Do you like being bossed around? No? It’s only natural – nobody likes it. But the reality is that you enter adult life and all of a sudden, having a job is a requirement. One day, you didn’t even bother taking orders from your mom or siblings, and the next; you are taking orders from a complete stranger you don’t even like!
It is understandable; since the stranger in question is paying you to do work for him or her. When you are a leader, why must you be a follower in order to earn a living? You can make your own living! Here are the five reasons you should quit your job and start freelancing with that insurgent blood running in your veins:
You Are Your Own Boss
That’s the biggest advantage of having a freelancing career – you don’t follow someone else’s rules, you make your own! This independence comes with a healthy dose of freedom to work when you choose and where you choose.
Your relationship with your client will be democratic rather than autocratic. This different spirit in the relationship actually gives you an equal footing with your client, rather than being downplayed as simply a ‘staff member.’ You will set your own hours, build your own schedule, wake up when you want. Doesn’t that sound too good to be true?
How many times have you had to cancel plans with your friends or family because you didn’t get a leave? Are you tired of fitting your personal life around your work, and sometimes not being able to? With freelancing, you will have the opportunity to fit your work around your personal life. No more calling up friends to postpone movie plans. You can take a break from work when you want and not only that, you can take as much holidays or as little as you prefer, which means more personal space for family, even going on a vacation!
The only reason you can ever lose your job is if YOU are careless and negligent. Therefore, since you are in charge, you have job security. Freelancing is an opportunity for you to learn how to keep your finances and manage money.
Furthermore, as compared to being a fulltime employee with a fixed pay, you are in a position to negotiate and change your rate. You can double or even triple it, in accordance with the client at hand. Not only this, you can work for multiple clients at the same time and increase your pay as a consequence.
Look at it this way, how can more money ever be a bad thing?
As a freelancer, you will have the chance to work with various different clients and in a multitude of roles. This will help you push your boundaries and widen your experience to an extent where you can not only hone your existing skills, but discover your ability to discover talents you never had!
For example, you may already know that you are a good writer, but if you are required to work with the design of the content as well, you could actually come to realize you are a competent designer. Ultimately, you will develop your core skill set and you will be able to create an image of being sought after rather than seeking clients. So, rather than being stuck in a rut at your job, you will have the opportunity to explore the rest of the path!
You Can Do What You Love
You can do what your love and love what you do. Since you don’t answer to anyone, you can literally take a u-turn with respect to which skill you wish to use as a freelancing opportunity. You are currently an accountant, you are good at what you do, but you don’t have a passion for it – you’d rather write all day. Leave that life behind and pursue writing as a freelancing career! With freelancing, the world is not only at your feet, but yours to live the way you want to.
You Have a Decision to Make
Now that you know all the reasons, ask yourself why you are continuing to work at this job, especially if you don’t like it? Then ask yourself if you want any of the things mentioned above to make your work life invigorating. Above all, ask yourself if you want to be your own boss. Is the answer yes? Then it’s definitely time for you to quit your job and start freelancing! You only live once, make it worth your while.