Are you thinking about starting and developing a digital project? Not sure if it’s better to develop your own project or get a job at a quality 8-hour job? What are the advantages of a digital project, and which of business? How to choose your career path?
We are witnessing the incredible of the great growth of the digital market. Large digital companies dominate the rankings of the richest companies, and everyone around us uses smartphones and computers. Is the fact that we live in a digital age enough reason to start your own digital project?
A digital project it can be fantastic and bring in loads of money. On the other side, a digital project is a path into the unknown and it is necessary to invest a year of life and a lot of money – in order to reach success (which is not necessarily guaranteed). Accordingly, here are some tips on choosing a digital project or 8-hour job:
Who does not risk or profit
We live in a world full of possibilities, where every day and month we are showered with various business and private opportunities. The modern digital age has fundamentally changed the way of doing business of all companies worldwide. Many work from home, shop from their armchairs and enjoy all the benefits of technology. So, the world around us is full of new opportunities and possibilities.
In this modern world, it is easiest and safest to choose to work an 8-hour job. Such a career path does not bring a lot of stress (unless you have a bad boss), you are sure that the salary will sit every month and you don’t have to worry about business uncertainty. On the other hand we have a much riskier path of creating your own digital project – which with a lot of uncertainty, work and dedication – can ultimately bring a lot of money. Of course, there is no guarantee of success. But, who neither risks nor profits. Although in the reticle – only a few profit.
Secure 8-hour job in the IT profession
Starting digital projects is mostly decided by people who have been in close contact with the IT profession throughout their lives. Whether they work as programmers, marketing experts, designers, journalists, etc. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that the IT profession is extremely well paid and in fact it is about an area that has very high wages. Even here in Croatia and the region – salaries in the IT profession can be compared with salaries in the western part of Europe.
Choosing an 8-hour job (instead of your own project) is therefore a path that leads you to safe and relatively high incomes every month. Depending on the location and the company, you can easily earn more than 1,000 euros – which is more than a solid salary for some countries in the region. IT jobs are mostly relatively easy, there is not too much stress and tension – that’s it for many, the 8-hour job seems like a great choice. Of course, if you have various financial obligations and a family – having a permanent job and permanent income is actually a great choice.
Developing your own digital project is an investment in the unknown
The development of your own digital project is an uncertain, uncertain and above all unknown path. The results that you will achieve after months and years of investment in a digital project are quite uncertain because they depend on many factors, and often on luck. You can follow all the recommendations of top experts, realize all business plans and work persistently on the development of innovations – but there is no guarantee of earning money from the project. So, all your efforts may be wasted in the end.
Regardless, we are surrounded by positive examples who have successfully created quality digital projects that today earn several thousand or tens of thousands of euros per month. Of course, that success did not come by chance. People worked, followed plans, achieved small and large goals, invested time and money, took risks – and ultimately profited. However, a large part of the journey (especially the first year of development) it was a journey into the unknown.
Potential multiple earnings from a successful project
On the one hand, we have a secure monthly income from an 8-hour job, while on the other hand, we have an uncertain and uncertain future of our own digital project. Everyone would rightly wonder – why even spend time on a digital project when everything is so uncertain? The reason for the investment should be found in what the project can bring much more profit if it is properly scaled and grown (and eventually sold) in the later stages.
Unlike an 8-hour job that will bring you the same secure income every month, in the case of a digital project, these incomes can vary greatly. One month the project can bring in 10,000 euros, while the next month it can bring in not even 500 euros. If you decide to develop a digital project, be sure to prepare for a fluctuating income – which will vary significantly from month to month. Still, a digital project can ultimately bring much more profit than an 8-hour job (in the same period of time).
Many failures are hidden behind successful digital stories
The fact is this – every success is followed by many failures. It would be crazy to believe that your first project will bring you huge profits immediately in the first year. Your first project is much more likely to fail ingloriously. Anyone who achieves great success usually has a lot of failed attempts behind him. You have to be aware of that. Out of 10 or more launched projects – probably only 1 will bring the desired success. The success stories that we read every day on social networks – backfire hundreds and thousands of unsuccessful individual projects around the world.
Success itself is possible measured in many different ways. For example, for someone, success is a monthly salary of more than 10,000 euros, and for someone else, success is having enough time to plant flowers in the garden. Also, success is highly dependent on location and age. In Croatia, it is a success to earn 2,000 euros, in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,000 euros, and in Germany 5,000 euros. Also, when you are younger you have more opportunities to take risks because your family doesn’t depend on you, so you don’t necessarily have to look at success through money earned – but through freedom and emotional fulfillment.
The project brings freedom, but freedom requires discipline
When you are employed by a company, the rules are very simple. You have to do 8 hours at work, do everything that is asked of you – and after that you have 16 hours of free time, i.e. 8 hours if we subtract the hours of sleep. On the other side, with a digital project, you have the freedom to work when, where, how and as much as you want. You do not have a time limit of 8 hours, but you can work both less and more than 8 hours. In the middle of the week, you can go hiking or go swimming in the sea. With your own project you get freedom – which is mostly priceless.
However, in this whole story about freedom, many people easily perish – and go the wrong way. The fact is that freedom requires discipline. Without discipline, you will not be able to develop any successful digital project – regardless of what resources they have at their disposal. Discipline is the key to success – especially in the first year of development of digital projects. When you have discipline, you actually open the door to freedom. Regardless of the freedom, you must write, add, edit and publish a certain amount of content every day, otherwise the project will stagnate – and the money will not come. But, freedom is a great gift which makes it worthwhile to enter into one’s own digital projects.
Once he tries his own project, he is no longer excited by other people’s work
People are very strange creatures whose behavior is often completely unclear and inappropriate. However, one thing is certain – everyone wants to progress and be better in life. It is possible to achieve much more through your own digital projects than through other people’s projects. Namely someone else’s success will never be your success, regardless of how much effort you put in. Maybe you will be praised for your great results, but in the end, your boss will take all the credit – and you will be aware of it yourself. A famous saying goes “go work on your own dreams or someone else will hire you to work on their dreams“. Simple, concise and completely true.
Do you want a peaceful family life? in which you will have a secure monthly income – then an 8-hour job is the ideal solution for you. You will work in peace, perform the tasks that are asked of you, and you will not have many worries about acquiring new clients and uncertain finances. But, if you want a more exciting and potentially richer life (full of stress) – then choose your own digital project. The one who once tries the excitement and happiness of building his own digital project – can no longer be excited by other people’s work. That’s a fact. Just like the fact that you only live once – and yes life should be lived as best as we know and want. Good luck, whatever you choose.