Working as a freelancer can be rewarding. But, the days, weeks or months (in some cases) before success can test the metal that made you. To pull through you need to be PERSISTENT!
Here are five examples of people that defeated the odds in the 21st century of online office spaces and service providers.
The One Who Stumbled On a Book
Mark isn’t your average Joe. He is the kind of talent that many companies in Silicon Valley would give an arm and a leg to have on their team. He had worked in Washington DC for seven years as an internet service operator for a renowned company in the area.
He wasn’t making enough at the time, so he decided to choose a different path. Fast forward two years later, and Mark is still doing what he does best. He reads for a living. He is a seasoned script editor and proofreader making figures he could only dream of some years ago.
The One That Got the Boot
Even though Tracy, 24, had a stable job as a front desk attendant at a bank in Texas, she wasn’t going home satisfied. For one her newborn was seeing less of her, and she knew all too well the perils of not growing up with your child. So took time to her maternity leave to learn how to write blog posts.
She now writes blog posts as a ghostwriter for numerous blogs. She is five years post her maternity leave, without the burden of a 9 – 5 job and making a stable income while enjoying the company of her son and younger brother at home most of the time.
The One Who Didn’t Graduate
College is not for everyone, and Bill found this out a little too late. With one year left to be certified an Engineer, he quit school and learned to program the hard way; on his own. Well, no hard lessons learned on his six figures now. He makes the rubber stamp six figures every year working as a freelancer for major tech giants, including firms where he took internships during his college years.
The One Who Fell In Love
You won’t blame her if you have ever been to Paris; it is almost like love is the air on the street. And Mary met Lamar on the street of Paris at a coffee stand; she had to choose between her job in London and the potential for a forever with Lamar. She chose the latter and thanks her stars today for it and now works from home as a Virtual assistant for some fashion brands all over France. She is making a stable income, spending time with her now husband who also works from home and learning a language she feels soothes the nervous system as a whole.
The One Who Suffered an Injury
Jane had a lot to give, but with a broken arm in recovery, she couldn’t maintain her job at the grocery store anymore. So when she signed up as a freelance voice-over artist six years ago, she had little doubts. Well, there are no doubts now; has voiced commercials and animation movies alike. She is more than satisfied with letting her voice work for her.