A stable job means security for many people. When you fulfill instructions, adhere to the rules, come to work at a definite time, your life is structured. You feel safe, but such repetitive lifestyle is often associated with boredom and dullness. Added fatigue, lack of dynamics and lowered self-esteem generate a thirst for changes, especially in ambitious and creative people. They need changes, but changes always bring risk about.
In this article, we are to discuss a transition from being a corporate human element into becoming an independent professional. To tackle such transformation, you should answer a range of inconvenient questions.
1) Are you ready to take responsibility for your own financial balance?
For dealing with this question, come up for yourself with an activity which will really yield money. Perhaps, that will be your hobby provided that you are highly sophisticated in it and it is in high demand. Maybe one of your office skills will underlie your individual success.
So, you might become a prominent photographer, nail designer or fitness coach. Equally, you may get involved in coaching on finances, accounting, or you may benefit from freelance proofreading, translating or programming.
After that, elaborate your business plan covering initial and further costs and investments. Prepare funds to secure your possible periods without revenues.
Get to know about all permissive documents, licenses and registration procedure.This is a boring advice, but it is worth following.
2) Are you good at dealing with customers or (!!!) their absence?
Before starting up, you should find your first customers. Ask them what they value in your service or product, stimulate constructive criticism. Scan the Internet to discover the market niche and whether or not it is fully occupied.
While you are still at your corporate job, sacrifice one vacation or more for trying your business. Analyze your coping with deadlines, the structure of profits and expenses. Think what to do during an idle period with partial or total absence of workload.
When you start your own affair, be prepared for a certain extent of isolation. In particular, you may lack customers and workload at the initial stages. Perceive it as a stimulus for upgrading and updating what you do.
On the other hand, surround yourself with a group of people who will cheer you up. They may be your friends or family members who know your skills well. They should be there for you underline your strong points in case of your temporary frustration.
3) Is your planned occupation second nature of yours? Are you committed to dedicate your entire self to your affair?
At the outset, you will perform a bulk of diversified duties. You will certainly work extra time if you get the desired number of customers. They will set individual requirements. You will need to tailor customized solutions if you want them to remain YOUR clients.
When your individual project is already ongoing, announce it to as many people as possible. Take care of advertising, and prevent the so-called imposter syndrome, which will be encompassed in our future articles.