4 freelancing benefits that will always be better than a desk Job:
Considering leaving your 9 to 5 desk job in favour of a freelancing career, or whether you’re simply looking to supplement your income by getting some freelancing projects on the side, you should take into account the benefits that freelancing can offer you, aside from the obvious ones like the freedom and flexibility everyone seeks in a freelancing career.
Some of the lesser thought of, but equally important, benefits of freelancing:
Complete workload control
Now this one ties in with the freedom we’ve mentioned earlier.
Deciding to take up a job as a freelancer means that you have the final say when it comes to how much you want to work.
We all know how stressful a full-time job can be, and add the extra overtime your boss asked you to put in and it can leave you in a dark place, health-wise.
However, if you’re freelancing, you get to be your own boss and decide when enough is enough, so you’re not forced to take on more than you can handle.
Another among other freelancing benefits is:
Avoiding the flu season
Working in an office environment means that it’s very likely that you will end up contracting some viral illness or another, as you are forced to be in contact with people all the time.
As a freelancer, working from the comfort of your home and, thus, in a more isolated environment, you’re far less likely to have to take a sick day off to deal with that annoying flu.
Complete control over your work relationships (Complete control over your networking)
We’ve all had one of those days at work when the last thing we want to do is check our email, since it would be for the hundredth time that day and we’d have to waste precious time sorting through all the mass-emails until actually finding the ones we have to reply to.
And we’ve also received the grumpy stares of a boss that wasn’t replied to within the first five minutes.
No more of that! As a freelancer, you’re allowed to set your own policy.
It is actually recommended to refrain from checking your email more than 2 or 3 times a day, as it is generally a waste of time and a stress factor, as well.
So, if you’re looking to start freelancing, consider adopting a more relaxed schedule for when it comes to communicating with your clients.
They will understand it, since everybody’s got busy days and can’t always be checking emails.
Complete control over your time schedule
Which of us haven’t been woken up by an alarm at 6 AM, after having barely gone to sleep 2 hours ago, and cursed the day we were born?!
Freelancing gives you the opportunity to make your schedule as you please. Can’t fall asleep even though it’s 2 in the morning?
No problem, just set the alarm for later. Your boss won’t mind!
Although these might not seem like big things, trust us when we say that the little things add up in the long road.
Getting in some more Z’s when you need them or allowing yourself a break from the stress of socialising with annoying co-workers can lead to a happier you.