I always believed in the notion of succeeding most at your career when doing something that you are really passionate about which is why, a few years back, I decided to make the shift from the corporate world into online freelancing.
I can’t say that it was an easy ride, but it was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Below are a few reasons why:
When I first started online freelancing, to be quite honest, I was earning peanuts but my salary was doubling in the first few months, something that would never happen in the corporate world.
Until now, my income is not doubling each month, but it sure is increasing at a rate that would never happen had I still been an employee doing something that I was not passionate about.
Being your own boss means working at your convenience including choosing when and where you work.
For me, this has always translated into more independence and piece of mind, which allows me to appreciate my work more.
I am a big travel junkie, so the ability to travel the world while working is something that I find to be a big advantage of being an online freelancer.
It’s been said that people should choose their jobs based on their personalities.
I am personally introverted which makes working online and not having to communicate much with other people (not face to face or over the phone much, at least) a big advantage.
It’s not that I don’t like other people, but rather I work better by myself and do not like to make a social effort during my working hours.
If you want to make a big career change in your life but are unsure of how to do it, consider talking to someone with similar experience, do a bit of research or find a life coach to help you mitigate the career transition.
If you want to be an entrepreneur for instance, talking to someone with similar experience – or who has made it into a successful entrepreneur can help you. Likewise, if you want to become an online freelancer, for instance, you can do some research on freelancing and the best online freelancing platforms to have an idea about the concept and how to go along doing it.
Finally, hiring a career coach is very popular nowadays. A career/life coach can help you navigate the obstacles that you will face when attempting to attain your career goals.