So today, 24th of June, marks my one year anniversary being a freelancer. There’s nothing really to celebrate but I just thought to write a friendly thread perhaps someone will benefit from it. I also like to get back to these kinds of threads a year later and see how things have changed. So if you’re here for some useful tips, this is a story-type thread that does not include tips on how to make sales neither it discuss an important topic. This is my story on how freelancing has changed my life path…It sounds cliché but it really did! (100% legit, no scam, no irresponsible buyers cancelling orders for unreasonable reasons! )
Back before I know about freelancing, I was that kind of guy who sees freelancing as something unrealistic. I had a dumb thought in mind that if it’s that easy to work from home, then why there are still homeless people? Alright, I was 13 at that time so what would you expect from a 13 year old. I never actually thought that freelancing was something that normal people are going to succeed at. I just thought about it as a platform for giant monsters that are always ahead of others in everything. It’s a platform which includes hundreds of Mark Zuckerbergs ready to demolish you by their non compete IQ. Alright, I might have exaggerated a little bit. But really, it was that place where cool guys hangout. Try to get near that place, and you’re done.
My first encounter with freelancing was when things got really difficult around me. I was forced to leave my school due to financial issues & sign up with another, less costy one & probably, less in the educational quality. Honestly, it was a horrible experience by all means. Unfortunately, there was nothing in hand to do. I wasn’t eligible to work for my age & despite that I had the enthusiasm to work to get the situation a little better, I was unable to do that just because I wasn’t in the “right” age, yet. Luckily, I didn’t pass any of the tests that you have to take to be accepted to that school. So I thankfully had to stay at my school (Sometimes being dumb could save a situation. ) But we really had to cut down in expenses in other aspects so we could be able to cover the educational fees.
Having to run through this experience & many similar ones made me really eager to take a move and make sure that such an experience won’t happen again in the future. It really did affect me. And as much as I hate to rethink about it, but having to run through this experience was one of the reasons why I’m successful today…Or, am I?
Today, after working as a freelance web designer for a year, I could confirm that I’m able to cover my educational fees by myself. And for someone who still didn’t reach the “right” age to work yet, it’s such a great feeling to be able to have your own money. So when things get difficult again, you’re able to do something about it.
If you’ve made it till here, thank you so much for reading my story. I honestly get bored of long threads so hope mine wasn’t that boring. I also wanted to share something positive that perhaps will boost someone up at this difficult time we’re currently facing on Fiverr from negativity.
Anyway, have a nice Sunday!