“I decided to get out of the regular routine and do something more worthwhile.”

Freelancing is a journey to be embraced. If you think you have the ninja level self discipline, An Unquenchable Desire to Learn, Willingness to Accept Responsibility and A Strong Business-Sense, then freelancing is just right for you. Parnika Agarwal, an UI/UX Designer and social media marketer realized her potential and started her freelance journey. Here’s the interview with Parnika Agarwal where she shares her journey in the digital world.

For how long you have been working as a freelancer?

Parnika – It’s been 2 years to my freelancing journey.

How would you position yourself in your freelancing career?

Parnika – I consider myself a successful freelancer.

What’s your story Parnika? Tell us about yourself.

Parnika – I’m closely associated with the digital media world for almost three years now. I’ve handled social media handles for some reputed brand names in and across India. I believe to ideate, innovate and implement thoughts into creatives.

How & When did you decide that freelancing was the right career choice for you ?

Parnika – While I was working with my previous organization and got brilliant response and love from the clients for my work. Close to that, I started getting good offers and interesting work! Planning to expand my horizon, I decided to get out of the regular routine and do something more worthwhile 🙂

Do you see freelancing as an alternative to job or do you see a purpose in it ?

Parnika – Definitely, I see a purpose in it. Freelancing gave me more exposure. It gave me a platform where I got in touch with the professional world at a personal level. I worked with clients from different domains (cafes, medical, hospitality industry etc). It made me grow with each passing step, enabled me explore ideas and learn new from everything that I did!

How did getting into freelancing change your lifestyle and mindset ?

Parnika – It made me more independent and gave me flexibility. Also not to forget, the freedom to think and execute what I thought would work for my clients. In short, you are your own boss and experiment ways and methods to make your strategies successful

What has been Biggest struggle with freelancing so far ? Have there been moments where you started to regret your decision or moments where your found yourself under pressure ( financial / family etc ) to take a U-turn back to join a day job ?

Parnika – Ofcourse! There were times when I felt that a office job was more convenient and less pressurizing but the satisfaction and fulfilness that came from freelancing kept me overcoming all the hurdles that came my way! It made me a much more dedicated person with a more focused vision in life.

What single motivation keeps you moving against all the odds ?

Parnika – Client satisfaction and self fulfillment

Would you call yourself successful ? What does success really means to you ?

Parnika – Success is a long process and there are miles to go and million goals to achieve. By the grace of God, so far the projects I’ve undertaken are successful and have given me immense exposure and happiness. Yea, hope things go like this in the coming future.

How important do you think giving back to the community is ?

Parnika – I think it’s very important! Only when you give back to the community and satisfy their needs, That’s when it helps both of you build-up the community and you!

What would be your top 3 advise to aspiring freelancers ?

Parnika –  Never give up.

Stay focussed.

Keep exploring! The best is yet to come.

Anything Else For Our Readers?

Parnika –  Always be determined of what you want to be. Never give up thinking you can’t do it. All of us here are there to make a difference, so stand out from the crowd!

If you would like our readers to connect with you for advise, what communication channel works the best for you ?

Parnika – Ya, They can feel free to connect with me via LinkedIn: Parnika Agarwal

Kudos Parnika.

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