Full-time in-office work opportunities are presently being superseded by short-term contracts, often known as freelance work. Many misconstrue freelancers as people who had no opportunity for a real job and thus ended up picking what was left. On the contrary, only a freelancer knows how real it feels to direct one’s own professional life; to be the owner and the financial head of oneself is no easy deal! This is probably the reason behind a third of the US workforce resorting to the “gig culture” of freelancing. Very soon, these independent professionals will win over the corporate community to become the backbone of the American workforce. Here is why you need to plunge into the gig economy of freelancing while still in college:
CHANNEL YOUR FREELANCING CREATIVITY
Each one of us has a talent. But only a few of us know how to mold that talent into something that translates to money or fame. You might be a great artist, a developer or might even someone who just speaks good English. Each of this is a talent that when put on paper or on social media profiles could help recruiters reach you. So if you know a new language – be a translator, developed a simple application – well, that’s the stepping into a developer’s shoes, wrote a small story – we’ve found a content creator, have huge social media fan base – and here is a marketer with no degree or even if you helped organize a toddlers birthday party – event organizers are high on demand; put it out for the recruiters to know you and see yourself as a financially independent sophomore who pays for his/her own education!
A NEW CAREER OPTION
Putting yourself out as a freelancer is you taking the baby into the professional world. At a time when you’ve got less or rather no experience, except for the small projects that you’d done in college; freelancing will give you a solid start. What you’d started as a hobby might soon develop into a career that defines your passion. The beginning might not be great, but once you start building a clientele, you’ve got a world of your own!
SIDE HUSTLES FOR EXTRA INCOME
The unanimous cry of every student in the university is the lack of money. Most of you out at the university may be grumbling over all the goodies that you couldn’t buy. But then, we are on the verge of adulthood and it is high time we stopped reaching out to our parents for money. How about earning them by yourself? Sounds like a laborious task? Not at all! We are the digital natives and there is not a moment we are out of the reach of technology. So, why don’t you use them for freelancing? Set up your business profile and put yourself across the table of the recruiters on the job portals of HireOwl!
WORK FROM HOME
Most of us out here are merely willing to attend university because almost everything we’d want to learn is available on the internet. Given this attitude about something as basic as education, one can imagine the chances a work environment would stand. Being the first generation of digital natives, we’re great with using technology for our convenience – from the automated doors to robots; we hustle within our comforts. This is probably why freelancing seems to be an attractive pursuit for all – specifically college seniors. Study during the day, work in the evenings or even over the weekends. Everything happens at your word. What is more liberating than getting to choose your employer, the place where you’d want to work and even the pay scale you would like?
All you need is a stable internet connection, a phone, a laptop (or you might visit a net café) and an account on HireOwl – you are all set to connect with the greats of the industry!