools? Laptop, Smartphone and internet there then you are good to go!