The Freelance-Ability Quiz

The Freelance Ability Quiz

Whether your career is going as planned or you're at a point where you need all the help you can get, this freelance-ability quiz can guide you towards making a good decision. We'll answer the question: "Are you likely to be a successful pro if you take the freelancer, solo entrepreneur or self-employed path?"







Have you ever exchanged your skills for money?
Whether solicited or unexpected, have you received money as payment for your time and skills?
Yes, more times than I can remember
Yes, occasionally
No, but I keep trying
No, never

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What intrigues you the most about freelancing or working flexibly?
Pick just one option! Think for a minute, and select what's most important to you.
Flexibility, independence and control of my time
I love that it brings in more income
I get to avoid a daily commute, routine and offices
I practice new skills and gain new experiences
I love solitude and working by myself
I hate my job

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Do you consider it a challenge juggling multiple jobs at a time?
Do you stay calm and organized when working on more than one project?
It is challenging. I like to focus on one thing at a time
Not at all. I am good at juggling multiple tasks
I'm somewhere in between. It depends on the tasks
I know my peak hours and how to organize my time to accomplish a lot

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Are you confident or shy when talking money and negotiating?
This could be in your personal life, but worse in your professional life? Ask yourself, did you negotiate your last salary?
Yes, I'm an expert negotiator - polite and straight-to-the-point
No, I struggle with articulating what I want and usually feel cheated
I'm not an expert but I stand my ground when I feel taken for granted
I negotiate okay, I think...

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When it comes to executing plans, how do you feel?
How do you handle new tasks, experiences, assignments?
Hopeful, that everything will go well and I'll deliver as expected
Ready! What's the job?
Reluctant, but I'll get it done
Nervous, new projects bother me

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What motivates you to meet deadlines?
Do you get things done in time to review your work or just in the nick of time the client requested?
The deadline itself
Self-discipline, ahead of time
Care for my reputation
I miss deadlines... a lot
My boss or client breathing down my neck

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How do you feel about being in charge of all your business and personal affairs?
This includes duties like paying rent, health insurance, taxes, internet connectivity, savings, pension and retirement, and other things your employer may have been covering for you?
Confident. I've been doing all these for myself for years
Calm. I can get people to help me handle these things
Nervous. This is new but I'll handle it eventually
Terrified. I haven't thought of all this

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What kind of expert do you consider yourself to be?
Do you talk about topics in your field like you know about them or do you really know about them?
A practical-expert. I have tried out most of my ideas in the real world
A theoretical-expert. I read a lot but have not practiced much
A pseudo-expert. I know enough to have good-enough conversations about my field
An imposter. I don't know how I got here

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What is most important to you right now?
With everything going on in your life, why would you decide to take on more responsibilities at this time?
I want to earn more
I want the opportunity to work flexibly
I want to learn new skills and become better at what I do
I want to learn about tech and switch careers

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Final question: which of these areas do you work in?
This will help calculate your prospects according to your specific industry.
Creative/Marketing/Sales
Medical/Legal/Government
Software/IT/Technical
Operations/Administration/HR
Other

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