Freelance jobs or permanent jobs
Are you considering working as a freelancer? If so, it can be a rewarding alternative to answering to “the man” but it has its downsides too.
I recently responded to a young woman’s thread on another site regarding what it takes to enter the world of freelance writing. The questions she asked were probing — which is good — and something that everyone should do if exploring whether to jump into this dynamic field.
Without going through all the 5 questions again, these were some of my responses to her:
1 – When asked about hours worked per week : I told her I average between 55-70 hours.
2 – When asked the type of work that I am doing now : I responded that I was updating someone’s web site. Nope, I do have other jobs to do besides writing…I have to pay the bills, right?
3 – When asked what I like best about freelancing : I mentioned not having a boss to answer to and being able to pick and choose the projects that appeal to me.
Finally, when asked about the down sides of freelancing : I mentioned the long hours as well as the ups and downs of the business: feast or famine!
So, I guess I have this to say to anyone who is considering entering the freelance world: it ain’t all glamour but if you don’t mind working hard you can make a go of it.
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