Question:

Should I work as a freelancer?

10 October, 2021 Stephania Mayoral 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: SHARIE PEKAR
    16 October, 2021

    As a freelancer, you have the luxury of deciding what hours you work. This can impact your mental and physical health since many people suffer from something called "chronic stress". The bonus is that if you're able to find a job with a great balance of work and life, then being a freelancer means that 100% of the time spent working will be for money instead of 40%-50% when employed. The downside is when someone has been working as a freelancer one day longer than they were self-employed, it becomes much easier to lose motivation because there's no routine or structure.

  • AUTHOR: MARGARETT CATT
    16 October, 2021

    The benefits of freelancing are great. Freelancers can set their own schedules and priorities, while many full-time jobs force employees to always answer the phone or take clients' needs into account. Freelancers also get to grow in expertise more quickly since they work with multiple teams instead of just one. Freelancing comes with its own disadvantages, however; it's difficult for freelancers to save up any money if they don't charge enough - which will make it harder for them to get "back on their feet" if necessary.

  • AUTHOR: ADAM WRONA
    16 October, 2021

    Yes. There are many benefits to freelancing that allow you to be more productive and work all day on your own schedule. Freelancers stay updated with the newest technologies. They can better balance their personal life with professional life, as they don't work against fixed schedules or arbitrary deadlines-and most importantly, they have a flexible lifestyle which doesn't entail long commutes or crippling student debt for most jobs. The only downsides are not being eligible for health care if you need it or having no idea how your income will change based on seasonality-which happen to be the biggest perks of freelancing! So yes- go ahead and become a freelancer.

  • AUTHOR: SEAN SERNA
    16 October, 2021

    Working as a freelancer is a surprisingly complicated decision. General wisdom tells us that it would be easier to get fired from a stable job than to get fired from "just working," but the reality of the situation may actually just put you in a bit more debt because you have to pay taxes for yourself which you won't necessarily have in your boss's company. Simply put, if you're capable of making more money when not employed versus when unemployed, then freelancing might be worth considering. But even with this simple statement made, there are other factors to consider such as how much do taxes really pull these days? Do I need health insurance? Etcetera - so don't take the answer too quickly!

  • AUTHOR: STEPHANIA NOREN
    16 October, 2021

    The benefits of freelancing are freedom, variety, and independence. Freelancers control where they live and work, the hours that they work, their clients or projects. Freelancers can choose to take on as much or as little work as desired which gives experience in determining how much is best for them. Freelancers will need another way of making money so you'll also need to focus on saving some money. Work needs to be done at a pragmatic pace so you can balance it with your lifestyle needs e.g., children, caring for aging family members etcetera (depending on what you're doing).

  • AUTHOR: QIANA REDNER
    16 October, 2021

    If you do not like the restrictive office environment and task working for someone else's interests; if you're willing to take on a greater personal responsibility, don't mind competing with others and continuously accepting feedback; and want to be able to work your own hours, that might be a good idea. But be aware that freelancing comes with downsides as well- one potential downside is that the freelance market will stay competitive for some time. And freelancers are expected to generate more consistent results in less time, while also managing costs on their own.