The massively popular book 50 Shades of Grey written by E.L. James took the world by a storm, and the movie is only perpetuating the excitement we all feel about Christian and Ana. Although the racy story is fictional, freelancers can take away 3 real lessons from the book 50 Shades of Grey. Here are some tips for freelancers.
Take it from Christian, don’t be afraid to make demands. He told his partner exactly what he wanted, and turns out he got it. Let this be a lesson to all freelancers: don’t be afraid of saying what you want. When negotiating for a contract, making your working decisions clear will ensure a better relationship with your employer. There will be no surprises, it will all be there in the open.
Sometimes taking chances is rewarded! Can you imagine if Ana had passed on the whole Christian deal? Her life probably wouldn’t be as exciting. As a freelancer, you have the freedom and flexibility to pick and choose your next assignments. Why not try something different? A challenge, perhaps? Trying a different type of contract can really pay off by providing you with different experiences and skills.
Just like Christian, it is so important to have passion for what you do. Passion will push you to excel in your domain, and therefore will guide you to success. Christian followed that rule, and he’s doing pretty well, don’t you think? This one is for freelancers, but should always apply. When you are taking on new contract, make sure you are excited about it and see an opportunity to grow. Make choices that will benefit your career and your personal growth.
If you are looking for great flexible, part-time or contractual gigs, log on to www.workhopper.com and find tons of job postings. The website was built like a dating site. Not to find true love but with the goal of matching your skills with a company’s staffing needs and develop a casual work relationship. All jobs are vetted and the founders ensure that all jobs posted are ones that they themselves would do.