Are You Someone Who Can Handle Freelance Living?
by Chris King


You've been toying with the idea of becoming a free agent, an independent professional, a freelancer, but you still have some doubts. Your friends and family don't understand why you would give up a perfectly good job to risk working on your own. Or, if you are presently unemployed due to downsizing, should you take this opportunity to try freelancing? Following is a fun, self-test to take that will answer some of your questions.

Freelance Living-Self-Test : Am I Someone Who Would Love to Have a Freelance Lifestyle? As you rate the following statements, be brutally honest with your answers. No one else needs to see the test and your scores, but it should help to clarify if you’ve got what it takes to celebrate Freelance Living.

1. Having flexibility is one of my top values. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

2. I enjoy working on several different tasks/projects at the same time. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

3. Having stability is one of my top values. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

4. I am a risk taker. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

5. There are things (possible careers) that I love, but that don't pay enough money. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

6. I can accept making mistakes and having failures. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

7. I feel that I am a perfectionist. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

8. I enjoy working on deadlines. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

9. I am self-directed and self-disciplined. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

10. I would prefer to have a high paying job that I "hate" than a low paying job that I "love." a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

11. I embrace and thrive on change. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all.

12. Others' opinions and comments mean a great deal to me. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all.

13. I have "chutzpah." a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

14. I work well under pressure. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

15. I enjoy challenges. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

16. Financial security is extremely important to me. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

17. I feel that I have control over my future and can make it "happen." a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

18. I tend to have my own high standards. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

19. I am lively and energetic. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

20. I have the ability to see things, problems, or situations in different ways from others. a) very true, b) somewhat true, c) not true at all

Take time to score the Self-Test

  1. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  2. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  3. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  4. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  5. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  6. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  7. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  8. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  9. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  10. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  11. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  12. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  13. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  14. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  15. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  16. a - 0, b - 3, c - 6
  17. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  18. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  19. a - 6, b - 3, c - 0
  20. a - 6, b - 3, c – 0

Meaning of the Scores:

90 - 120: Will thrive with a Freelance Lifestyle (do you have one already?)
66 - 87: Well suited for a Freelance Lifestyle — will handle it well!
45 - 63: Questionable — would need to change some habits, beliefs and behaviors to enjoy a Freelance Lifestyle
0 - 42: Not at all — a Freelance Lifestyle would drive you crazy

It is time to rethink your answers and make a decision. The previous test is one that I personally created based on my Freelance Lifestyle and those of other freelancers I know. The answers are not cast in stone, and I would love to hear from you about your results, concerns and ideas after completing the test. If you disagree with the results, go back and reread the questions where your scores were low or high to see how we vary in our interpretations.

If you agree with your score, get moving. What's holding you back?

 

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