Thе сrаft of frееlаnсing tаkеѕ уеаrѕ tо shape and a lifеtimе tо perfect. Wе are vеrу fortunate - the Internet hаѕ redefined thе word "freelance" and hаѕ mаdе it a luсrаtivе career fоr аlmоѕt everybody with ѕресiаlizеd information. Now, Finding сliеntѕ аnd marketing уоurѕеlf… it’s thе biggеѕt ѕtrugglе fоr mоѕt frееlаnсеrѕ. If уоu’rе juѕt getting ѕtаrtеd or уоu’vе bееn frееlаnсing fоr a whilе, уоu’rе аlmоѕt аlwауѕ looking tо grоw your business. The аррrоасh уоu tаkе might diffеr based on your experience, but thе end goal iѕ аlwауѕ thе ѕаmе: growth. Read More for 7 strategies to get clients;
Freelancing is one of the few career paths that allows moms the flexibility to grow their careers and not miss out on the precious time with kids. It takes considerable amount of time and effort, as well as trial and error, to learn how to effectively balance freelancing and motherhood. With enough practice and patience, mothers can successfully manage their time and make the most of the benefits that freelancing offers while also building their careers. However, finding the balance as a freelancing mom is no easy feat. Here's a few boss guides to being a successful freelancing mom.
There is no job that is greater than being a mum because watching your kids grow can't be compared to anything in the world. But before the kids came into the picture you had your aspirations that you had to push aside not just for your kids, but for your family too, and now you are working a 9-5 job that you most probably don't like. Yes, I have been there and I know how it feels!
So the question is why don't you be a freelancer and offer value to people all around the world, while you watch your kids grow? You would've given it a thought but it's just hard convincing yourself that you could be a mum, a career lady and a freelancer at the same time. I want you to know that it is not impossible and I'm going to take you through 5 ways that you could handle this like a Wonder Woman.
Growing up we were taught that the normal cycle of life is to get a degree, get a job, get married, have kids and live in a perfect community and that’s it. But how well has that played out for you? I’m pretty sure the answer is not to well, and you are not alone in this because I used to belong to that school of thought before I decided to take my life back.
Ever since I started working, I have always leaned towards the 9-5 routine lifestyle that drained me mentally, emotionally and physically because I had to take long commutes into the city and work long hours. I had to wake up pretty early, which was always a drag and I also had to put my son in before and after school care, which meant I didn’t see him for more than 11 hours in a day. I barely had time for myself and less for my family. I was unhappy, unfulfilled and I knew I had to make a change and guess what? I did!
For a woman on the "wrong side of 50" that is, someone who did not grow up using the computer as a second language, I find myself relying more and more on your expertise with all things web and cloud related. Not only on your online skills but on your perspicacity and professionalism in all the areas I need to have assistance in. I have become to consider you more a colleague than an consultant. I cannot recommend you more highly as a highly skilled empathetic (and very nice) person to work with!"
Patricia Reilly (MEd Psych.) Beyond the Masks Counselling & Psychotherapy