Question:

Is working freelance worth it?

10 October, 2021 Edward Schildgen 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: DANIEL DAMRON
    16 October, 2021

    That's a difficult question. I know that lots of people say that it isn't, and they'll point out the downsides to having little or no idea of what your income will be month to month, but personally I've found it much easier than working for one company. The freedom is underrated as well as the feeling knowing that you're doing something you love for money. Does working freelance worth it? It really depends on who is answering this question as each person has their own unique reaction and experiences with different methods of employment. For me, freelancing has been both rewarding and affordable within my current lifestyle.

  • AUTHOR: ZONIA KAZMIERCZAK
    16 October, 2021

    It depends. Professional freelancers work through a process called "working for yourself.". Freelancers typically work when they feel working, and take days off when they don't want to or need to. Self-employed professionals are more prone to physical health risks due to the mental stress that comes with running their own business. Ultimately, it comes down to what type of lifestyle you're looking for. Freelancing will give you more time for family, friends, hobbies, etc., while being self-employed usually means long hours at the office or studio where your business is based. If this sounds appealing right now then go ahead and hit up one of those temp agencies!

  • AUTHOR: ROBERT WRONA
    16 October, 2021

    Successful freelancers tend to identify themselves as self-employed, rather than working freelance. Self-employed individuals also have access to services like unemployment benefits, pensions and spouse's insurance coverage. Freelancers may enjoy the increased flexibility, since they can focus on their creativity without following standard office hours or limitations imposed by an employer. However, they'll usually need to hire others for skills they don't possess (such as accounting). And running a business has all the usual worries about margins and cash flow. So there's no easy answer to that question.

  • AUTHOR: TOMI DAMRON
    16 October, 2021

    Working freelance is definitely worthwhile, but not everyone should do it. It can be very desirable for some people who want flexibility in their schedule and don't want to work the standard 9-5 job. It may also be better suited for individuals who aren't interested in developing an employer's lengthy educational resume or increasing their long-term earning power. However, if this sounds like something you're interested in doing, make sure you're aware of the disadvantages before diving into it blindfolded! For instance, statistically freelancers are less likely to receive fair salaries than workers with an employer (Freelance America National Day Report).

  • AUTHOR: LOGAN PARIS
    16 October, 2021

    The answer to this question is relative. Working freelance can be great because you control your own schedule and work directly with clients, but there are also other considerations like making sure you're properly insured, paying self-employment taxes (if applicable), not undercharging for your services, etc. Ultimately the best thing to do would be to take a good look at both the pros and cons of being self-employed in your field before taking the plunge.

  • AUTHOR: ADAM WRONA
    16 October, 2021

    Yes, if you can work on your own time and be very organized while working with client needs. The success of freelancing is often defined by the skills you bring to the table. If it's photography, be devoted to techniques; if writing, explore tools like Grammarly; graphic designing requires agile hands on photoshop or illustrator; web design has come up in these times depending on what technologies are hot-to-trot. Mobile app developers usually need competence in both coding and app development languages like Swift or Xcode - these days there are plenty of resources for freelance jobs that provide job listings that suit your expertise. So how does one get a grip on their freelance career?