This site uses JavaScript—Adblock must be disabled to view some JavaScript functions

Welcome to LanceBase

Ready to join the forum? A diverse community of freelance professionals awaits.

How did everybody Get involved in Freelancing?

Discussion in 'Freelance Community Chat' started by shmathur, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. shmathur

    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    United...
    I am just wondering what drove everybody here on this forum to get involved with freelancing in general? Did a classic 9-5 job not appeal to you, or were you laid off or was there some sort of difficulty you had that held you back from working normally. Or do you guys freelance in addition to having a normal 9-5 day job. I am very new to freelancing and I am just curious how other people decided that this is what they want to do?
     
  2. HeidiMull

    HeidiMull Registered Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Posts:
    21
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    USA
    For me, it was definitely a difficulty that held me back from working "normally" (though I consider 9-5 jobs a pretty unnatural thing that has been conditioned into us as "normal"). I got ill at age 16 and have been too disabled to work since. Before then I was making pretty good money as a babysitter, house cleaner, organizer, yard care person, etc, so it made sense to me to go back to working odd jobs the moment I was well enough to do so.

    If or when I become well enough to work a more "classic" job then I'll have a decision to make, but until then I'm just going to do the best I can with what I've got! The flexibility of freelancing is what currently allows me to work around all my health difficulties, and I really appreciate that.
     
  3. avatarivn

    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    In my case, I guess I just got tired of the normal 9-5 jobs and decided to test my hand at freelancing: I am hopeful to eventually work only as a freelance and get rid of the obligations a company impose on me.

    Besides, as a person with severe social anxiety, I haven't found a formal job where I can thrive. So I spend most office day just hanging there.
     
    smwas86 and chrisg like this.
  4. JessicaL

    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Wednesday
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    I always freelanced while I was working a full-time job. As time went on, I found I enjoyed the freelancing more than the full-time job. I also wanted more freedom to travel and to have a career where I could work from anywhere. Freelancing 100% gave me that option (I am a Chicago native currently writing today from Prague).
     
    chrisg likes this.
  5. smwas86

    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Thursday
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is very encouraging. I am a new freelancer. Still hoping to get atleast one client.
     
  6. avatarivn

    Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    @smwas86 By all means, hang in there!

    Freelancer is not about getting the first job fast, is about lasting long enough until a job you enjoy appears.
     

Share This Page