Perks of freelancing from home 04.04.2016 : 10:24am
No nagging boss, no objectives or KPIs, and no corporate jargon that sends you insane each time it’s uttered around the office – talk about a dream job. Well, that dream my dear friend is freelancing. It’s your profession but on your time, at your rate, and on whatever terms you please. Sounds sweet, but just to tempt you even further we’ve put together our favourite perks of freelancing.
Flexitime, family time, holiday time
So much time, so much choice. The biggest upside of freelancing is you choose what you do with your time. You can get out of bed when you want, play with the kids if you feel like it, or even blob out watching Netflix. While we suggest getting stuck into some work may be helpful to the bank balance, and so you stick to your client’s deadline, having the flexibility to choose can be hugely beneficial. Oh and you never have to apply for leave again, book your holidays in now.
Spread your wings
Being a freelancer will generally see you working with multiple clients. That means you get to meet and chat with a wide range of people and you get to be a part of each company you do work for. You don’t have to put up with the same person each day talking to you about the weather, nor do you have to deal with any internal politics.
It’s not just PJs that you can wear but literally anything you want. Onesies, shorts and jandals, even your birthday suit (well maybe not to client meetings) can pass. It’s up to you.
You control it all
Being a freelancer means you’re in charge. You’re the head honcho and will look after the output for your clients, your own admin, your invoicing and money. Yes it means a bit of extra work, but on the flip side you set your own rates, you control the workflow and who you work with, and you are the one that signs off any work, meaning you have creative control.
Traffic be gone
You may set yourself up a little office somewhere but more than likely you’ll be working from home. This means no commute. You will never again have to sit in traffic for hours creeping inch by inch down the motorway. You won’t have to squeeze onto the bus or train with some sweaty guy next to you. Instead you’ll be walking from the bedroom to the office area (couch) and it will take you a solid 30 seconds if you’re lucky.