You took a lot of courses already, you are aware of different ways to be a successful freelancer or work-at-home professional, you have monetized your online business but somehow, you are still at lost which path to take. Does that sound familiar?
Most of us have been through the same dilemma of finding a niche that you can flourish in. In FBP 158, Blender Jorel asks about finding a freelancing career in a maze of all possible choices.
Passion vs. Curiosity
Much has been said about following your passion these days. While this is true, the advice does not apply to everyone, especially for practical reasons. For example, my passion is basketball. I enjoy playing and watching games but there is no way now that I can monetize that passion (maybe I will one day!)
It’s not really “follow your passion” but follow your curiosity.
That is always my advice.
Four years ago, I was interested in freelancing not because I was a freelancer but because I was a graphic design hobbyist. It started not as a passion but as an area that I was curious about.
Now how do you find your natural inclinations? Listen to the podcast to know my tried-and-tested ways on how to find out your interests. My wife did this too and this is how we found out what niche she would be most effective in.
In the end, it is a matter of trying out what you are interested in. There’s no guarantee of success but even if you fail, the most important thing is to learn from it. Then pick yourself back up and try the next one.
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