For many people, freelancing presents a very different way of working—and with it comes many benefits and pitfalls. When you’re deciding whether to pursue or persevere with a freelance career, it can be difficult to weigh those up. However, there’s one stand-out pro and one noticeable con of the freelance lifestyle, and these might help … More The Biggest Pro and Worst Con of Freelancing
Summer—that time of year when everyone is on holiday, filling your Instagram feed with endless hotdog legs and sun-drenched beach pictures (I’m guilty of that too, though only the latter!). However, as freelancers, summer doesn’t guarantee a holiday. In fact, no time of year does, since there’s no allocated annual leave on the freelance calendar. … More Holiday Time? Freelancers and Annual Leave
There are so many great things about being a freelancer! So many in fact that I decided to list one for every hour of the day: You control your own life. Manage your time the way you want. Decide which days you work. Choose how many days holiday you take each year. Get up when … More 24 Benefits of Being a Freelancer!
When I meet other freelancers at networking events and talk to people about becoming a freelancer, they often ask why I became a freelancer. What made me switch from a traditional, employed job with a regular income to something risky and unstable? So today I’ll let you in on why I decided to become a … More Why Did I Become a Freelancer?
A common question I get asked, particularly by people who work in traditional 9-5 office jobs, is why I chose to become a freelancer. I sometimes get asked what the appeal of freelancing is considering the lack of job stability and income security. In fact, there are many reasons why I chose to be a … More Why Do I Freelance?
As a freelancer, I hear a lot of strange things about the world of freelancing! There are some common misconceptions rolling around, which I’m going to call freelance unicorns. Of course, every freelancer is different, and your freelance life really depends on what type of freelancing you do and how you manage your work. But … More Freelance Unicorns: The Top 5 Myths about Freelancing
Recently, I was asked whether it’s worth freelancing between employed jobs, for example, if you’re struggling to get hired. Do interviewers view freelancing as a positive when hiring for permanent jobs, or does it make no different? So, let’s take a look at whether it’s worth doing some freelance work between job contracts. What do … More Is It Worth Freelancing between Jobs?
As a freelancer, I often get asked “Why do you freelance?” or something along those lines. What they probably mean is “Why on earth don’t you get a real job?” You see, to a non-freelancer, it can look pretty crazy to willingly ditch a secure, employed job in favour of something with no job security, … More What’s So Great about Freelancing?