Our extraordinary SOHO story!!
Our extraordinary SOHO story
After SOHO at home, the days of "sit and wait for coins"
As a SOHO family, no one else will come to tell you about your work except yourself. Self-management ability has become the only binding force for freelancers. No one will deduct your salary when you sleep until 4 pm.
For example, being a text SOHO is a good livelihood among the SOHO family, and earning a lot of money by selling texts. But they also have their own worries. Because it’s no longer going from 9 to 5, I canceled the alarm clock in the morning, but every morning (usually at noon) I have to think about the question of "getting up or waking up" for half an hour, and then "today is writing Let’s consider the question of rest for another hour. After delaying to the evening, I finally decided to start work. A phone call from my friend caused me to think hard: "Should I go to the bar tonight or catch up with the paper?" Because there is nothing to do or not, I have no idea in my heart.
In fact, SOHO working from home has only changed the working environment and methods, and it is also full of pressure. The pressure may even be greater than that of office workers. The nearer pressure is whether you can make a living this month. If you are farther away, you have to consider. Whether the future financial resources are stable and reliable, etc. Even those who are currently small and successful will often worry about what to do if they get a serious illness one day.
The SOHO people often do not have labor insurance or pension insurance, and the pressure of life becomes a heavy burden to a certain extent. In addition, they have to bear the huge psychological fluctuations of receiving 100 hundred-dollar bills in one day and one hundred-dollar bills in 100 days. It can be said that after SOHO at home, I live a life of "sit and wait for money".
We interviewed a Xiaonan who has just become SOHO. She is from Beijing. She is only 23 years old this year. After graduating last year, she started writing SOHO. She is recognized by the university as a talented woman. She has published articles since junior high school and graduated from the Chinese Department of a prestigious university in Beijing.
Xiaonan published dozens of articles during college, and directly chose to work from home after graduation, which is the word SOHO.
In fact, many people don't know the writer correctly and think they can't make money. In fact, when I was in college, I published a documentary manuscript in a famous magazine in China. It was about 6000 words. Do you know how much you made? There are more than 5,000 yuan in manuscript fees. But many people don’t understand this very much. When I told my mother that I decided to work from home and become a SOHO family, my mother was surprised: "What? How can I work at home!" Later, I received large remittances to make my family understand. . But the income is unstable, three or four thousand when it is more than a month, and less than one thousand a month when it is less. But I will continue to do it. I enjoy the free and stressful way of working now, and it feels good to be a SOHO!
In fact, many college students now choose SOHO after graduation. Most of them are only children, their families are superior, and life pressures are relatively small. Of course, some are just excessive SOHOs. Many SOHOs are preparing for postgraduate entrance examinations and going abroad.
Xiaonan thinks that it is understandable that doing text SOHO is "sitting and waiting for coins". Because now we have entered the Internet age, you can easily send it via e-mail. Multiple submissions and plagiarism are very common. At present, many magazines, especially well-known magazines, in order to prevent writers from submitting more than one manuscript, they usually pay the remuneration three months after the article is published. Many newspapers are even more outrageous, and sometimes it is delayed for a year. Author's remuneration. So I just started working as a writer for SOHO. It’s almost hard to get much income in the first three months. After the three-month running-in period, the income will be slightly stable, but there is still a “sit and wait for money”. "The feeling, because tomorrow you may receive 10,000 yuan for the manuscript fee or there may be nothing at all.
Love at first sight with working at home
I like SOHO mainly because Ms. Zhou wants more financial freedom. So she started to pay attention to all the information about SOHO
Ms. Zhou said that she was too embarrassed to publicly tell her salary when she was working in the unit. In short, she didn’t dare to put her life’s happy life expectancy on her salary card. She knew that she was fully capable of having a better life index. Accumulating thoughtfully should not be wasted.
Now, Miss Zhou doesn't have to catch up to work every morning, and she doesn't need to affect her mood because of the temporary meeting that she has to attend after get off work in the afternoon. She said that she was comfortable in her mind and likes to pursue her favorite things, so once she made up her mind to become a real SOHO, it actually felt pretty good. From then on, she can write as much as she wants, instead of planning, summarizing, and all kinds of complicated and redundant text materials every year, every six months, or even every month in the work of the unit.
In Miss Zhou's schedule, early morning is the sweet stage of sleep, and dreams spread their wings at that time. Nearing 11 o'clock, she woke up wearing comfortable pajamas and started drinking the first cup of skimmed pure milk of the day. Then sit in front of the computer and talk to the editor. Enjoy a delicious meal at around 1 o’clock at noon, and then lie in bed and take a nap to keep your spirits up, watch some traditional cultural classics in the afternoon, do some daily housework, and start work in the evening.
From dusk to dawn on the second day, Miss Zhou’s writing status is very good. During the day, she needs to consult some editors to see if they have any good suggestions for her late-night articles. Miss Zhou always hopes to cooperate with excellent editors. , So that you can have the opportunity to continuously improve.
Just like drinking alcohol, writing can be addictive. Most writers will later admit that they are more or less inseparable from the keyboard and dear editors, because this is their channel of communication with the outside world. I write, so I am, and chatting with familiar editors on the Internet every day, making a few funny faces has become a professional habit of many SOHO writers. You can’t do it behind closed doors! Writing has its own market. If you want to be a good writer, you have to understand the dynamics of the interpreter market in a timely manner. In addition to visiting the book market, consulting on the Internet, and communicating with the editor as necessary .
When certain changes come, even oneself will be surprised. In the past, Miss Zhou didn't like to smile excessively in front of the leader. Is it necessary to use her ability to eat? Now she doesn't have this uncomfortable mood. She can understand and communicate with the editors she can talk to and do a good job of writing, and she can do WorkHome for the urban elites she admires.
Ms. Zhou used to have many times when she couldn't control her emotions well. She didn't like to use two kinds of facial expressions when treating colleagues. Since SOHO, she has found that her self-control ability is much stronger, which is probably related to the relatively fair competition environment she faces.
During her work in the unit, Ms. Zhou always demanded herself in terms of work ability and sense of responsibility. No matter how well she was responsible for the department's work, she did not make any mistakes. Although her excellent performance was consistently affirmed by other colleagues, she did not. Won even one internal commendation.
Now, the situation has changed a lot. As long as she can write good things, she can sell them for a good price. Don’t blame the market for being unfair to you if things are not good enough. Working at home, I do a line I like, write words that can reflect myself, and get paid several times the previous work. Ms. Zhou feels that she has no reason not to like it. For a woman who wants to be a writer for a lifetime, and a lifetime companion of books and cigarettes, SOHO makes Ms. Zhou feel like a harbor.