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5 Ways Freelancing Can Change Your Life.

December 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comOnce upon a time, people worked, or they stayed at home. There was nothing in between. Then, over time, people started working from home more and more, either setting up their own businesses or doing their old job, out of their home office while still employed by a company. But still, you either worked, or you didn’t. The internet has allowed greater flexibility when it comes to working, and now many people are choosing a different path. They are working as freelancers.

People choose freelance work in a huge variety of different fields. Some work as freelance writers, solely online. Others work as photographers, fitting in projects around other commitments. Some work as freelance consultants, helping other people set up businesses and avoiding pitfalls. Others still work as freelance artists, designers, musicians or tutors.

If you are good at something, you can work providing your services as a freelancer. And, it could well change your life. Here’s a look at how.

It Gives You More Time

As a freelancer, you’ll feel like you’ve got more hours in your day. Ask a freelance website designer what they wear during their work day and they’ll likely say pajamas or sweat pants. Comfort is a luxury you get as a freelancer. Think of your commute to work. If you travel for 30 minutes every day, and work five days a week, for 47 weeks of the year, that’s 235 hours a year traveling to and from work. You also spend time getting ready for work in the morning. As a freelancer, you can work in your pajamas if you want to.

Even if you work as a photographer or tutor and you have to leave the house, you can decide how far you are willing to go, you can charge for travel time, and you can decide how often you work.

It Gives You Freedom

As well as having more time, you’ve got a lot more freedom and flexibility. You’re not tied to a Rota or schedule. You can work when and if you want to. If you can’t sleep one night, or there’s nothing on TV, you can do some work to save yourself time later. You also can work extra some days if you need more time off later in the week.

You are In Charge

Many people love the chance to control their own fortunes. As a freelancer, you are completely in charge of when you work, who for and how much. You can also branch out to avoid getting bored. Making money from a variety of different sources.

Earning Potential

One area freelancers can struggle is earning money in the beginning. Without experience or a portfolio, it can be hard to find work. But, once you do start to make money and build up a list of clients, your earning potential can be huge. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or women, or what your background is, you can charge what you are worth, using a Paystub generator to keep track of your income.

Finding Yourself

This freedom, flexibility, earning potential and responsibility can enrich your life. It gives you the chance to go out there and find yourself. To truly be the person you want to be, and to explore all of your interests and passions, without ever being tied down. Freelancers are often happier and healthier with a fantastic appreciation of life.

Staff Writer; Sherry Jones

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