Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Unlike the other professions, the freelancing career has got more challenges and responsibilities. No other company or persons would take the responsibility of your work. Any issues happen; the question comes to you only. The coin has got another side; any acclaim comes to your way only. No other person can claim the credit of your success.
Well Success!! Is it just a seven letter word? No; hard work, talent, potential, luck and many more factors should work out together to accomplish the seven letter word. If you think that we can have an overnight success in the freelancing career, then you are mistaken. There should be a lot of observation needed. Patience, tolerance & hard work should be you input. It’s not necessary that you should get all your assignments approved. But the mentality to go on and give a try continuously should be there.
You might have heard the story of the bird which reached the top of the tree by eating bullshit and within seconds collapsed. The moral of the story should be kept in your mind. “Bullshit will take you to heights, but won’t let you stay there longer. Hence the main pint in your mind should be that you should make sure that what ever you do should be flawless in terms of quality.
Freelancing career is like a one-man-show. We need to give ourselves the time to land safely. The toughest part is to establish ourselves and leave our identity. The effort/turnover ratio would in very lower digits initially. But the main thing is how you handle the situation. We can wait and try again and again till we reach our destiny. You might have read the book “Who moved my Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. The protagonists of the story are two mice. This  is the story of four characters living in a "Maze" who face unexpected change when they discover their "Cheese" has disappeared. Sniff and Scurry, who are mice, and Hem and Haw, little people the size of mice, each adapt to change in their "Maze" differently. The narrator uses the two tiny creatures as the media to explain the importance of will power. Never give up. Try again and again. There is not even a single instance wherein hard worked hasn’t paid.
Well begun is half done.  If we succeed in making our identity, then we can count on the positive response. The amount of pain that we should take would be on the higher side. We should take enough pain. Then only we would get long lasting success. If you are looking for a successful freelancing career, keep all these in mind.