If you have read any of my prior articles you know that I am a huge advocate for freelancing. I started freelancing in 2015. I have no regrets! I needed to make money on my own terms. Here are some reasons to start freelancing in 2018.
You’ll care about what you are doing. Are you content making money to fund someone else’s dream? I know I wasn’t. I really struggled in the corporate world and totally hated it. Do you feel the same? Well then why keep doing it when you don’t have to? When you are working on your own goals and dreams, your sense of fulfillment becomes much greater.
You can use your own processes for your work. There is no red tape or a bunch of stupid steps to get things done. You just do what you want, how you want. There is a lot to be said for that. There are no more stupid rules on the job.
Financial independence. Yes, freelancing does have some risks, however there is no cap on what you can earn.
Unlimited growth. You may have an entry level position and not have the education and experience to move up. When you own your own business you are CEO.
Your health. There is so much stress in an office job. It can literally make you mentally and physically ill. Sure, running your own business can be stressful as well, but in my experience it is not the same awful dread that I used to have on Monday morning.
The little things, like doctors appointments, or getting a cold. I remember getting sick all the time and having attendance “issues”. Well if you are sick you are sick. When you are a freelancer, yes you still have deadlines, but you call the shots. If you can’t work, you can’t work. There’s no one to write you up.
I hope this list was motivational for you to look toward working for yourself in 2018. Working for someone else is no where near as satisfying and fulfilling as working for yourself.
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