Or Facebook posts saying freelancing is a lonely road. Freelancing comes with many benefits and also downsides. It’s certainly much better than the downsides of working at a day job. Before starting freelancing I worked at 3 different day jobs.Even though it was a terrible time full of depressed moments, I’m thankful for the experience.
So, you will probably end up working more hours than a 9 to 5 job. But, I don’t consider it work because I truly enjoy what I’m doing.
According to studies, working from home improves employee work performance by 13%, lowers stress, and boosts morale.
I’m not a morning person and I always hated waking up in the morning. Being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibilities.
You have to finish specific tasks every day, manage different clients, update clients on progress, issue invoices, manage expenses, and much more.
After becoming self-employed, you’ll be able to approach projects and work at your own pace. And work at the comfort of your home while playing around with your pets or even video games.
Sure, there will be deadlines and project schedules to deal with.
Your clients will welcome your ideas, respect your thoughts, and give you the freedom to do work however you like. If you feel like a client is using you, manipulating you, or making you feel depressed, you can fire them. My parents are still wondering if I’m running some kind of an illegal drug distribution system or something. It may take you a while to get there (took me 4 years of hard work), but you will earn a lot more doing freelance work than any other day job you can think of.
Of course, when you’re working with clients, you’ll still have to deliver work on time, meet deadlines, receive constructive criticism from clients, and do revisions. As long as you don’t get comfortable and keep learning new skills and improving your services, you will eventually earn more money being self-employed. Unless you land a full-time freelancing gig at a startup or a remote team, there won’t be a guaranteed paycheck when freelancing. After finishing one project, I went on to look for another. There’s always a risk of not landing a client in time.
Obviously, it’s difficult to work and be productive when you’re traveling from one place to another.
However, there are plenty of people who travel while working very comfortably.