It is easy to drop out of college and start freelancing. But is it the right choice? Let’s take a couple of scenarios to find out.
The answer to “Should I Dropout of College And Start Freelancing?” 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 two common reasons why college grads consider being a drop out of college.
It is considered a success mantra. So many people are making big being a drop out of college. They are dropouts, but dropping out didn’t make them what they are. They have made it big because they had some opportunity. Moreover, they had to quit college to focus on things they wanted to be doing.
The other reason for dropping out of college is losing interest in the interim. Dropping out is a more natural choice.
In either case, dropping out isn’t a brilliant 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 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. The reason being they selected a wrong niche or an overly competitive niche.
There are two kinds of people:
- Thrive under pressure – When under pressure, they can get things done. The house needs to be on fire to make 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 and start freelancing may be the right choice. However, 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 elementary 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.