We are starting off this article by saying that there is no better time to freelance than now! You may be someone who may have been doing the 9-5 for the most part of your career or someone who has grown up watching this routine, wanting to do things differently. When we ask our professionals what the most challenging part of their freelance careers has been, most of them respond by saying, “ deciding if I was ready or not”.
Flexibility, variety, and independence are three ways freelancing is popularly described as. It is definitely no secret that remote workers benefit from less to zero commuting, reduced stress, along with increased wellness and productivity. Isn’t the thought of sipping coffee and working on the kitchen table more appealing than rushing to catch the morning bus to reach the office. As a freelancer, you will have the chance to define and fulfil your tasks and projects on your own terms. COVID 19 has been a surefire catalyst in spurring this trend as businesses and companies have also downsized and have taken to hiring independent workers and freelancers in a large way.
A global report by Payoneer found that with a 46% increase in new freelancers between the first and second quarter of 2022, India ranked as the second fastest-growing freelance market. Thus proving that the upswing is clearly visible on the demand side too. At VOIZ, you can be assured that there will always be work for you to find and always the chance to learn new skills and earn new badges and certifications through various courses and assessments! Doesn’t matter if you have zero professional experience or a lifetime full of them, you are always welcome at VOIZ!
Here’s the thing: there is no way to know for sure whether the freelance career is right for you but we have managed to narrow it down to a few telltale signs that indicate that you are ready to give it a shot.
Here are 6 signs that you are ready to pursue a freelance career with VOIZ:
- You enjoy learning
As a freelancer, you are solely responsible for sharpening your skills and even developing new ones. At VOIZ, you will have the opportunity to be a part of plenty of training programs, assessment courses, etc. Train yourself to be a cutting-edge professional and gain experience from working with varied projects and processes. If you are someone who is excited about the opportunity to hone new skills, then that’s a telltale sign for you to join the freelancing career line.
- You’re craving flexibility, freshness, and freedom
One of the biggest benefits of freelancing full-time is having the freedom to work around your schedule in any way that you want to! Since you manage your own working days and hours, you are not required to adhere to traditional working hours. Freelancing not only gives you more control over your workload but also gives you an insight into what your schedule is like. Your work schedule largely depends on how many projects you have signed up for at once.
While working as a freelancer with VOIZ, you can apply for jobs based on your hours and days of availability and preference. If you are someone who thrives on freedom, flexibility, and freshness
- You’re excited by the prospect of working from anywhere
Repeated sentiments about how freelancing gives you the freedom to work from anywhere and at any time very much apply here! Having the autonomy to choose the type of work that interests you, and work the hours that you want to, from wherever you want to, helps individuals break free from the regular monotony of working life making them more accountable, productive and happier.
If you are someone who enjoys the idea of working from home or working while travelling, then that is another telltale sign of you ready to launch your career as a freelancer.
- You thrive when working independently
In traditional jobs, you would normally be accountable to a manager or a boss. But as a freelancer, you will be your own boss. One big sign that you’re ready to be a freelancer is that you don’t a team to feel a sense of job satisfaction. Sure, you might receive direction on projects from a supervisor or manager from time to time but mostly you have the ability to work self-sufficiently and you prefer to. If you are an independent worker and are on the journey of self-monitoring and self-awareness, then you are more cut out for becoming a freelancer than you think you are.
- You’re more productive when you aren’t in the office
70% of our professional freelancers who are signed up with VOIZ are those who love their pyjamas and do better at home than in your office space. Are you the sort of person who will often take work home with you and work from the comfort and quietude of your home office? And are you constantly asking your boss to let your work from home as the office has too many distractions or that you just feel like your productivity goes up a notch when you’re in a more comfortable setting? Then, this is a huge reason for you to start working as a freelancer.
- You’re craving a better work-life balance
Needing work-life balance is another sign that you are ready for the freelance work setup. If you have very little time to spend with family or have grown up watching family members work constantly and you are craving a different way of working, then your time is now! If you want to workout out, and spend time with family and friends while also having the time to pursue personal interests, then freelancing is the way to go!
If all of these signs resonate with you, then you are probably more than ready to be a freelancer! Hop on our website and sign up to get started as one.