Why Do Freelancing

Posted on: 23rd October 2013

The advent of the Internet has changed our lives in many ways. One of the most beneficial things it has to offer is the various freelancing opportunities where you can use your time and talent to give you excellent income and challenging experiences.

Small firms and corporate giants have been outsourcing many of their projects in areas such as advertising, writing, IT, data entry jobs, and much more. Therefore, you can choose from the multitude of opportunities available, hone a specific skill, and work with different people all over the world.

FreelancingIf you have a laptop or computer and internet connection, you can start working as a freelancer anytime, anywhere. Here are some of the great benefits of freelancing:

  • You are your own boss. You are the one who choose the jobs you will do, the roles, you need to fulfil, the rules you need to follow. If you want to communicate with specific clients, it is also up to you. No pressure, no hassles.
  • You control your time. Want to sleep more in the morning or retire early in the evening? Or spend all your weekend with the family or significant other? Being a freelancer allows you to do all of that and much more. It is up to you how many hours you spend working, when to stop doing your projects, and when to accept more responsibilities.
  • You get more job security. Contrary to popular belief, being a freelancer does not mean you have no security or stability in life. Because the more you perform better in your job, the more opportunities you will have. The more you become efficient in your tasks, the more you become in demand in the freelancing world. Which cannot be said in a 40-hour a week traditional job in this recession-driven economy.
  • You gain financial freedom and maturity. Since you manage your own time and control the roles you fulfil, you can determine the amount of money going inside your bank. If you can finish high quality jobs in a short period of time, you can earn more and pay your bills ahead of time. At the same time, you become more responsible on how you handle your finances because you know exactly how you worked hard for it.
  • You can have a pay raise without begging for it. If you believe that you are being paid less than what you deserve, you can change your hourly rate or charge per assignment without having to beg for it. And if the outsourcing companies believe in the quality of your work, they will have no problem adhering to your rates.
  • You don’t have to endure all the traffic congestion, pollution, and the rush hour. No need to wake up early and endure the heavy traffic or be stressed out amidst all the chaos and pollution of the city. Just wake up, make your morning coffee leisurely, and head directly to your computer.
  • You don’t need a complicated educational background to do this. Even if you are a Nursing graduate and have a passion for web design and development, you can succeed as a freelancer and earn while doing so.
  • You can do the job you love and excel at it. Let’s face it, if you’re stuck in a boring office job, you are not just missing the financial freedom that freelancing can offer but also the ability to grow as a person and as a professional and be recognized for your excellence.
  • You can do this even while you are not at home. As long as you have your laptop and there is internet connection, you can continue working on your projects whether you’re in a coffee shop, in the library, or on your weekend vacation if you like.

These are just some of the great benefits that the freelancing lifestyle can offer you. It gives you control, flexibility, job security, and much more. Evaluate the skills you have today and venture to the wonderful world of freelancing.



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