The Need to Substitute Offline Work with Online Work
I grew up believing that the best way to secure a good future was to work hard in class, get good grades, excel in education and get a good job – that is courtesy of my beloved parents as well as most of the teachers who oversaw me through my elementary and tertiary education. It was a common believe to them all and their beliefs made me to resonate with their reasoning. All that was however short-lived after I graduated years later and got exposed to the ‘cruel’ world of job-seekers and the hassles, effortless applications of job requests and the myriads of interviews that one is invited for but never materializes.
I grew up belonging to that community of scholars who were molded and destined to become ‘doctors, lawyers, pilots and what not’. The best provision in such cases was that I had to be white-collared in my so ambitious ‘future life’. Whatever that meant, I had to put more efforts in my class work to get the best grades and eventually land on my dream job. I too shared all those dreams and indeed worked towards achieving them. I utilized all available resources and options in bid not to let myself, (maybe them), down. I did graduate in college with good grades in pursuant of a Bachelors Degree in Biology.
Despite all the hard work and labor, I never reached the destined land. I bet that King Midas’ golden touch skipped me as it skimmed through others that we were in college together. Of course I did my part and ensured that I did it well. I may have been so anxious that I would secure a job straight after graduation and even if that was never the case, that neither got me demoralized nor impeded my desires and hopes of landing a good job some day.
The End Justifies the Means
Let me admit that I got frustrated – yeah, I underwent a lot of disappointments for the three years that I tried to secure a job after my graduation and the numerous organizations that I sought for employment always turned me down. The few that did respond sent me regret letters of not being in a position to offer me an employment opportunity.
Yet still, there are those that took me in momentary 3 or 6 months for internship or voluntary work, with a promise that they would take me in after appraising my abilities, but in the end I was ‘kicked out’. That must have been a tough life. You don’t have to sympathize with my situation, I’m a man. I need to emphasize that I had excelled in college with good grades and amongst the top in my class, and therefore I felt that I deserved an opportunity to prove my worth.
Mind you, all this time, I had moved from my parent’s home in the countryside and adopted the city life where I had so many bills and utilities that I needed to take care of. At times I had to result to manual jobs just to make ends meet; doing laundry work, manning construction sites et al. I was simply living the hand-to-mouth life which was really unbearable.
The Reality of Online Jobs and their Immense Opportunities
With three years of fruitless efforts while searching for a job and the reality of the unbearable life that I lived, I needed to find another approach which would bring food on the table. By this time I was devastated and I was contemplating of going back to the countryside and continue with farming just like my folks had done for ages. I felt as if I was losing myself. Life wasn’t indeed on my side. I had to act – and act swiftly if at all I had to make a decent living; else I could easily result to a life of crime or get involved in drugs.
One day, while I was online searching for job opportunity that fitted my education criteria, I came upon an info-commercial which advertised freelancing opportunities. The ad sought to recruit good writers who would create content for bloggers and other website owners. At first, I didn’t think much about it because I had heard about how easily people are tricked and scammed online, but I had no choice. I decided to bid on one of the tasks whereby I felt that I was comfortable in and then proceeded to prepare a resume about my abilities and potential.
When I was awarded the opportunity the following day, it opened doors to what is my glory today. Since that first task which I performed optimally and got my client pleased, I landed several others and they kept flowing, should I say abundantly, or maybe immense is the word. Okay, let me reiterate that my life changed since then and have since been growing.
I have gained much experience in dealing with clients and producing the most favorable content for them and also I’ve been able to build a huge portfolio which ensures that I’m ever sought by clients. Needless to say, I have been able to employ and empower other job seekers to try online jobs as an alternative to a purposeful living.