27 Things You’ll Only Know If You’re A Freelancer

1. Going freelance is a big jump, and not one for the unprepared.
Going freelance is a big jump


2. This is how you imagine working from home.
Working from home


3. But in reality, it’s this.
But if anyone asks if you sit around in tracksuit bottoms all day, you’ll shoot them an evil look.
Freelancer reality


4. You have to put up with this a lot.
You have to put up with this a lot


5. And also this.
and also this - 27 things you’ll only know if you’re a freelancer


6. This rings all too true.
this rings all too true


7. But you have ways of getting your own back.
you have ways of getting your own back


8. And you’ve learned the value of persistence.
And you learned the value of persistence


9. Your parents don’t understand what your job is.
‘So, you work for yourself? But also other people? How do you book time off?’


10. Especially when you explain that shift work is not the same as full-time.
when you explain that shift work


11. Late night commissions are the bane of your life.


12. The idea of a weekend is a foreign concept.


13. And even if you have weekend plans, a surprise commission means you’ll usually bail.


14. Getting paid by the hour is the dream.


15. Although suggesting your rates usually results in this.


16. Your concept of money swings wildly from this.


17. To this.


18. And you know not to turn down any job.


19. Days without commissions.


20. Weeks without commissions.


21. And then, boom!


22. But hey! Flexible working hours mean you can realistically have a pet.
flexible working hours mean you can have pet


23. Though you might not have ‘office friends’, you’ll have a gang of like-minded freelancers.
though about not having office friends


24. And you’ll always find a mentor to help you when things get tough.
mentor to help you when things get tough


25. That new computer? Totally tax deductable.
that new computer totally tax deductable


26. The lack of strings attached means you can travel like nobody else.
lack of strings attached means you can travel


27. And you can always make the most of a sunny day.
you can always make the most of a sunny day

  • Linas
  • November 21, 2013, 7:04 am
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