I’ve met so many people who echo the same sentiments:
As I mentioned the last time I talked about Upwork, not everyone is a big fan. If you spend enough time on the right parts of Reddit, you’ll come to think that all Upwork jobs are complete rubbish. Heck, sometimes I even wonder if I’m all there because I keep talking about how keen I am on that website.
While I talk a lot about freelancing and entrepreneurship, there’s another path to being a digital nomad or just being able to work from home. Yep, I’m talking about location independent jobs.
Yep, I am a big fan of Upwork. I talk about it in a video, I go on about it in any number of blog posts, and I’ve even spouted off about it on sites like Reddit–where Upwork is not popular. But you can find freelance jobs–and lots of them!–without Upwork and other freelancing sites.
I’ve previously rapped about what the best business to start from home are, but for some folks, their sights aren’t on what’s best, but on what’s easy. They look for online jobs and explore online business opportunities that promise quick startup and big bucks.
Life as a digital nomad or freelancer doesn’t appeal to some people. But many of these same people are interested in working remotely and being entrepreneurs. For them, a home-based business is where it’s at. But what is the best business to start from home?
For those looking for a path to self employment, entrepreneurship, and financial freedom, freelancing sites are very appealing. There are a wide array of opportunities on these platforms, so there is something for just about anyone. Seriously! You can often find gigs that are appropriate for all levels of skill and experience. Plus, there are plenty of people ready to hire those who have never freelanced before. It’s the easiest way to find gigs and launch your freelancing career. Sounds great, right?
I worked full time throughout college. It gave me a lot of character (in my opinion, anyway), a diverse group of friends, “experience” doing just about everything, and many stories. But it’s not the path I’d take today.