Sunday, October 31, 2010

Freelancing: Choosing The Right Business To Start by Mike Madrazo

These days, no one can survive on one job alone. That's why starting a small business is one of the best ways to ensure your long-term financial security (and happiness). And the easiest way to start your own business is by freelancing. Here's how to choose the right freelancing business to start.

Question #1 - What are you good at?

What are your core competencies? I believe every single one of us has a special "gift" within us which, when used to the hilt, can actually make the community (and in freelancing, the WORLD) a better place. And it's this gift that should form the foundation of your freelancing business.

What's your gift? Is it writing? Web design? Coding? Graphic arts? Clerical or accounting work?

Remember that any business is meant to create VALUE for its customers. And the better you are at your skill, the more value your new freelancing business will create, and the better off you, your clients, and their customers will be.

Question #2 - What do you like doing?

Confucius once said "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." So if you're going into freelancing anyway, you might as well be doing something your heart is fully into!

Of all the "gifts" I mentioned above (and any other skills that may have come to your mind), which one is your favorite? What's that one thing you'd LOVE to do every single day, even if the pay wasn't spectacular?

Remember -- it's always best to choose ONLY one gift to center your freelancing business around, so it might as well be something you absolutely love. After all, it's not only hard work that makes a business thrive, but also the PASSION behind that hard work!

Question #3 - Are you ready?

Freelancing is a challenge that many rise up to, but few ultimately conquer. Are you ready for it? The world today is in desperate need of effective, skilled freelancers. And I'll be glad to help you get started!

Mike Madrazo is a young freelance writer who believes in freelancing as the gateway to financial security. Subscribe to his blog to receive free daily freelancing advice and tips, as well as a sprinkle of spiritual nutrition to make the journey worthwhile.