Freelance, verb, it means to
It’s been a topic that I’d mostly skim on when it spun up a conversation amongst my classmates. I will don’t know why I would put it to the back of my head. Maybe it’s because of my fear of not having a job after I graduate?
When I was little, every time my family talked about finances, they would sit on the large sofa, having been completely worn out due to many people treating it as they would any other bed. I remember doing so to every now and then. I would turn my whole body sideways, not caring about the multi colored stains, the tobacco scented oder, or the oddly shaped cushions. To me, it was still a hell of a lot more comfortable than my stiff twin bed mattress. To me, it was like a mini cloud filled with the air that match my body frame just right. Most of the time a family member would lay on the couch comfortable while talking to my grandmother about how to cut cost on utility expenses. She has just about heard them all; from syphoning cable from the neighbors to going to the nearest “Pick 5” grocery store.
Pick 5, noun, an urban community grocery store that places almost every item with a sticker that let’s the buyer purchase 5 of the labeled items for $19.99 ($21.70 including tax). SENTENCE: My little brother got food poisoning for eating ground beef that was bought at Piggly Wiggly, a Pick 5 store.
We started going to Kroger’s after that, but eventually settled at Save-a-Lot.
After all those experiences with having to watch my grandmother waver between health and finance. I told myself that I was going to go to college, have an amazing career and start a good life. I guess I never really thought being my own boss was a possibility.
Initially, before college, I thought being an entrepreneur was professionally equivalent for being broke.
Don’t get me wrong, but I never thought that being your own boss would wind up being a good thing.
Some of my influences have done some freelance work and have down well with themselves.
Casey Neistat, Burnie Burns,
Mark Zucherburg, Shronda Rhimes
They have successful careers from starting off freelancing.
Nowadays, their are sites that work at a database for workers.
Upwork is the most popular site for freelancers, according to Google. It provide the best people to pick in a particular topic.
However, freelancing it still a hard topic for me for several reasons: Being your own boss basically means that you have to do everything like a boss, including accounting. The second reason, for me is start up money, which I am currently a little scare on. The final reason, which is a big one, is how my family member will take it if I decide to start a career as a freelancer.
Like a said at the beginning, money and family do not mix together.
One of my classmates got really upset with what our professor was talking about when it came to what are families would think. I understand. I wouldn’t be able to muster up the courage to tell my family that I’m going to be my own boss. They’d probably freak out.
But let’s say that I do decide to start off my career as a freelancer (or consultant for multiple companies, because that’s probably the best way of how I’m going to tell me family). What do scare me is obtaining proper clientage. Establishing connections with people who are in my field of work is a work in progress.
Being a freelancer is not an overnight exercise that could be done with the snap of you fingers. It’s a like a little snowball, rolling down the frosty hill. But like all snowball, it collects. Before you know it, it grows larger with each layer.
Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, freelancing is a sizable career choice for me. People are starting to take it much more serious because at today’s times, employers want to be as cost effective as possible.
However, I think I’ll have to gain more experience before I do so.
In the end, I just have to keep rolling and see what happens. Only time will tell if freelancing is the way to a good life.