If you’re wondering if you should start your own freelancing business or work full-time, you’re not alone.
The other day, I went to Reddit (a community discussion board) and saw this exchange between two members:
Having a steady job with my current employer feels a lot more like being a part of a family to me…they look out for me and make sure i am doing alright. for me personally, I am way happier with a steady job.
3 years into freelancing and I’ll never go back.
Making a career transition is scary. So many questions bubble up:
Life’s too short to be stuck in indecision.
The best thing to do is to figure out which one suits your personality. I highly recommend Gretchen Rubin’s test:
So which one are you?
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Trivinia Barber Earns a Living Helping Online Business Owners Run Their Back-End Operations Through her Virtual Assistant Agency
Name: Trivinia Barber
How did you find your current career?
I found it out of necessity. I was a working mom, and when we adopted our first child, suddenly working in an office, didn’t work. I connected with a company that paired me with some amazing entrepreneurs and from there, my business was born.
Can you list all the Ways You Earn Money?
60% -Monthly Recurring Revenue
30% Net New Revenue
If you’re comfortable sharing, what is your annual income?
$1 million in businessrevenue, $350,000 in personal revenue
Is it fairly typical to earn what you earn in your field?
How would you define yourself?
Freedom-Worker: I’m location independent. I can work from anywhere.
I’m a founder of a business, so I create my destiny, my revenue streams and the business I want. I work for my clients, and myself. I don’t have a “boss”
Do you have a college degree?
Do you feel you have good work/life balance?
Unusual ways people make money that didn’t exist a decade ago?
Freelancing – Graphics, copywriting, being a VA!
If you could go back to your 13-year-old self and give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t worry so much. There are always a lot of people that are willing to take a chance on you. First though, you have to be willing to take a chance on yourself.
If there was one course or one mentor or one book or YouTube video you could recommend to a young person who’s thinking about following in your footsteps, what would it be?
Mentor: Dan Martell. Hands down.
Book: The Big Leap
Your website/social media URLs
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Many urban Millennials freelance or have side-hustles. Why? Because in the age of job insecurity, it’s the only option. Diversify your income streams. Don’t be dependent on one paycheck.
Now if you’re older than the average millennial, you’re probably thinking, I had two jobs, maybe three. I just didn’t call it a side hustle.
The difference is now there are marketplaces like Uber and TaskRabbit, Upwork and Fiverr, and so many more. It’s much easier to freelance, and have a side business than ever before.
The problem is not every side gig is right for you. So how do you decide? Based on your strengths and what you love doing naturally. For example, if you’re happiest when you’re writing, curled up on your sofa, then writing work is the best option for you. If you love the idea of helping the elderly, there are many ways to get paid to run errands for seniors. The key is to do something that does’t feel like work. You work a full-time job, the last thing you want is to feel like you have two jobs.
A friend of mine is a gifted photographer, but in her full time job, she doesn’t get to use her photography skills. So on weekends, she photographs weddings and earns $2,500 per wedding. She loves it! It’s extra cash and she’s building a portfolio so if she ever gets laid off, she can always turn her side-hustle into a full-time income. She collects testimonials and reviews from all her clients and has a superb website. So go through the list and tell me what you decided to try!
The Ultimate List of Side Hustles For Millennials
I love to write…
I love gadgets… and fixing things
I love playing video games…
I have skills…
I’m happiest when I’m teaching or coaching
I’m a social media guru
Marketing is my thing…
How do I turn my OCD into money?
I have a real estate license…
People LOVE my cooking…
I want to give back and do meaningful work…
Nonprofits are often hiring for the following positions:
Find one that resonates with your values, and offer to work for them.
They don’t always pay as well as businesses, but if you’re in a stressful job, it may be the perfect way to bring meaning to your work week.
Did you know you could earn a living as a Diabetes Coach?
I want to create products, I hate providing services…
I have a social following…
I love science/research/medicine:
I like working with my hands…
I’m great with kids!
I’m great on the phone!
I have a heart for senior citizens
People say I have lovely handwriting!
Do you have a spare room in your house or a second home?
I’m in great shape
Other Ways to Make Money
I love animals 🙂
I Love Numbers!