Every freelancer starts somewhere, for me it was the case of following others after reading a few articles online about how freelancers in Kenya makes a lot of money. How freelancers work with ease from the comfort of their home is what struck me the most.But over the years I have come to realize that if the only reason you want to become a freelancer is to make quick money and work in your pajamas, you are in for a bad time.
Despite the fact that all the benefits freelancing has to offer, it’s not a career path for everyone.But don’t get it twisted, am not trying to discourage anyone from taking up freelancing as a career.In fact, the main reason I am writing this article is to give you more reasons why you should try freelancing.
1.Freelancing Satisfy Your Creative Impulse
Are you a creative writer, blogger or web designer? Many individuals are naturally creative and talented but in a regular desk job they might never get the chance to exhibit their skills.Freelancing helps you put your creative ideas to good use, and you don’t have to work within the confines of your job scope.You can be as creative as you want to as long as you meet your client’s expectations.
No matter how much you earn every month, it usually runs out way too early.You can take up on freelance projects if your day job doesn’t take too many hours out of your day. It is a win-win situation whereby you get to keep your daily job, and you can find freelance projects and work for them.
Nowadays many companies prefer to hire freelancers rather than employ a full-time web designer, writer or blogger.You can take advantage of this and earn some extra bucks while at it.
3.Work From Home
Working from home makes freelancing an attractive career to pursue, this has made everyone want to take freelancing as their occupation.For starters, working from home can save you in many ways: transport expenses, time spent on traffic jams, buying lunch, office rent and other work related expenses.
The best part about working from home is no more meetings, office drama, and politics.You focus on getting your work done and you get paid for just that.
4.Pick Up Vacations At Will
If you have worked in an office, you know how hard it is for you to get your leave from the boss.With freelancing this is different.When you feel like you need a vacation, you can pack your bags and drive/fly to your favorite destination with your family or friends.You can even work on your freelance projects while on a vacation.
As a freelancer, you can set your rates based on factors such as convenience, urgency, your experience, etc.Freelancers earn up to three or four times more on a daily rate than employees earn.
To make it as a freelancer you need the self-discipline to pull it through, the same kind of discipline that you will have if you are employed in an office.Have proper time management and nothing will stop you from achieving your freelance dreams.
There you have it, five reasons why you should try freelancing as a career.