Freelancers Guide From Surviving To Thriving

This is a condensed post of a thread on realizations as a freelancer na napadpad sa Molongskiverse FreelancerS

✦ It’s you vs you
✦ Ang kailangan ko talaga is motivation and mindset, not more skills.
✦ +1 sa mindset. Aral ako ng aral, naging well equipped pero burnt out naman, wala rin.
✦ Even if you were already a top-rated freelancer before making it here on MFS, there are a lot of things that you still need to learn from other people.
Learn. Adapt. Overcome.
Probably the 3 most obvious factors to achieving your goals in life.
I just recently realized that learning is the only constant in this world, at least for me.
✦ It’s possible to have a community na genuinely rooting for your personal growth 😊 whatever niche pa yan ini-inculcate talaga ang learn to clap for others for their successes kahit na you’re still working on it or you’re not there yet 😊
Ang hirap rin minsan kasi tao lang tayo at napepressure, minsan naiingit ng slight, pero it makes you want to work harder and problem solve para makuha mo rin ang gusto mo na goals as a freelancer 😊
ang dami kong sinayang na oras because of being complacent and too comfortable. when I look back sa mga taon na nasayang ko, nalulungkot na lang ako pero tapos na yun. buti na lang di pa ako tipong sumsadsad sa lupa. natapilok pero bumabangon ulit
✦ Di pala kailangan maligo araw araw
✦ You need to be intentional
✦ Strive for excellence in all that you do! Sa sobrang tight ng competition sa market, mahirap pumetiks at talo ka kung di ka nag uupskill. Yourself is your best investment.
✦ Na kahit magaling ka, may mas igagaling ka pa lalo na’t alagang synergy ng Molongskinationvility. 🔥
✦ That I’m being underpaid throughout my 4 years in this online industry.
✦ Ok lang din pala mag lagay ng emojis sa Bios at pitch 😅 di kailangan masyadung pormal at flat
Na pwede ko pala ilabas ang shoulder ko sa Upwork photo. Hahahaha
✦ Dami kong sinalihang groups/pages sa pagVVa and freelance. Dito ko lang nakita na most members, may concern. Dito, bigatin ka man or naguumpisa pa lang, same treatment. Manalo or matalo, happy lang. Thank you fam~
✦ Na ang layo ko pa pala sa goal ko. Through MFS, I believe na igguide ako nito to the right path with sipag, tiyaga at prayers
✦ Na chismosa talaga ako. HAHAHAHA
✦ I think lahat, I’ve been doing freelancing in a bad way na nagiging habit ko na siya which is nacorrect sa group na to. Thankful ako dito eventhough wala pa akong client, madaming learnings ang nakuha ko.

So how do we go about this?

Realizations on the Journey from Surviving to Thriving as a Freelancer 💪💼

Freelancing is a journey filled with ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. Recently, in a thread on Molongskiverse FreelancerS, freelancers shared their insightful realizations about their journey nung napadpad na sila sa MFS. These nuggets of wisdom offer valuable lessons for both newcomers and seasoned freelancers. If hindi nyo pa nakita ang thread it’s here

It’s You vs. You🤔🆚
In the world of freelancing, your biggest competition and hurdle is yourself. Self-motivation and mindset are key to your success. It’s not always about acquiring more skills but about cultivating the right attitude and perspective.🧠🏋️‍♂️

Continuous Learning📚✨
No matter how skilled you are, there’s always something new to learn. Adaptation is crucial, and embracing a growth mindset ensures you stay relevant in an ever-changing industry.

Community Support🤗🤝
Building a community that genuinely supports your personal growth can be invaluable. Rooting for others’ success, even when you’re still working on your own, can be challenging but inspiring. Remember, we’re all human, and a little friendly competition can push us to achieve our goals.

Time is Precious⏳😢
The phrase “HINDI NABIBILI ANG ORAS” (time cannot be bought) serves as a powerful reminder. 🕒 Don’t waste precious time by becoming complacent or too comfortable. Reflecting on wasted years might bring a twinge of regret, but it’s never too late to bounce back and make the most of what lies ahead! 🚀🌈 Every moment counts, so make the most of it.

Be Intentional🎯📝
Success in freelancing requires intentionality. Don’t leave things to chance; set clear goals and work diligently towards them. Your deliberate efforts will lead to meaningful progress and shape your destiny.

Strive for Excellence🏆💡
In a fiercely competitive market, striving for excellence is non-negotiable. Continuously upskilling yourself is an investment in your future success. Remember, you are your best asset.📚💼

Learn from Others📖🤓
Even if you were a top-rated freelancer before joining a new platform, there’s always something to learn from others. Embrace the opportunity to adapt, evolve, and overcome challenges.

Know Your Work💰💪
And learn to flex it! Realizing that you might have been underpaid in your freelancing career can be eye-opening and disheartening. Improve your craft and always be prepared to lose the client so they cannot hold you hostage for the amount they propose. Upskill, relearn so you can play for next season.

Embrace Authenticity😄🎉
You don’t always have to maintain a formal and stoic image. Adding a touch of personality, such as emojis in bios and pitches, can make you relatable and approachable. This also teach you which clients you want to work with.😅📝

Stay Humble and Supportive🤗🌟
No matter your freelancing journey’s stage, humility and support are essential. In the Molongskiverse FreelancerS community, every member is treated with respect and kindness, regardless of their status. This sense of unity and camaraderie is a valuable asset.

Embrace Your Goals🌟🌠
Your freelancing goals may still be distant, but being part of a supportive community like MFS can help guide you on the right path. With determination, perseverance, and a little prayer, you can inch closer to your aspirations.

Acknowledge Your Flaws🙈💪
Recognizing your flaws and seeking ways to improve is a positive step forward. Even if your freelancing habits weren’t always ideal, being part of a learning community can help you grow and develop. Be receptive and be perceptive.

🌟🎉The journey from surviving to thriving as a freelancer is filled with self-discovery, personal growth, and valuable insights. The realizations shared by members of the Molongskiverse FreelancerS community serve as a testament to the power of learning, adaptability, community, and intentionality in achieving success. Embrace these lessons on your freelancing journey, and you’ll be well on your way to thriving in this dynamic and rewarding field.🚀🌈🙌


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