Freelancing is the practice of working for someone or offering services on a per-project or contractual basis. Freelance jobs are very common nowadays, especially this time of the pandemic. Many companies laid-off workers and some companies even stopped their operations. A lot of people were affected. Some of them open small businesses to sustain their daily needs and many chose to be freelancers.
Is freelancing for everyone? I can say that all jobs have their own advantages and disadvantages. What is important is that we should be aware of the challenges to ensure that we are prepared and can handle them. In this time of the pandemic, freelancing is a good opportunity. This can be a side hustle where we can use our skills and passion. We can be our own boss in a project that we love to do or in testing a new career. Flexibility and working in the comfort of our own homes is one of the perks of freelancing. The number of hours of work and the income-earning will definitely depend on our skills and the level of our expertise. But of course like any other jobs freelancing has its own share of disadvantages. One of these is that freelancing usually is for a short-term basis only. Although some freelancers have long-time clients, this will definitely require a lot of hard work. Freelancers should not stop learning and improving their skills over time. Fewer benefits is another disadvantage of freelancing. Unlike traditional full-time jobs, holiday pay and leave benefits are rarely provided.
We can not deny the fact that freelancing is getting popular these days and it gives a lot of opportunities for people to be able to have income and provide for their families.