This Article is bursting major Freelancing myths!

It’s Time to ‘Myth Proof’ Your Idea of Freelancing

Freelancers are the ones who couldn’t find jobs and thus, took up whatever work they could take up. This atrocious myth is fast dissipating from the minds of people but still has a really long way to go.

Freelancing as a profession has always been blurry. While you might guess what a doctor’s life would be, you can’t guess much about freelancing unless you jump on the field and get your hands mud dirty. For plenty of you out there, maybe its the boulder of myths that is holding you back. Here is a comprehensive list of myths and the associated realty. Thank us later !

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  1. You are a Freelancer! You got to be FREE!

Freelancers tend to get bullied a lot for this. Freelancers are supposed to have ample time in their lives, after all, they don’t have a demonic boss to feed on their time.

The Gospel Truth: A freelancer is mostly working for more number of hours a week just so that he/she can continue freelancing. The few initial months or years are always challenging as well as motivating for a freelancer and he/she strives to stretch the limits. There is no IN and OUT time. There are no biometric gates to make sure you were in office. But there is always a raging fire inside, pushing you to perform incessantly.

Freelancer Myth vs Reality

  1. It’s Everyone’s Cup of Tea

You might be the best performer at your corporate office. If you can handle a job, you can handle a freelance assignment.

The cup of reality: If lured by greater work-life balance associated with freelancing, you are thinking of ditching your job, you got to access your chances of excelling as a freelancer. Freelancing is an extremely challenging and gruelling platform. Also, since freelancing always carries a certain degree of uncertainty, it takes a certain kind of fearless and doughty personality to take it up.

  1. Freelancing is not a career! It’s a Wall!

We all need walls of support to lean back on. So when your boss gives you that ugly pink slip, freelancing is what you can lean back on. That’s how all the freelancers in the world were born.

The Wall Smashing Truth: There are professionals in the world who willingly quit their job for freelancing. Freelancing can be an option but mostly it’s a choice. Like there are dream jobs in the world, there are dream freelancing portfolios as well.

  1. All it takes is a cool and quirky website

You website can be your note churning machine. All you need to invest in, is a website.

Reality: The Web of ‘Truths’: Sure, you can go ahead a invest time and money on your website but please understand that your website is only one aspect of your freelancing career that can take care of SEO, traffic as well as give a digital presence to your idea. It can’t be you HR, marketer, salesperson, business head and CEO. All that, you need to be yourself.

  1. It’s FREElancing

Getting work done from a freelancer is the cheapest option. Freelancers don’t have much choice, so they are going to accept whatever you offer.

A free dose of reality: Freelancers are often highly sought after professionals at par with industry standards. Freelancers are passionate for their work and deserve to get paid accordingly.

More power to freelancers! More respect for freelancers!

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Here is how ‘Business Networking’ can do the Magic for you!

amazing benefits of_Business Networking_(1)Nurturing an idea and curating it into a thriving business is not an easy task. It might take years to take your business to the desired heights and the competition or the challenges may still be daunting. Committing yourself to a business is lifetime devotion and requires an inextinguishable drive. This is what forms the threshold of a successful business career and here is where a ‘healthy business network’ starts working like a Magic Wand. Many people think that networking is only about contacts and a way to reach potential customers but this is just a myth.

Networking is an all-encompassing aspect that can bring the best out of you, especially by connecting you with like-minded people.

A network, where there are shared goals, complementing ideas and mutual enthusiasm, such network can be the breeding ground for flourishing businesses. A business network can thus be rightly called the lifeline of any business. Here are some of the other incredible benefits a business network:

  • Hallmark Your Business With Leads :

Yes, I did mention that this is not the only benefit of networking but this is pretty much one of the primary benefits of networking. No matter what the hallmarks of a business are, if there aren’t enough leads to let the business to its full potential, then there isn’t much you can do with the other hallmarks of the business. Also, the references generated through networking are usually of high worth. Most of the referrals are pre-qualified. The business owner has then just to follow up on the referrals and convert them into to patrons. So, generally the business gets high quality references from networking as compared to other forms of lead generation and references work a great deal in designing pretty business scenarios.

  • Guidance is Always Around  

How often we face scenarios in business as well in real lives wherein we feel the need to ask questions and get relevant answers. In business, guidance is not just one of the tools but a necessity. If as a business owner you are empowered with a great network, them invaluable guidance is always around. You can learn from other’s experiences and evolve as a businessman/businesswoman or even as a person.

  • Confidence Generation

Networking on a regular basis, talking to different people about product and services increases the self-confidence of the business builder. The confidence generated is very much essential to take the enterprise ahead. Confidence makes the owner talk to unknown people or potential customers as the business is dependent on interacting with people and making acquaintances.

  • Sprouting Sources of New information:

Mostly, running successful business depends on how informed you are. Information is everywhere and the only way you can make a difference is by exploring generally unavailable yet phenomenally useful information. And the best way to let information flow seamlessly and travel to you is by maintaining a flexible business network.

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Networking is a perfect occasion to swap over knowledge, learn about the business techniques of your peers and stay abreast of the latest industry developments. An extensive network of knowledgeable, interconnected contacts means broader access to new and valuable information.

  • Bright ideas:

Networking can be a brilliant resource of new outlook and ideas. Exchanging information on challenges, practices and objectives is another key benefit of networking.  It helps gaining fresh insights that may be not thought of. Also giving out innovative and helpful thoughts to fellow members to solve their set of problems is a brilliant way to showcase as a problem solver.

  • A BRAND New Image:

Today, no matter that domain your business belongs to, you are bound to face competition. However, there is one way to surpass the competition and march ahead and that comes with branding, when your business becomes synonymous with a set of values and a set of quality standards.

Networking helps a great deal is creating a brand out of a business as mostly the people in your network will be opinion makers and once you are able to effectively communicate your business’s brand image to them, they will be able to help that image flourish by word of mouth. A business network gives such a holistic makeover to your business that it won’t be wrong today that truly,

“Your network is your Net worth.”

Promoting and fostering relations with the contacts is certainly beneficial for both. It not only widens the professional approach but also gains easy access to beneficial opportunities.

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Author: Mr. Sameer Gudhate