The answer will vary from person to person and from situation to situation but let us take a couple of common scenarios for freelancers to answer.
The answer to this question will vary from person to person and from situation to situation but let us take a couple of common scenarios for freelancing to answer this question.
Why Drop College?
There are 2 common reasons why college grads consider being a dropout of college.
It is considered a success mantra. So many people making big being a dropout of college. They are dropout but dropping out didn’t make them what they are. They have made it big because they had some opportunity and made it such that they had to quit the college to focus on things they wanted to be doing.
The other reason for dropping out of college is losing the interest in the interim. Dropping out is an easier choice.
In either case, dropping out isn’t a very smart choice.
If you are doing the college for the sake of it, dropping may be a good idea but it isn’t the first thing to be doing either. Continue with the college and focus on starting something that you love on the sideline.
The idea is to turn the order of doing things. Do not quit the college to try something but try doing what you love and then one may consider dropping the college if it needs more of your time.
For a Freelancer
Freelancing doesn’t need you a college degree but what if freelancing doesn’t work for you. There are so many freelancers and even developers who are just able to make a living doing freelancing because they selected a wrong niche or an overly competitive niche.
There are 2 kinds of people:
- Thrive under pressure – When under pressure they can get the things done. The house needs to be on fire to take the best out of them.
- Jittery under pressure – Pressure creates jitteriness and if the house is on fire, they tend to panic instead of making the best out of the situation.
If you are the one who thrives under pressure, dropping out of college may be a good choice but if pressure makes you jittery, it is advisable to try freelancing along with college.
Dropping college because you are fascinated by the idea of freelancing, is a wrong approach. The college student must try freelancing but not at the cost of being a dropout.
If you are still undecided, remember, college isn’t a full-time job and it is very easy to find time to work for clients and doing freelancing along with the college. Build a regular source of client and income as a freelancer and then decide if you want to finish college or want to be a dropout.
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