Freelancing is a great way to enjoy the ideal work-life balance which, as a mom, is something you’ll be striving for.
When you are a freelancer, you can dictate your own hours (within reason) and the kind of work you take on. If you need a day out of the office to spend time with the kids, that’s something you can do. If you have a few extra hours because they’re on a playdate, you can catch up on work if you want to. It’s a great way to work.
What’s also excellent about freelancing is that you can work in a variety of different areas, picking the career that’s right for you and working in the way that suits you and your family best.
Product management is one of the best freelance careers to take on for several reasons. Read on to find out more.
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There Are Plenty Of Clients
Once you have completed your product management course you will need to find work.
Usually, as a freelancer, this can sometimes be problematic; it can take a long time before you have a good range of clients and a steady income stream.
Yet when you are a freelance product manager, this is not the case; there are many different clients who require the assistance of a trained product manager. And you should be able to find clients with relative ease (although it will still require you to do some work).
Since product managers take control of a product from beginning to end, once the idea has been floated, a business owner knows that they can leave their product in safe hands and that the product manager they have hired will be able to take the entire burden from them. It’s no wonder that many people are looking for good product managers right now.
You Love Solving Problems
Although product managers will have to work in a variety of different sectors (but do bear in mind it is possible to specialize over time), there is one thing that every job will have in common; you will need to be able to problem-solve.
If you love problem-solving then a career in product management could be exactly what you are looking for. You’ll be given a brief and an expected end result, and how you get from one to the other will be down to you, inline with a specific budget.
This offers up plenty of scope to do some incredible work.
Of course, the flip side of the coin is, if you dislike solving problems and you’re not confident in your abilities then you’re not going to enjoy product management, and when you’re a freelancer that means you’ll lose money.
As mentioned above, the sectors you’ll be asked to work in when you’re a product manager will be very varied, but within those sectors, and within each separate job, the work will be varied too.
No two days are going to be the same, and that’s incredibly exciting as long as you don’t like the routine of knowing exactly what’s going to happen and when.
Product management is about seeing a project through from start to finish, and this can be extremely satisfying, perhaps even more so if there were many challenges and problems along the way.
Have you considered offering product management as a freelancer?