Being a freelancer sounds like the dream career, doesn't it? No boss, no hours and no office. While part of that is true, there's more to the story. Like everything in life, freelancing has its ups and downs; its advantages and disadvantages. If you're immersed in that world, you know exactly what we mean.
Of course, it has great benefits. For example, who wouldn't like the idea of being able to work anytime, anywhere? We all want to be in control of our lives, right? If you're a morning person, you can work early with a coffee in hand. But if you tend to focus in the evening, you can do that too without anyone objecting. Most of the time, you will also be able to choose the location. Basically you can work wherever you want; if you like the ambiance of a particular cafe, then so be it. Under the sun by a pool? As long as your Wi-fi allows it, go for it. Or do you prefer the comfort of your own home? Well, your couch can be your office.
Some recommendations for leading a quiet and productive freelance life are to try to find the place and time when you are most productive. This way you can create the habit of working in that time slot and have free time the rest of the day. On the other hand, although freelance work is largely remote, it is very important to have contacts and meet people in person. This not only builds trust and friendship, but also opens the door to other potential clients.
These are some points to keep in mind before entering this lifestyle. One last piece of advice we can give you is to never waste time or money. Work on the administrative side of your business during that free time, or why not set up bank accounts for that extra money? It is key to be prepared for any situation being a freelancer, but always look for your well-being. Don't leave your family, social and personal life behind; remember that by taking care of you, you are taking care of your business. At the end of the day, the greatest benefit of freelancing is the freedom to choose how you live your life. There is no one thing that defines it completely, since being so independent, everyone decides for themselves.