Have you heard the news? 2022 is the year of the freelancer! Due to The Great Resignation, people are paving their own way, creating their own work life, making their own hours and their own rules. We’ve talked about the many reasons that The Great Resignation happened (and is still happening by the way) which is now leading to people wanting to freelance. We are going to give you the top 5 reasons you should freelance, especially if you are a part of, or looking to be a part of The Great Resignation.
Freelancing allows for flexibility.
Think about it. As a business owner, you have some flexibility, but you also have none. Many business owners, and we speak from experience, work 24/7. As a freelancer, you can make your own hours, take on as many or as few clients or jobs as you want. As an employee, you are lucky to have flexibility, and for it, you often have to negotiate. Flexibility allows for a better quality of life, which is why it is #1 in our list of the top 5 reasons you should freelance.
Freelancers can work from anywhere.
Freelance jobs offer independence so that you can take jobs anywhere you want, or in many cases, if you are a digital worker, you can work remotely, from literally anywhere. You have the flexibility of working alone, or partnering with contract workers when you need to. You also have the ability to work whatever schedule you want, so if you want to work in a different time zone, and take on clients in various countries, working on their schedule, you can. Again, this type of benefit allows you to cultivate the life you desire, adding to a better quality of life. We have this at the top of our list at #2 of the top 5 reasons you should freelance, for that reason.
Freelancing allows you to gain experience.
Working freelance allows you to gain experience in areas you may have wanted to broaden your horizons in. You can also dabble more in some areas that may have peaked your interest to determine if you wanted to go full throttle, building your resume, beef up your portfolio, opting whether or not you want to gain clientele in said wheelhouse. This isn’t possible when working in a career, or taking on a new position.
Freelancing lends to creativity.
As a freelancer, you can be more creative and take on risks that you wouldn’t have been able to do when working for someone else. You can try new things, new ideas without the confines of a job scope, HR requirements, or corporate red tape. If you are someone who has creative ideas and has had to run them through not one, two, three, but four or more people or meetings for approval, you definitely appreciate this being on our list of the top 5 reasons you should freelance.
Freelancing can be the income you want it to be.
Freelancing can be a great added income, a side hustle, and/or can even lead to an LLC, or a business. You can make freelancing whatever you want it to be. The world is your oyster when it comes to freelancing. It makes you feel more in control of your own destiny. With that being said, freelancing does mean that you must hustle to gain work. Freelancing isn’t free. You must solicit your work, but fear not. We have some tips for how you can get started here.
Whether you are on your way to your own Great Resignation, or simply want to get started in freelancing, we have a FREE Freelance Resource Guide you can download it HERE to get you started on your freelance journey.