You are professional, let’s say a designer, a developer, an engineer, or any other profession. You are really good at what you do so you are confident that you can create an alternative life to the 9 to 5, where you can use your professional skills to earn more and work less. You want to be free to do whatever you want when you want.
So when you decide to become a freelancer. Then finally you’ve made the decision to dive into a full-time career as a freelancer. You had an understanding that there would be some challenges. Unlike a traditional full-time career, you are 100% responsible for every penny you earn. When you work for a company, you have the ability to show up, work for eight hours and clock out.
But then, you start to realise that when you’re a freelancer, you suddenly realise that you are dealing with the “feast or famine” experience. If you don’t wake up and hunt every single day, you’ll be in trouble. You compete with many others, and as much as clients like to say they value quality, you see yourself competing in price and in many cases depending on the profession if you are let’s say in technology you are probably being undervalued compared to the male freelancers. Then you get that job and in order to please the client you end up working a lot more than you charged for, you work crazy hours and overdeliver.
Surely, going freelance was a great option, right? After a while, you realise that you are exhausted and you are burning yourself out and not getting the return. 3Plus Coach Wendy Kerr, author of Corporate Crossovers, shares: “68% of women who start their own business earn less than they did in corporate life.”
The truth is you are just exchanging your time for your money. So if you don’t have any work in one week you might already be panicking about how you are going to pay your bills at the end of the month.
So, what can you do? These are three things you can do fully step into financial freedom.
1- Look after yourself.
Remember to take care of yourself. Exercise on a daily basis. Drink lots of water. Get enough rest. Make plans with friends, and take a vacation once or twice a year. Know that self-care is a priority because if you don’t take care of yourself, you’re no good to anyone else.
2- Consider other ways to generate passive income
Don’t put your eggs in one basket. Stop exchanging your time for money in every transaction. Look for a proven business model that is healthy where you can generate income with just a laptop from anywhere and not much time is required a day. You may want to change your career completely or you want to run beside your professional career.
Affiliate marketing is a great option, you will need to learn a quite a few skills like creating and growing your mailing list, where to find affiliate programmes, choose your products or service, how to create campaigns and advertising, but once is it set up and you start working with it it is a business model that can be scaled to six figures and more. And not only that, you will be able to use the same skills to improve your own presence online as a professional freelancer.
3 – Learn from the ones who have already done before you and get the best mentors
Female freelancers are entrepreneurial by nature. Develop a resilient spirit to build the enterprise that supports you in the way you want it to. With the right training and the right training, you will get the results and mental support needed to transform your life. It’s all about the journey of becoming the entrepreneur and female boss you’ve dreamed of becoming. Before long, you’ll look up and realize that financial freedom is your reality.
No! This is :
Enjoy your new life!