By Doc Rogers
If you’re eager to put in the work promoting, marketing and selling your BG services, then the freelance BG route may be the right way for you to go. But you have to be willing to do the work. BG skill is important, as well is ambition. But if skill and ambition were all it took, then every graduate BG coming out of the academy would be making a full-time living as a professional BG.
To turn the freelance BG route into a career requires work. It’s called the BG industry for a reason, because before there can be any bodyguarding, there has to be a client. You have to be able to effectively retain clients to generate BG assignments and revenue. You have to wear two hats; one as a professional BG and the other as a businessman thinking about the business side of things.
If you work for a corporation as a BG employee this does not come into the picture. If you decide to go it alone as a freelance BG, you are the one who has to make sure that the bills get paid and you have money to put food on the table. The freelance BG route takes commitment and a whole lot of work. But it is incredibly satisfying. If this sounds interesting to you, then you should take control of your BG career and get busy as a freelancer.
Become the best freelance BG you can be and then continue to get better. Keep your freelance BG goals in sight and keep heading in that direction. Take a few minutes to write down your and start progressing towards your ultimate goal. Having professional goals will give you a direction to head for and a way to get back on course if you head towards a roadblock.
Like any business, it takes time to put together your BG services, develop your clientele and start making some money. If you’re willing to work hard, invest your profits back into your freelance BG business you’ll reach your goals much faster. Only you can decide if being a freelance BG is the right choice for you. Best of luck and God speed.
so we can be a bodyguard with a sword or two and still be able to rake in work? O.o if so i better get to training again.
I second Casey’s comments.
Hi Casey: Thanks very much for your kind comment, and yes Hucky’s Bodyguard Careers is a great learning tool for all of us. Keep safe.
Doc, I appreciate your articles. And Hucky, thanks for providing a medium so that this information can be disseminated to people in our industry.