Why You Should Become a Freelancer in 2014

You can’t rely on one income stream if you really want to become rich, whether online or offline.

I’ve come to realize that little drops of water here and there truly form the ocean.

Whatever you do online, I think you should become a freelancer. If you’re not a freelancer, a lot of opportunities to make more money would elude you.

And you don’t even have to do the job yourself – just be prepared to supervise and gauge the quality of the gig. The term “gig” simply means temporary job or short-term job. So when you become a freelancer, you’re not going to turn a staff automatically. You still have a say and can be in total control of your life.

You’ve what it takes

I’m confident you’ve what it takes to make money as a freelancer. Come to think of it. If you’ve a skill that few people have, that’s a goldmine. I started out online writing guest posts for clients and in the first few months, I made more money than I’ve ever made working a day job for 2 years.

The edge you’ve as a blogger is your skill. That’s why I cringe when I see bloggers who don’t know how to do a thing – not even wordpress installations (find it here). It’s so pathetic because there are step by step tutorials to guide anyone.

Why not learn how to design websites, install wordpress or even customize a theme. These are special skills people can hire you to do for them. Time is a precious commodity online and it’s obvious that the 24 hours isn’t enough for most folks. Is it enough for you?

Essentially, these folks need your services. Did you realize that John Chow also does freelance business? He gives out special bonus and hosting rewards so he can install wordpress blog for you – even the expert knows better.

Waiting can be boring

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How do I mean? If you’ve niche sites that are fairly new and sometimes don’t make daily sales, you can’t continue to wait and hope for miracles to happen.

Fill in the blank spaces by becoming a freelancer. Market your services at the right places and waste no time to ditch clients who don’t value your time.

Let’s say I generate $1000 this month from affiliate marketing, and $384.78 from taking up gigs how much have I made this month? That’s a cool $1,384.78. If I hadn’t taken up those gigs, I’d simply waste time on facebook, other blogs, twitter and pinterest all in the name of being productive on social media.

A word is enough for the wise.

Act fast before you lose that cash!

Every new person who visits your blog is a potential client. I dare you to add a “hire me” or “work with me” page to your blog right now. Specify what you can do best and set a fair price according to what you’re worth and the leading industry rates. Come on, it’s as simple as that.

While waiting for clickbank and Amazon to send your monthly commission or for consistent product sales, wear the freelance hat and start smiling to the bank.

If you’re a freelancer, share your success story or challenge in the comment box. Thanks for reading. See you at the top!

15 thoughts on “Why You Should Become a Freelancer in 2014”

  1. rakesh kumar says:

    This is wonderful, right now i am developing niche wordpress themes that i used to sell through my blog, now i think i should also create one such page on my blog that defines my skills well and lets hope for the better results. Thanks micheal for posting this wonderful article. Keep in touch

    1. I. C. Daniel says:

      That’s limited audience, you need to outsource buddy to make the big $$$ roll in.
      I can recommend freelance boards such as Guru, Odesk, Freelancer to make it work!

  2. As a freelancer one can make money online.Some reputed sites are available to join free of cost.Odesk,elance delivers freelancing opportunities

  3. Roman says:

    Hi Michael,

    I’m not a freelancer yet. Your post made me thinking about becoming a freelancer.
    Thanks for an idea.

    Best wishes,

  4. Mi Muba says:

    Hey Michael
    It is so cool to never put all your eggs in one basket in every type of activity.
    Now in regular blogging competition has stiffen so much so that one has no choice but to go for freelancing. My freelance income is more than half of my total blogging income. It shows how supportive it is to keep earning big for a happy life.

  5. Vikas Yadav says:

    I think with the increases uses of the internet around the globe, most of the people entirely base on the internet so there are cont. increases the work of freelance. Thanks a lot sharing these useful tips with us.

  6. Hi Michael,

    True and great advice. I love that you said “I’ve come to realize that little drops of water here and there truly form the ocean.” – You sound like me! I have working as a freelancer for past 3 years. Right now Ive engaged myself in blogging, internet marketing and wordpress blog designing. Because, the earning become limited if I engaged my whole day in writing.
    Thanks so much for sharing! I think you and I would make good coffee buddies since we seem to approach things the same way. Since distance separates us, I raise a cup of virtual coffee to you! 🙂

  7. faisal says:

    Freelancing is flourishing, just look at Fiverr.

  8. Thanks for this useful post.

    I don’t like fiverr. There are many fake accounts in fiverr. I am not a freelancer yet. After I read your post, I thought about becoming freelancer.

  9. Freelancing can be a hell, the competition is so hard, double work until you get a good income, do not stop your current job until you earn more on freelance than your current job.

  10. Nicely written, Mike.

    Since I took to the online world, I have never had the course to think twice! When people still don’t understand how to leverage their skills to provide service (and a nice income by the side), I sincerely wonder what else they will ever understand.

    Recently, I added a ‘freelance’ service banner on my blog…it has brought me a nice number of clients who are completely satisfied and made me some dollars richer.

    Your entry is right on point.


  11. Sheeroh says:

    This is spot on! I started out freelancing – I am a transcriber – and just recently launched my blog. The good thing with freelancing is the cash comes in quickly unlike with a blog. I’m realizing that. Good to know I’m on the right track.

  12. Samer says:

    I never focused on Affiliate marketing, but now working on Theme Designing, If of my theme is in the pipeline, My first theme will be free and later will sell it to themeforest.

  13. Jayashree says:

    Well Said Michael. There are tons of freelancing opportunities available and we should keep our eyes wide open and grab the opportunities which suits our skills to make money freelancing.

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