If you have reached this article, you should have become aware of what entrepreneurship is in general and what you need now are the ways in which you can go on to succeed in self-employment and which of the many areas available should you choose?
Of course, if you have decided to start a business or are seriously thinking about it, you probably have some sort of idea of what you can do.This is usually the common advice: listen to your heart and what you like, and move to work with something you love and have a great passion for. While this may seem logical to some, the reality is different from imagining here, and just pursuing what you love is rarely the right way forward.
In order to choose the right course for you that gives you the best options for success, you can follow the following questions and answer each of them for the specialty you want, if your answer to all questions is yes, this field is probably suitable for you, but with each negative answer will be The field is harder and harder on you.
What do you want to get into is your primary domain and do you have good experience within it?
Although a strong passion for a discipline can benefit you by making you more motivated to learn, it is unfortunately not the basis of choice.Regardless of your emotion, you should pay careful attention to what you want to enter into your field of expertise or at least close to it. The farther away from your experience, the more difficult it will be to succeed and take longer to achieve.
If you really want to succeed, you should think carefully about your choice, and know if you have enough to really work in this area as a free agent, not just an amateur. Of course you can always learn and increase your experience in any field you want over time, but if you want to join the labor market as soon as possible, it is better to choose what you know and prefer to what you love.
Is there strong competition against you in this area? Are you good enough to excel?
This point is very important and is responsible for the failure of many people in the areas of self-employment repeatedly. Since you have some experience in a field that is never enough, you must look carefully at the market you intend to enter and the extent of competition in terms of supply and demand. .
In fact, this can be seen directly in the field of graphic design. They can lower the payment ceiling to whatever extent they want.
Of course, if the market has a very large offer like design and translation, it does not mean that you can not succeed in it, but simply it will be much harder to walk in the field because you will need a lot of talent and excellence to be able to appear at all, and you will need to wait a long time before making a big name Enough to attract the best customers who pay the money you deserve instead of paying the minimum possible for the service provided.
Is there a market large enough that there is enough demand to cover your offer?
Suppose that the specialist you want to enter does not have a pre-glut of the largest supply of demand, and you already have a good experience in it. This is not enough, but you should know if the field you want to enter is large enough to allow for an active and continuous labor market within which you can periodically find and choose opportunities.
This is one of the most absent things in the minds of self-employed job seekers. And achieve interest.
For example, you can look at an area like sound, edit it, and compose music together. Profession for years or even decades, entering the field is almost impossible only through knowledge and not through self-employment in the traditional form.
Is working within this field appropriate to the free time you already have?
This question may seem very strange to some. Self-employed by definition is work that suits your time rather than having to make your time fit with it, but being more flexible is usually not that any work you do can be very fragmented. Work that you can accomplish If you devote an hour or two to it every day, there are other work needs to work continuously and long-term exclusively.
For example, you can talk about programming. Although in principle you can write one line of code every half hour if you want, everyone knows that doing the work effectively will require you to start and then spend hours continuously focused so as not to lose your train of ideas, If you decide to work for an hour each day, for example, you’ll find that it takes more than one hour to return to the train of your previous thoughts and you do not have enough time to make a real change.
Of course, programming is not the only one, and even it is not always a requirement for continuous uninterrupted time (some can work intermittently without problems), but the important thing here is to realize that there are tasks that become much more difficult if you decide to divide them into parts, and if you do not have enough time Every day (if you already have a traditional full-time job, for example) you won’t really be able to progress and stay behind the execution schedule and you may lose your customers with the result.
Can you really work alone and do you have contacts and friends close to your field?
It may seem strange to many self-employed workers, as the usual form is a single factor that performs specific tasks within its specific field only, but working in teams is usually associated only with traditional work rather than self-employment. Although this stereotyping is quite real and in most cases, it is possible for some disciplines to include tasks that require areas of complementarity, and this becomes even more difficult for a self-employed entrepreneur.
In many cases, the work that is requested is made up of several integral parts rather than being divided into the simplest possible form. At the same time, if you decide to ignore the nearby specialties that complement your work you will find yourself confined to a smaller amount of tasks because many customers give tasks in bulk and not as sections.
Usually, the best solution is to have a good knowledge network in your field, and as a result you can count on some friends and colleagues to complete parts that you do not have enough experience for part of the total pay for the task. This may seem like a loss for some as you give up part of the money to get others to help you, but in fact you are the winner here because your request for help from others usually leads them to involve you in subsequent projects that they need to specialize in.
As a result, it’s best to have something like a freelancer around you, so try to expand your knowledge network as much as you can. .
Is there room for progress and improvement, or is your road blocked by insurmountable barriers?
Just as with traditional work, you should always look to the future in the field of self-employment, and you should look for opportunities and specializations that enable you to build a better and bigger future. You should pay attention to disciplines with limited future or those that may disappear at any time as a result of automation, for example.
Entering into a futile freelance business is one of the biggest caveats in fact.Any job that doesn’t allow you to grow will end up frustrating you more and more over time and becoming a burden on you rather than a support. So think carefully before you choose your specialty.
Now that you have read these tips and tracked your answers to these questions, you should have formed a good picture of what you want to do in the future. So it is time to move the next step and choose the specialty you prefer to know more in terms of advantages and disadvantages and the difficulty of access to the field and others.