FREELANCING IN INDIA 101 – PART 1

We all know someone who is a freelancer and we cannot help but be in awe of their lifestyle. The flexible hours, the travelling, the freedom; it is all one can dream of. I really think that for us women, freelance work seems like the best suited option given how family responsibilities seem never ending and we are naturally expected to adjust our careers. Also applicable for women like me whose husbands are in a transferable job and we keep hopping from one state to another.

So if you are planning to tread the freelancing waters, let me tell you the perils and the quirks of the same. At the same time, equip you with certain tools that will come in handy.

Ready?


FIGURE OUT YOUR WHY

As random as it may sound, it is very important for you to be very very clear about why you wish to start a freelancing career. How do you think your life will change for the better? What are you looking for? More free time? Less travel? More money? Less stress? Make a list of 10-20 reasons why you want to venture out on your own. It will help you clear your head and design your career in a way so that you stay true to your vision.


HAVE A DISCIPLINED ROUTINE

Okay let us get one thing straight, freelancing is not a piece of cake. It is not easy, and it definitely not ‘ho jayega’ kind of work. Freelancing requires determination and utmost discipline. The discipline you put into your work can make or break your freelance career.