The good thing about this kind of job I have is that I work for myself and I have all the time to do all the work and promotion of my products. It’s good because (1) I really don’t like being bossed around. (I think I am born to be the leader, not the follower. Heh, but I can follow, of course, if I want to and have to.) (2) I’m a total home buddy that I don’t like leaving the house that much. (3) I can’t leave my computer for some reasons. (4) I feel like working in an office, in whatever workplace, or even just as a home-based worker, is like being imprisoned or something.
With all these reasons, some of you may think that I don’t like pressure, responsibility, compromising etc. Well, that’s sort of true. For me, that’s so troublesome that I just want to leave things behind and just doodle on the fun things I do. Yeah, you can call me a quitter, coward and other names if you want. This is me and I know what I’m doing.
I didn’t finish my college because I don’t see myself having a job related to my course, BA Management and simply because I got careless, had so many absences, so many pending projects and I just can’t handle the pressure of thesis. (Yes, Thesis!) I told you, it was so troublesome that I wanted to quit. (And I did. ) Oh well, I’ll stop talking about this since I have blogged about this before so I’m guessing that some may think that this post might lead to my boring past again.
What? My work? I’m selling wordpress themes in webmaster forums like Digital Point. For some, this seems to be impossible. I thought so too but when I visited those forums, I found out that it can be a good source of money. I got $300 last month in just selling a few themes. I withdrew $230 (which is 10,000 pesos) and the rest I spent on this blog (domain +hosting) .
Yes, I think this kind of work is much easier than that of a real job but it’s not that easy like you think it is especially when you’re against procrastination and laziness! This is the downside of my freelance job, I may have all the time and there’s no pressure but unlike in a real job in which you are oblige not to procrastinate and become lazy, I can be tempted not to do what I must really do. Right now, I am delayed and didn’t even try to sell for two weeks.
But I’m back on track again. As a matter of fact, In this week, I have sold one theme, five wordpress PSDs (uncoded), and there’s one still on sale. My plan now is to withdraw money bimonthly instead of monthly since it’s just too long.
Self Comment: I think doing this kind of freelance work is a big responsibility itself, not to anyone but to me.
Quotes and experience to share:
1. Quoted from an elementary classmate’s YM status
Mahirap labanan ang KATAMARAN. (It’s hard to fight laziness.)
Lalo na kung tinatamad kang labanan ito. (Especially when you’re too lazy to fight it.)
2. A talk with a college classmate last month in a mall.
Her: Uy, kamusta? san ka nagwowork ngayon? (Hey, How are you? Where are you working now?)
Me: Err.. freelance kase ngayon eh. (Err.. I’m a freelancer right now.)
Her: Ah. san yun? (Ah. Where is that? – she’s probably asking about the location or the company-)
Me: Ano kase. Nagbebeta ako ng web designs tapos binibenta ko sa internet. (Uhm actually I do web design then sell it online)
Inner Me: What? You don’t know what freelance means? You must be an idiot!