I will start by saying that most people who were born before this generation called Millenials, as well as some of us who belong to it (chronologically speaking), have been taught since childhood that we must study a profession (preferably something important like medicine or any engineering), to obtain our college degree as soon as possible and start working immediately.
Then, when we start earning money, we must start saving or falling into debt to buy a house, a car, get married, have children... And when we have been working for the same company for about 25 or 30 years, we can retire and stay at home to have grandchildren and take care of them.
Nowadays this isn’t consistent with reality, so why choose the longest and most difficult path, if you can earn much more money in less time with the same effort and dedication? Trust me, the following article is going to change the way you see things.
LET ME MAKE MY OWN
reasons to become a freelancer
The meaning of this post is to clarify that at any age, in any physical condition and almost anywhere in the world you can start earning money as a freelancer – basically, I’m talking of nothing more than monetizing your skills, knowledge and passions, all while working independently and remotely.
So, here are 5 reasons to become a freelancer.
When you have a job in a traditional institution, it’s generally to obey hierarchies where everyone responds to an authority. In this type of organization you usually don’t deal directly with whoever pays you for your services, while in freelancing you can choose who to work with and reach an agreement with each client about the conditions of employment.
By discussing the conditions directly with your employer, you can agree on the rate of each specific job (per hour or per project), work with people or organizations from anywhere in the world and even finish the employment relationship at the moment that both parties decide, without this having to affect any of you in the future.
As you work remotely, without having to go to an office or physical space, you can choose from where to work (home, a coworking space in your city or an inn in another country), how to dress (you don’t have to spend your clothes, as well that you can use pajamas if you want to) and other benefits associated with this independence.
One of the main advantages of being a freelancer is that you place the limit of income that you will receive. Yep, you read that right. Depending on how you organize your time, you can increase the profit barrier you want and you can get more money every month or every day.
At this point, the quality of your work is extremely important, because this is what will make you be able to charge more, as well as respecting the deadline and keeping a good communication with every client, so that both of you receive exactly what you have agreed.
In this way, you get a great financial freedom that allows you to quickly increase your income and thus be able to save money to fulfill your plans, whether you buy that house you've wanted so much, start a family (or enlarge it), travel to that dream place or invest in something that has insistently been in your thoughts.
Working as a freelancer allows you to have the power of deciding when to work and when to stop. You don’t have to travel long distances to go to an establishment where you will work more than 8, 9, 10 or more hours a day for 5 or 6 days a week.
There is a lot of downtime in these 9-5 working days, so you are not always being productive or efficient in most of these traditional jobs, besides finishing the day exhausted and not wanting to do anything else.
When you work as a freelancer, things change. If you need to run errands, go to the doctor or a family commitment, you don’t have to ask anyone for permission and you can really dedicate yourself to live, always keeping in mind that a good organization is essential to succeed in this world.
You will now be able to
move around whenever you want and for as long as you want, if you know how to
manage your schedule to meet job responsibilities and deadlines.
In the field of freelancing, meritocracy does exist, in the sense that you get more benefits while your work and reputation improve. In addition, learning new skills helps you complement your projects and work more effectively.
So, by dedicating yourself to this relatively new type of job, you can quickly rise in popularity before potential clients and obtain extra benefits based on your merits.
For example, you can
achieve greater exposure before potential customers, charge a higher price for
your services, find more employment options, among other advantages of
continuing to grow in this medium.
Unlike traditional jobs, where there are many constraints such as your age or the time of experience you have (especially when you have just graduated or if you have never worked before), in freelancing you can start making money from the beginning because this is an activity which doesn’t stop growing.
In this sense, by becoming
a freelancer you will always have job offers, thanks to the growing number of
clients and organizations that are looking for freelancers to carry out their
projects, as well as the large number of platforms that have been created for
After quitting my job, I discovered that these 5 reasons made me decide to stop working in a traditional way.
Thanks to the lessons I’ve learned since, I can now recommend you to live the experience for yourself and start now by taking your future in your hands. Take advantage of your skills, make money through your passions, organize your time more efficiently and make your dreams come true.
Have you thought about quitting your job to become a freelancer or have you already done it? Discuss your experiences and concerns!
Co-Founder. Lead Content Creator (Spanish). Licensed in Chemistry. Scientist by profession. Curious from birth. Traveler by passion. Writer by calling. In love with the very essence of existence and thrilled with the idea of helping others reach their dreams and fulfill their life's desires.