I just recently read “The Fear of Freelancing: Why You Could Be Hurting Yourself” by Amber Weinberg and it completely floored me. Wow. I could have just merely tweeted about it from the Bill4Time twitter account, but I believe it deserved more attention than just 140 characters.
I expect that those who visit the Bill4Time time tracking software site are people who have overcome this fear. Chances are, you’ve decided to take that next step and look for powerful time billing software to move you ahead in your business.
But have you reached a cloud of doubt? We all need some moments of clarity and validation that we’re heading in the right direction. We all would like a friendly (yet practical) reminder that everything is going to be all right. The answers are out there and opportunity is for the taking.
“I could never be poor if I truly didn’t want to be poor.”
This kind of mantra motivated Weinberg to keep on going. Freelancing isn’t the only solution to poverty, but it’s an option. With this Recession, thousands are unemployed for long stretches of time. If this applied to you, perhaps the only person around to hire you is YOU. You can either apply for jobs or get clients. Either way, you’re selling yourself.
It will only take six months to succeed
That’s a big guarantee! But Weinberg stands behind it. She started with the odds against her: no savings, no clients, and no degree in finance or marketing. She admits that the first two months are the hardest but she also gives an entire six month plan to become a freelancer for you to follow to keep you on track. It’s excellent for beginners, but I also see this plan to be for those already freelancing. There could be some things that you missed that could significantly improve your business.
What are your thoughts about it? Leave a comment.
Better yet, what’s your freelancing story?