It is being said all over again that being a freelancer has many perks in term of freedom and peace of mind.
Why is that so?
We will have a look at why these two are so important for us.
1. You get to set your own working hours unlike many of our counterparts who have a fixed hour of either 8.30am to 5.30pm or 9.00am to 6.00pm.
2. You get to decide when to have that cup of coffee, the sandwich, the bagel and even lunch hour. For most people, lunch hour would be either 12.00pm or 1.00pm but for you it can be at 11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.00pm or even 4.00pm.
3. You don’t have to work 8 hours a day. You can work one hour if you like or 12 hours when things are piling up.
4. You don’t have to sleep at 10pm if you don’t want to. You can choose to sleep at 4.00am and wake up at 11.00am and call it your bed time.
5. You don’t even have to wait until the end of the month to get payments. You can get payment every week, every fortnight or every month. Some even get paid every day (this doesn’t apply for all countries).
6. You don’t have to find excuse to get medical leave. You don’t have to see the doctor to get a medical leave. You don’t have to show the medical bill as prove that you are ill.
7. You can watch TV while working (if that works for you). At least it works for me, except that I watch videos while working since I write a lot of stuff and I need to have something either to distract myself or to get more ideas.
8. You don’t have to wear formal attire to work at home.
9. You don’t have to leave home to go to work, so you get to save money on transportation.
10. You don’t have to eat outside and you have more time to cook, and save even more money on food.
Peace of Mind.
1. No one will be monitoring your work all the time (from your back or during meetings).
2. No one will keep telling you to “finish this before 5.00pm” or “don’t eat when you are working”.
3. No one will be bothering you while you work on your projects (imagine having colleagues that love to chit chat with you while working – mouth doing all the work and yet hands are not typing or doing anything).
4. No one will shout at you just to “borrow a pencil” or “share your snacks”.
5. No need to share toilets with other people.
6. You can watch any TV programs (if there is a TV in the office for use during lunch hour or tea break) that you like without having to ask someone else, “what would you like to watch?”.
7. You don’t have to worry about what to wear to work especially if you are not the type of person who enjoy shopping for clothes every other weekend.
8. The most important of all, your boss will not be glancing at you all the time to check whether you are working or talking.
Did I miss something? Continue at the comments, please.