For some, becoming a freelancer is something that suddenly happens, either out of necessity or spontaneity. But that wasn’t the case for me — I wanted to be a freelancer for nearly three years. I wasn’t ready when I first began thinking about it. I wasn’t ready after a year. Or two. I wasn’t ready a month — or even weeks — before I made the final decision. The thought of quitting my day job to be independent seemed insane. Today I want to share how I finally mustered up the courage to do it.
I had a problem when I was writing my previous blog post, Social Media Share Buttons Impact on Performance. I have not yet established an audience for my blog, so when I published that post I was worried that hardly anyone would read it.
I thought the post was well done, probably my best so far. I spent a lot of time on it, and I felt like it was adding something valuable.
My survival instincts kicked in and I began sending tweets to people to get them to take a look at my post. Few of them were people that I had interactions with in the past; most of these people did not know who I was. I didn’t give it much thought, I just knew I had to find a way to get someone to read that article.