“The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. don’t settle. As all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
I was one who lost job because of the pandemic. I want to earn an income online but aren’t sure where to start. As I brows on Facebook, I watch a free webinar on FHMOM, and Mommy MK mentioned that to be successful on your online job journey you have to find your NICHE.
What is a niche? As I look it up, niche is a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment. It is also a calling or a vocation. In another word it is where i can use my strength, skills and experience passionately. Maybe this what is missing in me. When i was applying for a job my main reason is to have a sustainable income or sometimes it is okay if it looks kinda interesting for me to learn, but as time goes on I liked the work that I’m applying for but i can feel that something is lacking or i feel the stress and pressure of my work is overwhelming and burning me out.
So finding my niche is finding where I am passionate about. It is where I can say I have a special skill or experience in. When I was in High School I remember that I like to talk to people and meeting new friends. I also want to be an office girl or a secretary. When I was 18 years old my mindset at that is to have a good income. I worked as a Spa Therapist and then I worked as Promotional Merchandiser for a laundry product. In my previous jobs I do inventories, and making reports of our monthly sales. When I was working in a Japanese salon as a Therapist, I also do appointment setting for the client and I even learn how to sales talk the clients to avail our services. I think my niche is in the service industry. I can understand and communicate well with the client and I can give what my employer is asking for like sales.
Is there a job that looking for my skill and experience? A lot of online job are looking for what I can cater, but being new in a freelancing and online job is a little frightening for me. I am lacking of the know – how like the others. How can i stand out? I know that I have to hone my skills to stand out. To obtain this, I watch free webinars and enrolled for a course online to help me boost my knowledge and confidence because I realize that many people are doing their best to find a job that not only sustainable but they are passionate about.
In my opinion my freelancing journey is a long way to go, I understand and know my niche but I have to improve and develop new skills to be able to be successful in my journey I don’t have to be stuck on what I know but learn new things everyday and be open to any possibilities.