If you’re reading this, then you’re either a freelance or thinking of becoming one. Well, you’re in luck. Here are the BEST things about being a freelancer to keep you motivated, and encourage you to start!
Dress Code Whatever
Have you ever been to work in a suit in the height of the summer? Or worn a really uncomfortable outfit in a three-hour meeting? Maybe you’re struggling to keep those shoes shiny? One of the best things about freelancing is that you set your own dress code. Therefore, if you get up and want to sit at your computer in your pyjamas – you can! No more forcing yourself into hot, uncomfortable clothes. You can let yourself be stylish and comfortable all day long.
I often get eye-rolled when I pull my laptop out on a train or at a cafe. That’s just because they’re jealous your desk gets to be anywhere you want it to be! Since discovering the wonder that is free wifi and mobile hot-spotting I’ve been able to take my work travelling. You can open up your laptop in your favourite pub, at a train station or even on the beach! Freelance in style!
You Can Be Picky
When you become an established freelancer, you can get picky about what you do. If someone offers you a job, but the price is low, or the work is boring – you don’t have to take it! There will always be someone else who wants that work, and there will always be thousands of other projects you can get stuck into. It’s not like a full-time job where you have to do all the work you’re told to do regardless. Therefore, you’re always enjoying it!
Be Who You Want To Be
I don’t know about you, but I always feel there is something quite romantic about being a freelancer. You are paid for your creativity and skillset. For example, if you are a writer or designer, people automatically assume you’re famous and exceptionally talented, they’ll ask if they may know you from somewhere.
Well, maybe it’s not quite like being Jane Austin or John Keets, but other people don’t know that! It certainly sounds better than being <insert boring job title here>.
It’s Just Coffee For One
You need another coffee but if you get up and make one the whole office will expect one too. Oh wait, you don’t have any colleagues! There’s no need to put post-it notes on your lunch or protect your favourite pen. There is zero workplace drama, no annoying co-worker that ruins to office vibe and no brown-noser to really wind you up. The dream!