The pros and cons being a freelancer

As being a freelancer can we discuss the pros & cons of freelancer

The first question I would ask is why would you consider being a freelancer vs a full-time employee?

Do you have a valuable skill that businesses are willing to pay as a freelancer?

The main pro I would say is you are in control of your work/clients and time.

Freelancers can work whenever they choose and are completely in control of their time. These options aren’t available to employees. Employees typically have a set schedule of hours to work (9 to 5 on weekdays), report to supervisors as needed, and receive a set number of vacation days annually.

Most In-Demand Freelance Skills:
Website Design. Web design is an essential skill in today’s digital economy.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Graphic Design.
Social Media Marketing.
Website Development.
Data Analytics.

I think it depends on the country, but as far as I know from friends, there are three big pain points being a freelance:

  • Tax declaration
  • Finding clients
  • Dealing with clients

Those three points can be very painful, and are factors you should consider before jumping into this