For our daily necessities, we require money. To earn that money we need to do jobs that pay well. For that, we apply to different companies with our degrees and certificates as proof of our capabilities. After some interviews, if we are hired we go to the office regularly and fulfill our duties which following a schedule. Some have physical disabilities or some are facing situations because of which they aren’t able to do jobs far away from home or some because of financial issues were unable to get the qualification to apply for a job.
In the past, it was unthinkable for such people to lead a proper life without depending on others. But now it’s possible. Forget about going far as long as they have a skill that they are good at and access to a computer that’s connected to the internet then they don’t even have to step outside the house they can earn online.
Modern technology has evolved so much over the years that not only have the digital sectors evolved and became more powerful and easier to utilize but also many opportunities have opened up as well. Now there are many platforms available that offer different types of jobs from which you can choose the one that fits your skillset. Yeah, you heard it right skillset, not degrees or certificates. So rack up what you are good at and start using it to earn money. Well if you are wondering which site you should follow well there are lots if you were to search the web. For instance,
- Upwork (https://www.upwork.com/)
- Fiverr (https://www.fiverr.com/)
- Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/)
- Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/)
- Streaming Plug (https://www.streamingplug.com/)
- Vocal (https://vocal.media/)
- Hubpages (https://discover.hubpages.com/)
- and many more.
Some of them allow you to get a job through them while others give you the chance to earn money from people who love your work.
But here’s the thing in every field there are some things that you have to keep an eye on when you are a beginner. These can be considered as common mistakes by rookies. But they can be easily avoided just by being careful. Ignorance and lack of knowledge are the reasons for such mistakes. Thus I will inform you about them so that you can be careful about them. Though I say they are generally done rookies even some veterans do them cause of habit.
Looking to gain without investing
This is a common act many beginners do. They expect to gain profit online easily without investing a dime. But that’s not true. No matter which job brings you profit you have to spend if you want to gain. At best there might be cheap routes but no free route. For example, suppose you are a new streamer and you have an account on youtube. Now opening an account on youtube is completely free. You just need a google account. And to create an upload you can just use your mobile camera. But with only this can you earn money? That is a no. People need to know of you to start viewing your video stream.
But how would they know? For that, you have to share it but at most, you can share with people you know. But would they like it and share it that would be up to them. But the chances of your success it’s low. Cause nowadays the quality of streams on youtube has gone way up as well as people’s expectations. But to make those types of videos you would need better equipment and direction. Other than that to market it must spend buck as well so that the platforms may show ads of your streams at their discretion. From this, I hope you have realized that if you want something to be successful you need to invest in it as well. Nothing is free.
Lack of maintaining a schedule
It’s very important to have an orderly schedule in place. Cause this will not only help you to utilize your time but also allow you to finish your work in due time as well. The more organized you are the better and quicker results will be produced.
Lack of patience
Many newcomers even some who have been in this field for some time have this problem. You have to understand no matter how much you market or how many people know of your presence they are not gonna hire you to talk they are gonna hire you for your skill. And people who don’t know your skill level you can’t expect them to trust you with their work overnight. That’s why portfolios are so important. They help people to understand your skill level and judge whether to hire you or not. But even then it will take time. This you have to have patience. In this field, if you wanna succeed that patience is an important aspect.
Not reading the job condition
This is another very common mistake. Sometimes newcomers don’t read the job requirements fully because of which many loopholes in their work could be seen that will not only cause the problem but also will become a headache for the client as well. And because of this same consequence like the previous point might be repeated.
Taking on more than you can chew
Lots of time people look at the money and keep on taking jobs like they don’t have enough. But in the process, they forget to realize that taking more than one can handle can backfire on them. For instance, because of so much work, they won’t be able to complete easy works before deadlines because of which the clients will give you bad reviews. Because of this, you might lose your existing clients. And future will think twice before hiring you.
Erik Hanson on July 25, 2021:
A very informative and well written article.