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5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Freelancer
01 Sep

5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Freelancer

For me, when I started freelancing 5 years ago, it was the case of following dreams, more than anything else.What struck me most was the ease with which freelancers work, especially, if one could get everything done with the Internet and a computer. For some people, becoming a full-time freelancer it’s not a career path. It’s not that I am discouraging you guys from taking up freelancing, in fact my point is to give reasons why you should give it a go.

The first reason why you should try freelancing is…

1. To satisfy your creative impulse

Many individuals are just born so creative and talented. They usually have a great desire to exhibit skills in some form, yet in a normal desk job, it’s rare that they could ever find a platform to showcase their talent.

2. To obtain added income

There is no dearth of individuals who spend more than half their life grumbling about low pay in their jobs. No matter what salary you draw every month, it usually runs out way too early. If your job isn’t taking too many hours out of your day, you can use your spare time to work on freelance projects.

3. To open up new career options

Freelancing prepares you for a professional career ahead. It also harnesses your skills, and for those who catch on fast and who are willing to learn new things, the sky is the limit.

4. To work from home

This is what makes freelancing an attractive option to pursue, and the crucial factor that makes everyone want to fill in ‘freelancer’ as their occupation. For starters, there are plenty of ways you can save on working from home: transportation expenses, cash for gas, the time spent getting to and from work, buying lunch and other work-related expenses. If you work from home, you’ll only need:

  • A Wi-Fi connection (not a good one still works just fine)
  • An active phone (prepare 2 phone numbers from different provider, if needed, to avoid bad signal)
  • An active email account

5. To pick up holidays at will

Those who have worked in the office know how hard it is for them to get their days-off approved from the bosses. It’s different for freelancers. Provided that you have completed your project, simply don’t accept any new assignment for a self-imposed break from work. Pack your bags and slip to your favorite destination with your family or friends. If there comes a need to get back to work, just whip out your laptop and you can continue as if you have never left. It is up to you to make it your vacation fun, you get to decide where you want to tune in or tune out.

Conclusion

Bear in mind that you need to have self-discipline to pull through, the kind of discipline that was imposed on you at the workplace. You can always be more lenient with yourself, nonetheless and by having proper time management and knowing where to set your boundaries, there’s no stopping you.

So there you have it, five simple reasons why you should give freelancing a try.