Freelancing and its perks
Posted: 2021-Oct-13 18.24.27 UTC+0800
With the pandemic changing the way we live and work, more and more are leaning toward the future of freelancing.
As thousands of people lose their jobs, many have ventured to freelancing for sustenance.
Flexjobs defines a freelance job as "a person works for themselves, rather than for a company."
"Freelancers are responsible for all sorts of things that traditional employees are not, such as setting their work hours, keeping track of time spent on different projects, billing clients, and paying their own employment and business taxes," it added.
Here are some perks you can enjoy if you decide to freelance:
1. You're the boss
Once you decide to dive into the freelancing world you are officially your own boss. Gone are days where you need to report to your manager or meet impossible to-do deadlines.
With freelancing, you can choose your own clients as well as the people you want to work with.
2. You control your workload
Unlike the usual 9 to 5 jobs, freelancers are blessed with job flexibility. Not only can they work in the comfort of their home but they can also choose how much workload they are going to accept. Freelancers can work as much or as little as they want. They can also choose jobs that are close to their heart to give them that extra motivational and creative boost.
3. You produce better quality of work
It's not secret that when you're motivated, your outputs become better.
This is because you are no longer confined to what the higher up want you to produce and you can explore and dive deeper into your creativity.
Freelancing also means you can experiment on which projects you want to take on which will help you experiment with different kinds of people.
4. You can potentially earn more
According to a study, 60 percent of freelancers actually earn more than they did with their old jobs. Hence the reason why more and more youth are choosing to freelance.
Upwork, a popular freelance marketplace, also reported that freelancers also enjoy a higher median pay rate than standards employees ($20.00 vs. $18.80).
Making the choice to jump to the freelancing industry is a very personal and important choice. Always consider your situation whether you are ready or not to let go of your day job or auth to juggle the two instead. Always weigh the pros and cons of it all before making a decision. (FBE)