Is it good to work as a freelancer?

15 October, 2021 Ethan Serna 6

Answers (6):

    17 October, 2021

    Working as a freelancer is an excellent opportunity to diversify your skill set and explore different cultures. Freelancing offers many benefits, including more choice in how you work, good earning potential, good networking opportunities, the ability to avoid the 9-5 routine--working when you want to--and more time for other pursuits. The downsides are not so clear cut. For example upward mobility can be limited by not having clear career progression on company's hierarchy ladder. Professional development may also be hampered by low income levels especially if your business is struggling while trying keep up with industry standards that require some level of education or affiliation with elite companies in order to do well.

    17 October, 2021

    I'm glad you asked! Working as a freelancer is not for everyone. Freelance workers are responsible for being proactive with their own careers, something that can be overwhelming to some people. It also means putting the "you" into your work-life balance - so what will you do on weekends? Preferably something involving humans, right? Depending on the type of skill set you have it may be easier or more difficult being a freelance worker due to exclusivity for certain industries or roles. On the other hand, there are many benefits to this type of living arrangement too!

    17 October, 2021

    Yes, being a freelancer can be great. You have more time to do what you love, are in charge of your own schedule, have the ability to set your hourly rate and say yes or no to projects. I've found that most people I know who work full-time jobs end up feeling they're really not in control of their schedules, feel like they don't have enough time for themselves or there's always things hanging over them that need attention when they get home from work. It feels good when it is possible to make even little changes in your day-to-day life where you take back some control over the way things are done.

    17 October, 2021

    It depends on what you're seeking to achieve. Here are some factors to take into account before making your decision. The word "Freelancer" means that you work in a flexible manner, choosing the time that is suitable for your needs and the type of work that you want to do. As in all professions, there are advantages and disadvantages when it comes to working in this way; here we will highlight some of them so you can decide with more clarity if freelancing suit you.

    17 October, 2021

    It depends. If you like the idea of waking up and deciding what to do with the day, then it could be an ideal job for you. If your hours creep by every hour and it's hard to motivate yourself to do anything besides surround yourself with other freelancers who are struggling, then this may not be a good fit for you. Many people that work as freelancers find that they often struggle to know how many hours they'll need in a week and frequently have days where they don't get work at all so there is no income coming in at all.

    17 October, 2021

    This is a personal call, and my honest opinion would be that it has upsides and downsides. A potential downside: work can slow down to nothing - especially if you're not very impressive in the eyes of the current employers (a big firm). I personally moved over my freelancing work to self-employment, but haven't tried to find new clients for freelance work since then. A possible upside: there is less pressure found in an office setting. Freelancers usually determine their hours and environment. Since many of us are not making as much money as we want (yet), we don't have any elders breathing down our necks asking for more sales or negotiating deals or missed deadlines etc.