The #1 Trait Needed to Succeed in Online Freelance Job Hunting

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The #1 Trait Needed to Succeed in Online Freelance Job Hunting

Through the years that I've been teaching and mentoring people on how to get started with their online careers, I've encountered different types of people having different backgrounds, skills, characters and competencies.  But what I have observed is that both sets of people, the skilled and the not-so-skilled, are having a hard time landing on their very first online job. That made me ask what is that missing element that determines success in people of finding their online jobs in a short period of time, aside from skill and competency.

Upon careful observation and consultation with other successful online freelancers, there is one trait that stands out in most of them. It's determination or what others call "grit". It's a character trait that many of us know but not necessarily practice. When you have "grit", you are willing to push through something even if you think you have a slim chance of succeeding. 

Most of the online freelancers I've talked to admitted that it took them awhile before they were able to land on their first online job. Some took weeks, others took longer, some even reach up to a year to get their very first client. Of course, there are some who are blessed and lucky enough to find a client in a short span of time. However, according to them, even if so, they didn't give up and simply pushed forward when challenges arose. So my question to you is this, are you really determined to succeed in this career? Do you have enough "grit" to succeed? If you're still unsure  of how a person with GRIT acts like, read the items below:

grita) A person who has Grit may have applied to more than 10 online freelance job openings, got rejected, but kept on sending out their resume until someone hired them. 

b) A person who has Grit follows up the status of the online job applications they sent out. This person won't leave that job application hanging until he or she finds out the result. If it's a NO, this person moves to the next online job opening he or she is qualified for. 

c) Do you have patience in writing cover letters for each of the online job openings you are applying for? If you have Grit, you wouldn't mind creating different cover letters to tailor it to the job and company you are applying for. This action will increase your chances of getting hired.

d) Person who have Grit helps himself/herself when they realize that they don't have the necessary skills needed for the job. They have this attitude that says, "If i dont know how to do it, I will find out how and will not stop until I become good at it". Therefore, if you feel that you are not qualified, then go ahead and do everything you can to earn the right to get the job.

These are just some of the things that shows if a person has this hunger and desire to succeed, qualities found in someone who has Grit. Below is a video that explains further what Grit is and why it is important if you want to succeed. 

Thus, my advice to all of you who want to start an online career is to be "Gritty". Be persistent, be resilient, continue to grow, learn everyday, focus on your dreams and never ever quit. Remember, you only fail when you stop trying. So keep on trying and achieve that Online Jobs Lifestyle you are hoping to have. I will be here to help and encourage you along the way. God bless!

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