Have you had enough dealing with your creepy boss? Or do you hate to smile to someone in the company that really disgusts you just to show politeness?
Are you tired of traveling long distance everyday to workplace? It is awful experience especially on bad weather day.
Does your work take too much of your time that you miss a lot of precious moments with your family?
These are the major problems faced by the ordinary full-time working class in their life. Freelancing is a great choice to get rid of all these. Here are 8 reasons why people choose to become a freelancer instead of working a 9-to-5 in the company office.
1. Absolute Freedom
Becoming a freelancer gives you absolute freedom. You will no longer be yelled at by your boss just because you made a minor mistake in your job, or simply because your creepy boss enjoys torturing his fellow employees. You will not again be driven to work harder than you could handle by a promotion or pay raise promised by your employer. These nightmares are long gone, since you are in the position to make all the decisions yourself.
2. Variable Working Place
Thanks to the development of highly advanced internet technology, freelancers, especially those whose work are closely related with IT industry are now able to work anywhere they like. Instead of sitting in the dull and small office cubic all day long, we can work in the open air, in the backyard garden where we can breeze fresh air. Or in the park where trees are green and flowers are fragrant.
3. Flexible Schedule
Since you are now free from spending hours on the crowded bus or subway, you don’t have to get up as early as ordinary commuters, get up when you feel like to. Good sleep ensures you sufficient energy to do your work more effectively. Release yourself from the previous tight schedule. You now have a chance to develop your hobbies which sounds almost impossible to full time workers. You can go to the gym for proper physical workout, too.
4. Sweet Family Get-together
How to balance work and family is an eternal issue. Bachelors are too busy to date let alone to start a family and those who married couldn’t manage time for their children and their old-aged parents. Situation is even tougher for female employees due to pregnancy period. If you choose to be a freelancer, all these problems are solved, and you will not miss any chance of staying with your beloved ones.
5. No Dress Code Required
You are not to give a yearly financial report to the board members, neither to meet a foreign client at the airport, you are now working in your own house or wherever possible, why bother to wear suit and tie? Wear whatever you like, pick up something in your wardrobe that makes you comfortable and cozy rather than formal and professional. It is great not to have a dress code because it saves a lot of money buying expensive outfit for work.
6. Less Stress
Being a full-time worker, you must have been troubled by endless boring regular meetings. And it is also likely that you are driven crazy by the deadlines of a certain assignment. Numerous sticky notes on your working desk are reminding you of your unfinished tasks. The feeling is just awful. Also you don’t have to worry about getting laid off. Being a freelancer doesn’t necessarily mean we are completely free from stress, but we are in control of the stress level.
7. Money Guaranteed
To many of us, money is the prior reason that we choose a certain job in order to cover our daily expense. Compared with full time workers whose salaries are fixed, freelancers have a greater chance of making a fortune. Your income comes directly from the values you create. You don’t have to sacrifice your dignity begging your boss for a slight raise in your pay. Besides, not having to pay for extra overhead costs running a regular company, you are actually more competitive in getting more clients, more clients means more money.
8. Abundant Opportunities
With the help of internet, freelancers are connected to every part of the world. This means you are provided with a lot of working opportunities from all over the globe. You are able to choose your work based on your interests and strength regardless of the ordinary restrains such as: Is it too far from where I live? Do I need to work night shift? Or are my colleagues nice enough to get alone with? You are able to choose how, when and with whom to work.
Are you a freelancer? If yes, we’d love to share the reasons why you choose to be so, if no, we are also expecting to hear different voices. Comments are welcome.