I made more than $1k in one year as an 18-year-old boy still…
I started earning money on my own through freelancing.
But I don’t recommend doing it full-time.
Here are some thoughts that might help you with your career 🧵
I was broke actually, but yeah, how can a 17-year-old boy earn some 💵?
It was 2020, and then there was a lockdown, thanks to COVID.
First Few weeks, I spend time watching NetFlix (probably everyone)
But after a few days, I got “God’s Call” that I should not waste my time on entertainment purposes.
I started learning Web Development and after 6–7 months of building projects, I have a belief that I can do some good projects for others and earn some money.
The first option was applying for full-time jobs, But how can some company hire a guy who is 18 and has no previous “experience”
Freelancing was the only way for me.
I applied for a number of freelance gigs on Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, etc.
After a few weeks of rejection, I finally got an offer for $10.
I was super happy and told my MOM that I did it(was having a feeling of getting 1 Million Dollars lol)
After that, I managed to get orders of $10, $50, and at max $300.
After that, I was feeling overwhelmed by doing projects for a lower rate and having a hard time.
I was doing the same thing, and there was nothing new.
Creating projects -> Get paid and loop
In the long run, I decided freelancing was not good for me
With this in mind, I decided to take on projects that are beneficial to me. Those included learning something new.
Why don’t I recommend full-time freelancing?
This thought may be different and counterintuitive for you.
But for me, it’s not.
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