How to Become A Full-Time Freelancer
So How Do I Make The Switch?
Don’t worry. You are not the only person who feels this way. There are many ways to achieve this. From experience, here is how I have made it work for me:
Create a Compelling Vision
You will want to take a moment to yourself to define what your ideal life will look like: Are you a happy person? Do you have many friends who love and care for you? Do you have more money than you know what to do with?
These are all questions you must ask yourself, and then you must clearly define what it is, and make steps on how to get there. Some people create a vision board to help put concepts down on paper. Cutting out photos of magazines, or printing off images from Google are all great places to start. You will want to be very clear on what it is you want. You have to believe you can have it all.
Write Down Your Goals On Paper
When you write down your goals on paper, you begin to materialize your goals. They become real when you see them down on paper. Keep your business goals down on a piece of paper where you can refer to it often – this will come in handy when you have a rough day and are working hard to see the big picture.
Manage Your Time
Do you remember back in high school when you took a mandatory accounting class? It comes in handy for two key components of your business. The first is to manage your personal books, and the second is to budget your time wisely. Every moment counts. Here is a quick breakdown of the basics of budgeting:
A time to sprint – get your projects completed early, and with quality.
A time to recoup and recover – take the time to reward yourself, relax, and rejuvenate. A sharp knife cuts faster than a dull one, sharpen yourself.
A time for family and friends – you need to have deep and meaningful relationships in your life. Real people make life all the better. Good friends and family are there to celebrate your success, and to help nurture you when you are feeling down.
A time to network – this is important to meet business partners, clients, and mentors. You need all three to run your company.
Read, read, read.
One of the best ways to get ahead in life it to learn. Learn quickly, learn from others, and master your craft. We all get better with time.
Some final tips:
+Feel Good About What You Do
+Track Your Progress
Rinse and Repeat.
The hard work you put in may not be glamorous, but living your personal destiny and knowing you are doing your best will put your confidence and self-esteem on the rise.
If you are interested in learning more about how I began my business, shoot me an email for more information.
~It’s your world, make it happen!~