Are you thinking of using your skill set at home in the realm of freelancing? Have you really thought it through? The concept of working from home might seem very appealing but there are lot of pros and cons of freelancing that need to be thought of beforehand before making any big decision.

Pros

  • One of the big advantages of freelancing is that you can opt for jobs that fit in your schedule. Do you like to work at night? Well, you’re nocturnal tendencies can be satiated through freelancing. With the advent of freelancing networks such as Freelancer and Up work, the opportunities are diverse if you know what you’re doing.
  • You can always be on the move and still do your work. All you need is a laptop and a good Internet connection! You can set up your office at a coffee shop if you want.
  • You can create an environment which is best suited for you to work in. At the moment I am doing some client work and also using a really nice beginners sewing machine , it has alwas been a hobby of mine and thanks to freelancing I can expand my skills set even though I might be working . Y

Cons

  • One of the drawbacks of freelancing is that you have to manage your own finances. There a lot of frauds in the market and they can deceive you quite easily. Make sure that you work through a secure and reputable freelancing network to ensure 100 percent financial security.
  • There are a lot of added benefits you get when you’re doing a regular job such as health benefits. However, when you’re doing a freelancing gig, you will not be eligible for any of those benefits.
  • Freelancers are hired by employers and most often you will not get a job of your choice. If you’re a writer you will have to write on niches that you have limited interest in. Are you really ready to compromise on all that? With time, you might lose lose interest.

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