Many of us starting out as a freelancer have difficulty choosing our specialty to offer to the public to attract clients.
For me, I started out as a translator because I’m fluent in both my native tongue, Mandarin, and English. As much as I am successful in this area, translation is not something I enjoy doing. After much soul searching or you can call in talent searching, I realized that I enjoyed the most when I’m writing and researching. And because I’m bubbly and a people person, I’m also well suited for customer service, sales, and social media management.
It doesn’t mean that you are good at something, you’ll enjoy doing it. In the long run, you will get burned out pretty fast, doing the things you don’t feel passionate about.
To help you out if you are a new freelancer or just someone thinking of venturing out on your own, I’m offering an insight on matching your personality to the kind of freelancing gigs you can offer to your clients.
Social butterfly you are. You love to club and party. You love talking and mingling with people. You love being in the center of attraction. You want people to notice you and crowd around you. You know just what you need to get people’s attention.
- Social Media Management
- Customer service
- Voice Over
- Jingle Singer
You love to read. You have your own blog and plenty of followers. You enjoy reading and writing book reviews. You roll eyes at the slightest grammar mistakes. You draw vivid imagination with your words.
- Advertorial writer
- Biography writer
You are a critic. A perfectionist. No mistake passes your eye. You crave for control and you love for deadlines. You know sometimes people tend you judge you as naggy.
- Personal Assistant
- Quality Control Analyst
- Process Analyst
Arty Farty is your middle name. You dabble in arts and you always have a good eye for beauty in many forms. From photography to fashion, you believe art takes you to places you never been before. You breathe, drink and sleep art.
- Designer (Logo, website, name cards)
- Instagram manager
- Stock photos researcher
You love helping people with their problems. Their problems become yours and you often take those problems to bed. Your greatest satisfaction is when you manage to appease an angry customer to turn him into a smiling one. In your heart, you truly believe the best of everyone.
- Customer Service
- Travel Planner
- Event organizer
- Personal Assistant
You love numbers. Those data don’t scare you easily. You are nimble with Excel spreadsheets and memorize all its formulas. Percentages don’t faze you, graphs excite you and pie charts speak to you.
- Data Analyst
- Data Entry
- PowerPoint slides creator
Nothing and nobody can keep you down. You need to be out and about. You’ll never survive a day in a desk job but you love being in the sun or at least outdoors.
- Uber / Lyft / Grab driver
- Errand runners
You love solving problems with calculations. Codes mean to you what words means to a writer. No problem is too complex for you if you can resolve it with a computer.
- White Hat Hacker
Do you think this list works for you? What type of gig actually match your personality? Share with us down in the comments below. I can’t wait to find out!!
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