The scoop on how to be a successful remote worker, from the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, TX.
People all over this country are suffering in silence. They can’t quite explain it, but they feel like a square peg in a round hole. They need to make a career change, but don’t know how or what to do.
If this sounds like you, you might need a strong dose of Freelancing! Some patients can go months, even years, without being properly diagnosed. Don’t delay, read through our list of the most common symptoms and see whether YOU need a career change from 9to5 and into freelance:
Do you feel stagnant and restless? Are you fighting chronic fatigue and/or boredom as you sit at the same desk, in the same office, doing the same work, over and over and over again? You might need a dose of Freelancing. With a variety of clients to choose from and an ever-changing landscape of projects and companies, you’ll never have the same day twice! Side effects can include uncontrollable smiling, and new friends.
Bad Boss Backache
Are you suffering from lower-back pain as you crawl around the office trying to hide from your incompetent boss? Do you find yourself bending over backwards trying to clean up their PowerPoint presentations that look like a 5 year old’s macaroni painting? Freelancing allows you to pick your own clients, offering you pain-free interactions with whoever you decide to work with. Take one Freelancing job every morning and become your own boss! WARNING: Do not take on too many clients at one time. A Freelancing overdose can occur, resulting in a loss of quality in your work.
Do you feel under-used and under-appreciated? Do you have a build-up of old skills that never get utilized, such as graphic design, mathematics, or creative writing? Freelancing works with your own body chemistry, and skill-set, to combine all of your unsung skills into an enjoyable career made just for you! After a few doses of Freelancing, you can be utilizing all of those talents you were born to do!
Uncontrollable Control Freakiness
Are you experiencing a loss of control? Do you get annoyed by the 9-5 prison that ‘The Man’ has imposed on you? Do you find yourself making quiet cattle noises as you’re herded into the cafeteria every day? Are you ready to take back control of your life? Freelancing is made from a special blend of independence and accountability. You can work when you want, where you want and for whomever you want. Your lunch break is YOURS. You can clock in when YOU want. Take a dose of Freelancing and take back control of YOUR life!
Are you struggling to remember what it’s like to learn a new skill? Is getting the photocopier to staple your reports the only thing you’ve learned in the last month? Freelancing can help you acquire new skills and get you back to learning new things! With programs like Code Academy, you can learn how to build websites. Freelancing can open up a whole new world of skills you never knew you were passionate about. After all, knowledge is power. Please use responsibly.
Do you find yourself twitching with irritation as your cubicle-buddy tells you yet another story about how their Cockapoo made a noise like a parrot and it was SO FUNNY? Do you find yourself rolling your eyes at the latest in a long line of penguin figurines that clutter their desk? Start a course of Freelancing today and you can be penguin-free immediately. As a freelancer, you get to work in a variety of offices, coffee shops, and even from home! No more cubicle-buddies! (NOTE: If you’re the one with the penguin figurines, sorry, we can’t help you).