Online Work, Is it Worth It for You?
Personally, I have worked as an online writer for the past four years. Even though I am still growing in the online work world, I can tell you that there are so many opportunities and you will not fail to find one that suits you and your lifestyle even if you are currently employed.
Why Work Online
I like working as a freelance writer because first I love writing and second it earns me a good pay. Besides, I love the flexibility and freedom of being my own boss because I can write or work from anywhere and at any time, which is an incredible feature since it allows me to concentrate on things that matter in my life. What about you?
Maybe you are wondering if there is any benefit of working online as a freelancer. The truth is that there are so many benefits of being a freelancer. However, the choice remains with you because if you want to succeed in life you must be committed fully to any endeavor you engage in. Consequently, while I or someone else can train you to work online like a professional, we cannot give you the passion for being a freelancer.
You Either have it or you do not
Another challenge with newbies in the freelancing world is that they focus mainly on the money while forgetting that freelancing is a real job in which others rely on you. The tasks you can accomplish on different freelance platforms have real-life clients on the other side of the platform willing to pay handsomely for you to work for them. Have you ever considered why they are willing to hire even a newbie like you in the first place?
The answer is that you assist them to achieve their goals in many ways.
First, if your work assists firms and individual clients achieve cost-effectiveness, which is why they hire you in the first place. You help them reduce the work burden and in turn, they pay you for your effort.
Second, you are a big player of the clients' businesses because you help them gain profit, which is why every task you will be assigned to on any freelancing platform is critical since it helps a business somewhere to achieve its goals.
Therefore, anytime you take a task for a client, you must ask yourself why they want the task completed or how it can help them or their business.
Those are the questions that professional answer to make sure that they take care of their clients and always address their needs. It is important, therefore, to spend a considerable amount of time to understand what you need to do as an online worker or freelancer because it will make it easier for you to attract clients or jobs and proceed to greater pay or work levels within a short time.
As a beginner, you may start by making few dollars per task, which may seem to be insufficient. However, that is where we all begin.
The first task that I ever got paid as a writer was for an academic article back around 2013, and I was paid a whopping KES250. The pay did not appear to be increasing very fast for the first three months. I later realized that hard work and being smart pays and it takes commitment and patience to see the larger picture. Today, I charge between KES400 to KES800 for a 300-word article. I get many of these kinds of task every day and I began exactly as you- no knowledge of online work, no computer, no internet. However, I had the passion for online work and I was excited to be able to work in the comfort of my home.
Take a moment and think about it. I have earned over KES15,000 a week by doing what you want to learn to do today.
Let me be honest. I did not teach myself but I was fortunate enough to have excellent mentors as a newbie. Do not worry, you can learn everything you need to know about online work because there is not anything that I have achieved that you cannot do if you have a true passion for being a professional online worker.
However, I cannot give you that passion, it is either you have or you do not have it.
So, let me finalize with several assurances. You can start working online and earn thousands of shillings or dollars if you like. You become better with the passage of each single day. You will learn every trick of the way freelancing operates to become a professional that clients wait to hire you in line. Depending on the field of your interest (content writing, academic writing, virtual assistant, sales and marketing, data entry, language, and translation etc) you will learn the essentials of your field, how to attract clients and everything you need to understand.
All that you need is that you give yourself a chance. Commit yourself to learning. Absorb the lessons and strive to be better each day. That is what true experts do.
The lessons are tailored to address the important knowledge you need to be successful and you can master them within two to five weeks. The lessons will change your life by opening more opportunities for you to increase your income and achieve your goals.