When people think about ways that they could earn extra money freelancing, the initial idea can feel overwhelming. And the picture in their head of what it might look like is just too vague. Or maybe it conjures up too many hurdles. And too many chances to fail.
I call that process thinking. Getting caught up in the details of “how to” instead of simply setting your mind on “Let’s get started. I’ll find a way.” Process is important. In fact, it can be critical. And we’ll get to that soon.
But first comes the vision of what it is you want to create. The other details will fall in place as you go along. Plus having a clear vision, will help you when obstacles pop up. They always do.
Choosing a freelancing specialty
Unless you already know exactly what you want to do, this part can take some time to materialize. And it’s worth giving yourself that time. Think of it as the first step in turning the idea to earn extra money freelancing into an actual business.
Some general areas for you to think about to help you come up with possible independent contractor (freelancing) businesses: [Read more…]